Department of Psychology

Welcome to the Department of Psychology web page. The Department of Psychology is one of the eleven academic Departments in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences. It offers a range of academic and professional programmes in Psychology. For example, at the undergraduate level, the Department runs the Bachelor of Arts in Psychology (major). The Department offers three postgraduate programmes namely the Master of Arts in Applied Psychology, PhD in Applied Psychology by research only, and PhD by coursework plus thesis.

The Department of Psychology houses the Centre for Promotion of Literacy in Sub-Saharan Africa (CAPOLSA). Under this initiative, Staff in the Department of Psychology have demonstrated the use of teaching innovations through the use of a computer assisted learning resource called GraphoGameTM. GraphoGameTM is a highly innovative online environment self centred literacy game for learning letter-sound correspondences. The efficiency and effectiveness of GraphoGameTM innovation have been recognized in several research conducted in Zambia’s government schools, both in rural and urban areas. As evidenced by the scientific research conducted in Zambia, the literacy game does not only influence the rate at which early grade learners acquire the reading skills but also acts as a mechanism for improving the teaching practices of teachers in early grades. Finally, the Department offers a specialized course in participatory Monitoring and Evaluation. This course draws participations from industry, civil society, government departments and so on and so forth.

Postgraduate Programmes in the Department

Projects and Publications