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Research Interests

My research interests lie at the intersection of psychology, social behaviour, and cultural influences, particularly focused on various aspects of undergraduate and youth behaviour, and mental health. My works and collaborations so far explored interests such as:

  • Social Psychology of Undergraduates: Investigating various psychological aspects among undergraduates such as social support, humour styles, forgiveness, personality factors, self-esteem, fantasy behaviour, and examination malpractice.
  • Impact of Cultural and Social Factors: Studying the influence of cultural orientation, lifestyle, family demography, and cultural conflicts (e.g., Bakassi conflict) on behaviour, cognition, and psychological well-being.
  • Psychosocial Implications of Terrorism: Analysing the psychosocial implications of terrorism, particularly within the Nigerian context, including its effects on cognition, anxiety, and mental health.
  • Educational and Organizational Psychology: Exploring themes related to academic adjustment, growth mindset, academic perceptions, organizational effectiveness in the media industry, and stress among university academics.
  • Human Development and Entrepreneurship: Investigating factors influencing human development, such as problem-solving skills and entrepreneurial motivation among youths.
  • Forensic Psychology: Examining the psychological well-being and influences on prison inmates' mental health, involving aspects like self-esteem and psychological well-being.
  • Youth risky behaviours: Investigating factors influencing various behaviours such as drug behaviours, aggression, gambling, risky sexual behaviour, heavy alcohol use, self-harm, impulsive eating, and reckless behaviours.
  • Psychometric Assessment and Scale Development: Developing, adapting, and validating scales related to social categorization, fantasy behaviour, risky behaviours and problem-solving abilities among youths in Nigeria.

In addition to the areas covered above, I am interested in research prospects that may want to look at social-psychological antecedents and consequences of war, crime, offending and aggression, terrorism, crowd adverse behaviours, gangs, fraud, and so on. I am also interested in the social psychology of youth offenders and rehabilitation; looking at how findings could influence policy change.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Education/Academic qualification

Ph.D., Problem-solving and innovative behaviours as predictors of risky behaviours and entrepreneurial motivation among Anambra State youths., Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University

19 Dec 201629 Feb 2020

Award Date: 10 Feb 2020

MSc, Predicting influence of fantasy behaviour and perceived body-image on social categorization among youths in Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria., University of Ibadan

22 Mar 201319 Mar 2015

Award Date: 19 Mar 2015

BSc, Impact of alcohol on youths in Awka Metropolis. , Madonna University Nigeria

24 Sept 200722 Sept 2011

Award Date: 22 Sept 2011

External positions

Lecturer in Psychology, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka

27 Jun 201919 Oct 2022

Part-Time Lecturer in Psychology, Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University

19 Jul 201721 Dec 2020


  • BF Psychology
  • H Social Sciences (General)
  • HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform

Collaborations and top research areas from the last five years

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