Membership

The Association shall consist of:

Honorary Fellows:  Honorary Fellows shall be persons of scientific distinction who have contributed to the advancement of psychology. The total number of Honorary Fellows at any one time shall not exceed ten (10).

Fellows:  To quality for election as a fellow a Persons shall be a full members or shall have satisfied the Executive that he possesses the requirement for full membership and in either cause he shall have satisfied the Executives:

  •  That he/she has been engaged in work of a psychological nature (other than undergraduate training) for a total period of at least seven years; and
  • That he/she possesses an advanced knowledge of psychology in at least one of its fields; and
  • That he/she has made a sustainable and original contribution to the advancement of psychological knowledge or practice either by his/her own researches or by organizing and developing the work of others.

Full Member:   A full Member shall be a person with at least a Master Degree or equivalent in psychology from any recognized University.

Association Member:  An Associate Member shall be a holder of a first degree in psychology with at least five years relevant experience in any of the applied fields of psychology in relevant institutional contexts, (e.g. clinic, hospital, industry, educational establishments).

Graduate Member: A Graduate Member shall be a holder of a first degree in psychology with under years of relevant work experience.

Affiliate Member: Affiliate Members shall be member of other related professions (e.g. who demonstrate a keen interest in psychology.

Student Subscribers: All Nigerian students enrolled in Departments of Psychology in recognized universities for purposes of obtaining degree in psychological and students in other related disciplines shall be eligible to join as student subscribers.

What We Do

  1. • Compile a register of psychologists accredited to practice in Nigeria
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  3. • Advocate for a legal framework to favor the practice of psychology in Nigeria
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  5. • Encourage the practice of psychology in applied settings
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  7. • Public enlightenment and behavior change communication for national development
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  9. • Advocate on subjects that are relevant for positive orientation for positive change and human development
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  • • Collaboration with appropriate regulatory organizations to develop curricula in psychology that meet national development needs
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  • • Promotion of a mentorship scheme to build capacity of junior colleagues in research and practice
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  • • Ensure strict adherence to the code of ethics of the discipline of psychology
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  • • Develop partnership(s) with other disciplines and organizations to improve humanity and career status of members
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  • • Assist leaders and public service holders with relevant evidence based information on human behavior to guide policy formulation and implementation
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  • • Encourage the development of the technology for psychological assessment and testing
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  • • Promote an Africa-wide network for the promotion of the science and practice of psychology
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  • • Prescribe quality control standards for psychology education and practice in Nigeria
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