This handbook is the first in the book series of two volumes. It contains 16 chapters. Each chapter gives an overview of the fundamentals that reflect the state of knowledge, current significance, future trends and applications in the sub-discipline of psychology. The consistent structural arrangement makes it easy for laymen, beginners and professionals to understand. Overall, the text is an invaluable resource for practitioners, researchers, students and faculty, showing to them, how psychology is relevant to all spheres of life.

Andrew A. Mogaji, Ph.D., is Associate Professor of Psychology, Benue State University, Makurdi, Nigeria.

Edited by

Andrew A. Mogaji


About the Editor                                                                                                            vii

List of Contributors                                                                                                      ix

Foreword I by Prof. Walter Lonner                                                                          xii

Foreword II by Prof. (Mrs.) Christine Roland-Levy                                              xiii

Acknowledgements                                                                                                         xiv

Preface                                                                                                                               xv

Chapter 1:       General Introduction to Psychology                                                                  1

Andrew A. Mogaji

Chapter 2:       Cross-Cultural Psychology                                                                              42

Andrew A. Mogaji

Chapter 3:       Developmental Psychology                                                                              69

Elvis Ihaji

Chapter 4:       Educational Psychology                                                                                 109

Katrina Korb

Chapter 5:       Environmental psychology                                                                            123

Charles Brenya Wiafe-Akenten

Chapter 6:       Ergonomics/Engineering Psychology                                                            142

Augustine Ebiai

Chapter 7:       Experimental Psychology                                                                              153

Given Hapunda & Francis Sichimba

Chapter 8:       Political Psychology                                                                                      174

Alimi Ajala, Andrew A. Mogaji, Felix Awosika &

Innocent Okoye

Chapter 9:       Physiological Psychology                                                                              202

Joanne Hash-Converse

Chapter 10:     Psychology of Industrial Relations                                                                228

Ilesanmi Jayeoba

Chapter 11:     Psychology of Mass Communication                                                            266

Innocent Okoye & Agnes Shaibu

Chapter 12:     Psycholinguistics                                                                                           277

Joseph B. Osoba

Chapter 13;     Psychological Testing                                                                                                294

Norma Kabuba-Mtonga & Anitha Menon

Chapter 14:     Research Methods in Psychology                                                                  311

Olukayode Afolabi

Chapter 15:     Social Psychology                                                                                          342

Samuel Oladipo

Chapter 16:     Statistical Methods and Computer Applications in Psychology                   366

Sofia Rivera- Aragon, Luz Maria Cruz-Martinez,

Mirna Garcia-Mendez, Rolando Diaz-Loving, and

Isabel Reyes-Lagunes,


Author Index                                                                                                                           412

Subject Index                                                                                                                          420