‘Women for Africa’ Finalist | @Women4Africa

I have been nominated and selected as a finalist in the Young Achiever category of the ‘Women for Africa’ awards. It is safe to say that I was shocked and honoured by the nomination and I still don't know who nominated me *covers face*. Pleaseeeee can whoever nominated me make themselves known so that I can express my gratitude personally.

Feeling Discouraged?

(Thank you Pastor Gina Elmes of Family Church, for this word) Discouragement is the loss of confidence or enthusiasm, feeling let down and disappointed even crushed. When we allow these feelings to settle in our heart we can begin to question God’s love and plan for us. Can we really trust Him? Am I alone … Continue reading Feeling Discouraged?

Mental Illness: Demons or Dopamine? Psychological or Spiritual?

As a student of Psychology at the University of Surrey (I am now an Alumnus) and a Christian, the debates surrounding mental illness are unending between the two dichotomous yet unified concepts. I think what fuels the debate even more for me, is coming from a Nigerian background. I love my country, but we have … Continue reading Mental Illness: Demons or Dopamine? Psychological or Spiritual?

Broken Home, Mind and Heart

To all those who have come from a Single Parent Home. I hope you’ll be encouraged. A single parent home is not just a home where one parent is physically missing. It can in fact be a home that appears to be one unit on the outside, but has cracks and the characteristics of a … Continue reading Broken Home, Mind and Heart

BYA Training at Legal and General

A review of the day is below from BYA Ambassador Kanayo Dike-Oduah who is now a 2nd year Psychology student and teacher of Science. Read what she had to say - “ While most Londoners were preparing for the 2012 Olympic Ceremony, the BYA Ambassadors were busy being trained by prominent staff at Legal and General. … Continue reading BYA Training at Legal and General

Britain ‘United’ for the Queens Diamond Jubilee

2012 is definitely going to be a year marked down in history for the UK. Not because the 'world is going to end' according to the same folk who previously predicted the end of the world. Lets just say, that theory has been falsified too many times, and hopefully it'll continue to be for a … Continue reading Britain ‘United’ for the Queens Diamond Jubilee

‘In an era of genetics, are psychological studies of environmental influences irrelevant?’

The term ‘era of genetics’ emphasises the fact that we have been living in a period of genetics right from the time of the famous scientist Mendel, who first looked at genetic inheritance in the offspring of plants and now we are able to apply his theory and understand why we as humans inherit particular … Continue reading ‘In an era of genetics, are psychological studies of environmental influences irrelevant?’

What is personality? To what extent is personality a product of genetic influences?

The study of personality lies within the broader context of the interplay between human nature and individual differences. It identifies human nature as a set of qualities that are characterized to all humans, in other words what humans have in common and are genetically equipped with from birth (Hergenhahn, 2011). In contrast, individual differences is … Continue reading What is personality? To what extent is personality a product of genetic influences?