Established in 2012, the Centre for Applied Psychology (CAP) was formed following the need for rigorous research in psychology in line with the emerging field of applied psychology. Today, the CAP serves the university through scholarly activities that encourage a culture of research among its members that includes (but not limited to) the following areas: Educational Psychology, Community Psychology, Counselling Psychology, Environmental Psychology Counselling Psychology, Environmental Psychology Social and Cultural Psychology, Clinical Psychology Cognitive Psychology/Neuroscience Industrial/Organizational Psychology.


To promote and pursue a rigorous R&D approach towards producing cutting edge research and expertise. 

To collaborate with various stakeholders for ensuring the maximum utilization of resources and expertise in the selected applied psychology disciplines.

To inculcate appreciation of the rich diversity of research interest among academic staff and stakeholders, and abiding concern for the betterment of humans and the society.  


The vision of the Centre for Applied Psychology (CAP) is to become a national and regional centre of excellence in the research area of applied psychology.

In carrying out its mission, CAP is committed to: 

Encourage multi and inter-disciplinary research among academic staff in applied psychology disciplines that fosters interaction and cooperation with various stakeholders (internal and external) in producing quality research. 

Become an avenue for students and staff to plan, discuss and democratically chart the evolution of R&D both within the university and out.

Develop undergraduate and postgraduate academic apprentices through exposure to the activities of the centre.

Promote a culture of intellectual socialization among academic staff in the applied psychology disciplines with the society and region.

Support ongoing research projects by staff and students through administrative and managerial assistance in realizing their full potential