chapter  3
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Psychology in Nigeria: Origins, Current Status, and Future

WithJames T. Gire

James T. Gire received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Jos, a master’s from the London School of Economics, and a doctorate in experimental psychology from McMaster University, Canada. He is currently a professor of psychology (colonel) in the Department of Psychology and Philosophy at the Virginia Military Institute. His research interests are in the areas of adult development and aging, cross-cultural social psychology, and substance use and misuse, especially alcohol and tobacco. He has published articles in more than half a dozen peer-review journals, including the Canadian Journal of Behavioral Science, Journal of Social Psychology, Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, and Substance Use and Misuse. He also has published a book with Frank Eyetsemitan on adult development and aging in the developing world through Greenwood/Praeger. He is the immediate past president of the Virginia Social Science Association and

current editor of the Virginia Social Science Journal.