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Nana Ama Takyibea Adu




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Phone: 0244 485 393

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Office: McCartthy Campus (Lecturers’ Common Room)

Office Hours: By Appointment




  • MPhil  (Childhood Studies): Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway
  • BA. (Psychology): University of Ghana, Legon



Courses Teaching/Taught

  • Human Development 1&2
  • Experimental Psychology
  • Community Psychology
  • Educational Psychology
  • Memory and Cognition


Workshops and Conferences Attended

  • Adu N.A.T. (2013, May). Coping with the Behavioral Changes of Demented Parents.
  • Paper Presented at a Workshop on Caring for the Aged, Kama Conference Center, Accra, Ghana.
  • Researching with Children: Norwegian Center for Child Research, Norway
  • Gender Solidarity and Partnership for Development
  • Anger Management as an Exceptional Approach to Domestic Violence



  • Adu, Nana Ama Takyibea (2012). Children’s Assessment of Well-being – A Study of  the Experiences and Subjective Well-being of Orphans Living in Institutions inGhana. Lambert Publishing House, Germany.
  • Glozah, F. N., Adu, N.A., Komesuor, J. (in preparation). The role of alcohol abstinence self-efficacy in the decision to use alcohol: A cross-sectional survey of University students


Research Interest

  • The role of friendships on learning in children
  • The psychological well-being of children living with disabled sibling
  • The attitude of saving and its impact on poverty alleviation (A study of young adolescents in Ghana)
  • Children’s separation from biological homes: Neglect or Protection
  • The Wellbeing of Caregivers and its Impact on Children Living in Institutions in Ghana


Grants and Awards

  • Norwegian Government Scholarship (Quota Scheme) Norwegian University of Science and Technology
  • Government Scholarship Award for Brilliant StudentsAburi Girls’ Secondary School


Working Papers

  • Forgiveness in West Africa
  • The Wellbeing of Caregivers and its Impact on Children Living in Institutions in Ghana