Psychology

gouni-psychology

DURATION:
4 Years
ID:
PSY

As a science, Psychology seeks to discover patterns, using facts, principles and generalizations, in order to increase our knowledge, understanding and control of behaviour in various social and cultural settings, groups, institutions and organizations.

The mission of the Psychology programme of Godfrey Okoye University is therefore to equip students with skills, concepts and abilities which can help them to understand, predict condition, control and modify human and animal behaviour for the overall social, economic, political and national development of Nigeria. Our university’s mission and philosophy of dialogue forms the background of research and teaching in this programme.

 

Aims and objectives

The aims and objectives of the programme Psychology are:

  1. To inculcate in Psychology students a sense of enthusiasm for and identify with Psychology as a profession; an appreciation of its application in different contexts, and environments, and to involve students in an intellectually stimulating and satisfying experience of learning and studying.
  2. To provide students with a broad and balanced foundation of psychological knowledge and practical skills.
  3. To  develop in students the ability to apply their psychological knowledge and skills (such as analysis of behavioural etiology, patterns, prevalence and epidemiology; using the principles of cognition, learning, motivation, emotion, adjustment, conflicts, attitudes, beliefs, values, intelligence, personality, leadership and interpersonal skills, etc) in proffering solutions to theoretical and practical problems of psychology and society.
  4. To develop in students, through an education in Psychology, a range of transferable skills of value in psychological, social, organizational, industrial, educational, health and cultural employment environments, by the use of generative and creative methods of social engineering
  5. To provide students with a knowledge and skill base from which they can proceed to further studies in specialized areas of psychology (such as health, clinical, organizational/industrial, managerial, artificial intelligence, social, human resources management, political, educational, forensic, environmental psychology, etc) or multi-disciplinary areas involving psychology.
  6.  To generate in students an appreciation of  the importance of psychology in  developing countries like Nigeria in relation to industrial, economic, environmental and socio- cultural contexts, issues, problems and policies, especially as they relate to existential and epistemological values, attitudes and beliefs.

UTME

  1. Five qualifying credits in WASSCE/NECO, GCE/0’level obtained in not more than two sittings. These credits must include, English and Mathematics, and three other courses.
  2. An acceptable pass in the UTME entrance Examination.

Direct Entry:

Candidates  for Direct Entry  admission  shall  possess  five  credit passes in  the SSCE, NECO, GCE  or equivalents of which at least two shall be at  advanced  level , or  four  credits  passes  of  which  at  least  three  shall  be at  advanced  level  provided  that  such  passes  are  not  counted at  both  levels  of  the examinations.  For emphasis credit passes in English Language, Mathematics, Economics and any of Government or History is compulsory.

All students must fulfil the basic entry requirements of the university. The programme’s duration is four years for general entry students and three years for direct entrants.

LEVEL

COURSE CODE

COURSE TITLE

CREDIT UNITS

Deg  1PSY  101Introduction to Psychology   I

2

Deg  1PSY  103Learning Process  I

2

Deg  1PSY  105Peace Thinking and Peace Making

2

Deg  1PSY  111Quantitative Methods of Psychology

2

Deg  1PSY  173History of Psychology

2

Deg  1ECO  101Principles of Economics  I

2

Deg  1SOC  101Introduction to Sociology  I

2

Deg  1BIO  101General Biology  I

3

Deg  1CHM  101General Chemistry  I

3

LEVEL

COURSE CODE

COURSE TITLE

CREDIT UNITS

Deg  2PSY  211Statistical Methods in Psychology  I

2

Deg  2PSY  221General Experimental Psychology  I

2

Deg  2PSY  231Physiological Psychology   I

2

Deg  2PSY  241Introduction to Social Psychology  I

2

Deg  2PSY  243Psychology of Ethnicity and Group

2

Deg  2PSY  251Developmental Psychology  I

2

Deg  2PSY  281Culture, Value & Conflict in Nigeria

2

Deg  2ECO  203Introduction to Microeconomics  I

2

LEVEL

COURSE CODE

COURSE TITLE

CREDIT UNITS

Deg  3PSY  323Experimental Design

2

Deg  3PSY  333Sensory Processors

2

Deg  3PSY  341Political Psychology

2

Deg  3PSY  351Clinical Psychology  I

2

Deg  3PSY  361Personality Assessment  I

2

Deg  3PSY  363Psycho. Testing and Test Construction

2

Deg  3PSY  365Guidance &Counselling

2

Deg  3PSY  369Research Methods in Psychology

2

Deg  3PSY  371History / Systems of Psychology

1

Deg  3SOC  321Sociology of Crime and Delinquency  I

2

LEVEL

COURSE CODE

COURSE TITLE

CREDIT UNITS

Deg  4PSY  403Behaviour Modification

2

Deg  4PSY  435Advanced Psycho-Biological Study

2

Deg  4PSY  447Social Perception

2

Deg  4PSY  453Practicum in Psychotherapy   I

2

Deg  4PSY  457Forensic Psychology

2

Deg  4PSY  459Advanced Clinical Psychology

2

Deg  4PSY  461Advanced Psych Testing & Test Construc.  I

2

Deg  4PSY  497Research Project  I

2

raduates from Psychology Department can be employed as;

 

University lecturers/Directors in Research Institutions

 

Psychological Consultants serving the general public.