Department of Psychology
To be the pace –setting department of psychology in Nigeria and beyond in producing excellent graduates in research, learning and character.
To provide the platform of high academic standard in both research and learning in Psychology.
What is today known as Psychology Department University of Lagos started in 1965 when psychology was being restricted to a one-term course in School of Social Studies and Business Administration. Afterwards it was taught as a science subject in the prelim class alone to seven students by Late Mr. E. T. Abiola in his office in 1965/66 session, lectures were mainly on theoretical discussion and practical exercises in Psychology. The former Nigeria Minister of steel development Mr. Paul Unongo was the 2nd lecturer ever to be employed in the department in 1966/67 session. He was then lecturing experimental psychology and by this period psychology had become a subject proper in year one science. Psychology became a department in this citadel of knowledge in 1969/70 session with General, Experimental, Practical Psychology, Human Biology, Remedial Maths, Economics and Elements of Social Relations as subjects and had Mr. Abiola as the acting H.O.D, Mr. Unongo and Dr. Franklin as members of staff.