Professor Isidore Obot Pledges to Fund Public Image Study of Psychologists in Nigeria

Professor Isidore Obot, a former President of Nigerian Psychological Association (NPA), has offered to sponsor to the tune of N100,000 hundred thousand naira only ( about 274USD ) a research on what Nigerian public thinks of a psychologist: who is a psychologist in Nigeria?

He made the pledge at the 2017 NPA leadership summit held at Arcade Club and Suites Abuja from 22nd -25th  August,20017.

It is hoped that the outcome of this study will help to appreciate the perception of psychologists in Nigeria and what needs to be done to improve or maintain a positive image due to its relationship with consumption of psychological services in the public domain in Nigeria and beyond.

What We Do

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