Citation: Ojetayo Gabriel Kehinde (2022) The Significance of Black Psychology, Guidance and Conselling in the Upbringing of African (Yoruba) Children, Global Journal of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, Vol.10, No.2, pp.39-45
Abstract: Psychology is a scientific study of human and animal behaviour. It is a subject which involves studying a number of factors such as the relationship of physical development to behaviours, attitudes and abilities. On the other hand, guidance is a process of helping an individual gain self-understanding and self-direction so that the person can adjust maximally to his environment. Counselling in the other hand is a system or process of helping an individual to accept and use information and advice so that he can either solve his present problem or cope with it successfully. This paper posit that African parents, elders and the like study their wards, guide and counsel them. They use a range of approaches to solve human predicament. This paper intends to examines various ways which African guide and counsel their wards. The theoretical frame work of human needs theory is used to justify the significance of this study. The paper conclude that parents should endeavor study, guide and counsel their wards appropriately so as to gain self-understanding. Assistances can be given on a continuous basis until the individual reaches self-understanding.
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