Tag Archives: Fear

Traumatic and Psychological Implications of Armed Herdsmen Invasion of Southern Kaduna, Nigeria (Published)

The research is on traumatic and psychological implications of armed herdsmen invasion of southern Kaduna, Nigeria: A sample of 90 respondents drawn from the five local government areas affected by the activities of armed herdsmen was used for the study. The questionnaire was used as a major instrument for the collection of primary data from respondents; in-depth interviews were conducted to stimulate further information from respondents. Secondary data was sourced from books, journals, newspapers, and online peer-reviewed documents. The routine activity theory was adopted to explain armed herdsmen activities in the Southern Kaduna region of Kaduna State. Findings suggested that armed herdsmen activities have created traumatic and psychological implications on the people of Southern Kaduna who have now been found to live in perpetual fear. The study recommends that government be proactive in curbing the menace of armed herdsmen brigandage in Southern Kaduna and provide a more robust security network through the establishment of more military bases along the borders of the three local governments faced with the challenge of armed herdsmen invasion.

Citation: Musa Emmanuel Umaru, Nalong Henry Yalle, Victoria Nendirmwa Madueke, Obioma Okwuchi Chioma, Oyerinde Oyedoyin Abiola, Bewul M. Dhikyilnan (2022) Traumatic and Psychological Implications of Armed Herdsmen Invasion of Southern Kaduna, Nigeria, International Journal of Sociology and Anthropology Research, Vol.8, No.3 pp.1-14


Keywords: Fear, Psychological, armed herdsmen, traumatic

The Impact of Fear overcoming on enhancing oral Communication for Sudanese EFL Students (Published)

This paper aimed to investigate the impact of fear overcoming on enhancing oral communication for Sudanese EFL students. A teachers’ questionnaire was used to collect the students’ stand points about of our questions that subdivided into statements to be responded by the students.  The data was analysed by adopting (SPSS) program. The results reveal the following: Sudanese EFL students feel nervous and shy when they try to speak English. Sudanese EFL students afraid of facing the experience of speaking English.   Sudanese EFL students feel that they will never master spoken English. The researchers recommend that a new method of teaching should be adopted to help students to overcome fear, students should be motivated to learn English language, and they helped to build self confidence that English language can be studied and mastered.

Keywords: EFL, Fear, Impact, Students, oral communication, sudanese

Deconstruction of Psychic Issues in Plath’s Poetry (Published)

Sylvia Plath’s poetry offers a wide range of ideas and themes. The article uses Derridian deconstructive ideology to break up the meanings of the text and highlight the wide range of meanings it offers to the readers of different contexts.  Deconstruction is the theory that challenges the centrality of any phenomenon and breaks up its structures to generate endless modes of signification. In this article, the study deconstructs Plath’s poems to generate a plurality of meanings related to human behaviors and psychology. It would be debated that various psychic states emerge in her poetry that resists any uniform reading of her poetry. It will be argued that deconstructing the text creates a multiplicity of meanings related to the human psyche and attitudes. This aspect of her work adds meaningfulness to her text and enables the readers to bring out a plurality of meanings associated with a particular mood and behavior. Carl Jung (1975) states that poetry is instrumental in understanding the psyche of the poet. The archetypal patterns and symbols that are recurrent in Plath’s poetry are the expressions of the psychic continual potential for transformation. Her themes are universal because they deal with the traumatic nature of human experience. That is the reason her poetry has influenced half a century after her committing suicide in February of 1963.

Keywords: Fear, Madness, Masochism