Entries on Psychology
After one has received Christ as one’s personal Lord and Saviour, the next step is: Doing right in all places (Righteousness) without which, he cannot enter the kingdom of God. Indeed Hebrews 12:14 SAYS: “Make every efforts to live at peace with all men and for holiness without which no one can see God”. Although, no matter how much one tries to live the life of righteousness, his righteousness is useless without Christ, for Christ is our righteousness. The Greek word dikaiosune is always translated as righteousness and is found 92 times in scripture whereas the English version of it is found 305 times in scripture and it means: Doing right in all places. Infact, it is only in Christ alone and by faith in His atonement can we live righteous lives (Rom 3:22-25; 4:1-22).
Laughter from the River captures the circle of life - the joys of birth through the travails of living to the mystery and sense of loss each death evokes. Egbe brings in this collection, a kaleidoscopic vision, a felicitous and challenging style, a breath of freshness making Laughter from the River a welcome first; a delight to feast!
This book, Introduction to Special Education for Schools and Colleges, is designed to upgrade teachers and teachers in training by providing basic information on characteristics of various categories of exceptional children, provides also information on the causes of various impairments, helping teachers identify exceptional children within and outside their classroom, helping teachers to get use to various methods of teaching exceptional children in-inclusive settings, and also helping teachers develop positive attitudes towards exceptional persons. This book consists of eight chapters covering various aspects of special Education; Namely; Definition of special education, terms used in special Education, Philosophy of Education for exceptional persons, Provision of Education for exceptional children. Other areas covered by the book include Historical Developments of Special Education in Nigeria, Mental Retardation, the Gifted and Talented, Learning Disabilities, Speech and Language Disorders, Hearing Impairments, Visual Impairments and Blindness, Emotional and Behavioural Disorders, Physical and Health impairments, Inclusive Education and Attitudes and Beliefs about Disabilities.
This work examines why the Lower Benue Valley communities that were erstwhile at peace with themselves have now earned a reputation as an area noted for orgy of violence along the Settler-Indigene divide. In fact, the continuous struggle between groups of the zone has intensified with attendant consequences of group distrust, suspicion, antagonism and tension culminating in violent expressions. Thus, the Lower Benue area has been stigmatised as an area known for violence.
What’s your value? How much of your potential have you put to use? At the end of our lives – no matter how long or short we discover we could have done far more, if we had only tried. If we had only believed. So, what stops us? Fear? Failure? Mistakes of yesterday? Lack of belief? What stops you? You got it right. You. Only you can stop you. Each day presents us with the opportunity to start over and do better than we did yesterday. We have the chance to be the best at every given point, to wear smiles that would colour our lives and that of people around us, sparkling a radiance that would beat the glory of the sun. We can let go of the past, forgive the evils passed unto us in blood from our ancestors and be far stronger to challenge the struggles of today – for yesterday lays a chain on us in unforgiveness that we must let go of to move forward. We can trust Aôndo (God) – we must trust Aôndo – to love us always and find a sense of fulfillment in determination. His love remains for all of us who key into it. We can do so much more: plan, strategize, live better and quite simply:
In a world where the priesthood is facing dire challenges like sexual abuse of children, spiritual aridity, misappropriation of funds and gross materialism among others, there is a need for priests who are well experienced in ministry and have developed themselves not only spiritually but intellectually and psychologically to help their fellow priests live above the challenges of the 21st century. One of those refined priests in Northern Nigeria is Reverend Father Professor Moses Orhungur, a scholar and legend. Fr Moses Orhungur has lived up to this task of helping in guiding and instructing his fellow priests in line with the challenges of the time. This is what Father has done in 2008 at the annual retreat in the Catholic Diocese of Jalingo. In this eight chapter book, Father Orhungur has reflected on the essence of a retreat and the attitude of priests during retreats; the true ideals of the priesthood, the challenges of the Nigerian priests in the 21st century; the collective responsibility of all priests; Mary, our mother and model; a lesson on patience; and the importance of reconciliation. Each of these chapters has a unique message for a contemporary priest and the lay faithful. They offer an outstanding expose’ on the failure and strength of the priesthood. This revolutionary and scholarly message from Father do not only address the problems within the priesthood
Project writing is a basic requirement for the graduation of both undergraduate and postgraduate students of any institution of higher learning. However, having coordinated and observed numerous defence panels as a long-established academic, I have noticed the sharp decline in the performance of students in their project/research work particularly in the last decade. Essential areas of project writing such as Abstract, Introduction, Methodology, Scope of Work, Statement of Problem, Literature Review and References are almost always incorrectly or poorly written. In addition, new areas/subheadings that are irrelevant on their own—as they are already subsumed in the existing areas mentioned—are added to the project work.
Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) begins with getting to know children. This also means getting to know families and communities. Understanding the important roles families and community play in ECCE programmes helps teachers build positive, respectful relationships that support children’s learning and development. The child is seen as a unique individual who will learn at his/her own pace.Children thrive when placed in a friendly environment where they can experience cultural values and traditional practices with the support of parents and the community. Learning experiences should be meaningful and relevant in helping children make connections between what is being taught and their own life experiences within a nurturing and secure environment that encourages the child’s physical, social, emotional and intellectual development.
In life as grown-ups, we know that it is pertinent to emulate particular attributes that point to bravery and greatness. A stance we have sincerely maintained as a principle, believing also in its worth thus, that it shall be one of the greatest treasures that we would leave behind when we are finally gone. Significant of these attributes is the fact that it is life when we are no longer here, for only our good or bad deeds count as our legacies, when we would have departed this tough world for our ancestral sweet home - Heaven. A principle which also gave birth to this work, A Million Miles Away. About six years ago (17th October, 2003), the 33rd Osana of Keana kingdom was enthroned, an event which opened the gate way to the entire society to say what they deemed fit on the personality involved, Senator Sir Emmanuel Onyatikpo Elayo. A Million Miles Away is one of those works, adapting its unique dimension. It is basically an academic searchlight that beams all through the tunnels of the life events of the personality in his over seven decades in this world. Perhaps for the authors, the Philanthropic and Magnanimous qualities of the personality in question captured their interest in him. As such, it then behoved on us that no matter how much it rains on a leopard its beautiful spots do not wash away, rather they get brighter. And so like the leopard’s spots, it is also difficult to erase the ink when it has been printed on the slates.
This work is a review and a critique of studies of the etiology of female crime. The main focus is on the adequacy or inadequacy of the theories and methods used by the respective authors to arrive at their conclusions. It is argued that the studies reviewed are handicapped in their explanatory power by methodological problems and that these problems derived, in part, from the inadequacies of the theoretical frameworks used in the respective studies. An attempt is made in the concluding section to suggest ways in which future studies of the etiology of female crime could improve on the explanatory power of earlier studies.
Parenting, Child Self-Esteem and Achievement Motivation is a book that really educates parents on parenting. The author has taken time to give parents, teachers and researchers theories and models of parenting, particularly the author’s model of authoritative parenting, for educating and training of parents. The interesting areas for parents to look out for are the various parenting styles; appropriate, inappropriate and dysfunctional parenting. The book is not limited to parents alone, it deals with teachers as well. The personality variables of self-esteem and achievement motivation were explained as well as how parents and teachers can help in developing them in children.
Parenting, Child Self-Esteem and Achievement Motivation is a book that really educates parents on parenting. The author has taken time to give parents, teachers and researchers theories and models of parenting, particularly the author’s model of authoritative parenting, for educating and training of parents. The interesting areas for parents to look out for are the various parenting styles; appropriate, inappropriate and dysfunctional parenting. The book is not limited to parents alone, it deals with teachers as well. The personality variables of self-esteem and achievement motivation were explained as well as how parents and teachers can help in developing them in children. I have no regrets therefore in recommending this book to parents and teachers for personal guidance on parenting and development of children’s self-esteem and achievement motivation. Finally, it will be a useful tool for researchers who are interested in carrying out research on parenting, child self-esteem and achievement motivation.