REDUCING ETHNOCENTRISM AND CORRUPTION IN NIGERIA

THE PSYCHOSOCIAL PERSPECTIVE

  • Chiamaka O Joe-Akunne Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka
  • Emeka A Nwankwo Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University, Igbarim
  • Bernard C Chine Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka
Keywords: Psychosocial Perspective, Ethnocentrism, Corruption, behavioural conditioning

Abstract

Ethnocentrism and corruption have become seemingly intractable vices that plague the Country. It is hardly possible to differentiate between ethnocentrism and corruption as crime and as official conduct in Nigeria. This paper attempts to show path ways to the reduction of ethnocentrism and corruption in Nigeria from psychosocial perspective. It suggested that change in policy must change with regards to inter-ethnic relations. That new policy should reflect “accommodation” rather than restriction. It should afford every ethnic group a chance to express and actualize its full potentials. Since corruption and ethnocentrismis a learned behaviour, it can be unlearnt through some forms of behavioural conditioning.

Author Biographies

Chiamaka O Joe-Akunne, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka

Department of Psychology

Emeka A Nwankwo, Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University, Igbarim

Department of Psychology

Bernard C Chine, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka

Department of Psychology

Published
2018-10-05
How to Cite
Joe-Akunne, C., Nwankwo, E., & Chine, B. (2018). REDUCING ETHNOCENTRISM AND CORRUPTION IN NIGERIA. Practicum Psychologia, 8(1). Retrieved from https://journals.aphriapub.com/index.php/PP/article/view/581
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