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I was born on October 12, 1956, in Port Harcourt, River State, Nigeria, entered a seminary secondary school, a credit in WACE result before proceeding to the Major Seminary in Ikot Epkene for a degree in philosophy, then affiliated to Urban University Rome. After a degree in philosophy (BA), I headed to Bigard Major Seminary Enugu, Nigeria for another degree in Theology (BD) and was ordained a Catholic priest on August 22, 1987 to the Catholic Diocese of Okigwe, Nigeria. On April 1992, I left for Europe and the United States for further studies, where I obtained Master's and doctorate degrees in Clinical Psychology, specializing in Clinical Neuropsychology, Laboratory research and behaviour forensic analysis. I was licensed to practice as a psychologist in the United States, worked in the US in many capacities including academic and clinical practices before joining the academic staff of Nnamdi Azikiwe Univerisity, Awka, Nigeria where I currently lecture in the Department of psychology. I lecture in experimental laboratory psychology, counselling psychology, physiological psychology, psychopharmacology, and other courses. My research interest is in drug abuse and addiction, neurocognitive deficits in children diagnosed with epilepsy, and other brain-induced/psychosomatic illnesses in adults.Interest Includes: Drug abuse and addiction, neurocognitive deficits in children diagnosed with epilepsy, and other brain-induced/psychosomatic illnesses in adults.
Books Published
1. Psychotherapy and its effectiveness in the treatment of depressive disorders: Replicated study for Nigeria
2. Heredity and Vulnerability in Predicting Schizophrenic Causations: A
biobehavioral Approach. Journal of Brain-Behavior Health (Jbbh), Vol.11 (2) pp. 1-20.
3. Biogenetic and environmental origin of mental disorders, Journal of
Brain-Behavior Health Vol.11 (4) pp. 1-13.
5. So Many Troubled Children, So Little Time, and So Many in the Prison: A
Neuropsychological Inquiry, Journal of Brain-Behavior Health Vol. 10 (4) pp. 1-13.
6. The Activities of D2 Receptor Genes and Heritability of Schizophrenia: A
biopsychoneurogenetic Investigation. Journal of Brain-Behavior Health , Vol.9 (4) pp. 1-13.
7. Biogenetic and Environmental origins of mental disorders. Journal of
Brain-Behavior Health, Vol. 4 (4) pp. 113.
8. The effectiveness of psychotherapy: Assessing
evidence based practice in treatment of psychiatric patients, 12 (3), 1-13 (Online edition), on https://mhijournalsandconferences.org/index.php/jcbh/article/view/27/34.
9. Psychology Laboratory Science in Nigerian Universities: Going up
or going down? Journal of Clinical Behavioral Health
10. Mental health in Africa: A neglected line of defence has become a
source of defect Part II. Journal of Clinical Behavioral Health, 2(2) pp1-18.
11. Biogenetic and environmental factors in mental health and mental disorders Capella University Health Pilot, Vol. 9 (4) pp. 21-34.
Epilepsy in Nigeria: A search for effective neuropsychological intervention models that promise an increase in quality of life among epileptic patients. Journal of Brain-Behaviour Health (Jbbh)

Publications
Journal Articles
1. Ajaelu, C.C., Onyemaech, C.I., and Atalor, A.L. (2017). Epilepsy in Nigeria: A search for
effective neuropsychological intervention models that promise an increase in quality of
life among epileptic patients. Journal of Brain-Behaviour Health (Jbbh).
2. Ajaelu, C. (April, 2008) A Nature/Nurture Controversy in IQ: Vulnerability Theory,
Environmental Risk factor, and Concept of Diseases. Journal of Clinical Behavioral Health.
Vol.9 (2),1-13.
3. Ajaelu, C.C. (June, 2010). Heredity and Vulnerability in Predicting Schizophrenic Causations: A
biobehavioral Approach. Journal of Brain-Behavior Health (Jbbh), Vol.11 (2) pp. 1-20.
4. Ajaelu, C. C. (Oct., 2010). Biogenetic and environmental origin of mental disorders, Journal of
Brain-Behavior Health Vol.11 (4) pp. 1-13.
5. Ajaelu, C (Oct., 2009). So Many Troubled Children, So Little Time, and So Many in the Prison: A
Neuropsychological Inquiry, Journal of Brain-Behavior Health Vol. 10 (4) pp. 1-13.
6. Ajaelu, C (Oct., 2008) The Activities of D2 Receptor Genes and Heritability of Schizophrenia: A
biopsychoneurogenetic Investigation. Journal of Brain-Behavior Health , Vol.9 (4) pp. 1-13.
7. Ajaelu, C. C. (Dec. 2004). Biogenetic and Environmental origins of mental disorders. Journal of
Brain-Behavior Health, Vol. 4 (4) pp. 113
8. Ajaelu, CC., & Weber, E. (2019). Psychotherapy and its effectiveness in the treatment of
depressive disorders: Replicated study for Nigeria, 12(4),18-35.
9. Ajaelu, CC., Walker, D., Atalor, A. (2018). The effectiveness of psychotherapy: Assessing
evidence based practice in treatment of psychiatric patients, 12 (3), 1-13 (Online edition), on https://mhijournalsandconferences.org/index.php/jcbh/article/view/27/34.
10. Ajaelu, C.C. (March 2016). Psychology Laboratory Science in Nigerian Universities: Going up
or going down? Journal of Clinical Behavioral Health
11. Ajaelu, C.C. (April, 2016). Mental health in Africa: A neglected line of defence has become a
source of defect Part II. Journal of Clinical Behavioral Health, 2(2) pp1-18.
12. Ajaelu, C.C. (January, 2016). The Phantom of Applied Psychology in African: Part One. Journal
of Clinical Behavioral Health, 2 (1), 1-13.
13. Ajaelu, C.C. (April, 2012). A Nature/Nurture Controversy in IQ: Vulnerability Theory,
Environmental Risk factor, and Concept of Diseases, Journal of Clinical Behavioral Health
Vol.13 (3) pp. 1-13.
14. Ajaelu, C. C. (2012). Personality theories linked to mental health issues: Personality & mental
health. Journal of Clinical Behavioral Health. Vol.13 (4) pp. 1-20.
15. Ajaelu, C. C. (Dec. 2, 2011) Understanding human behavioral problems from personality
perspectives, Journal of Clinical Behavioral Health, Vol.12 (3) pp. 1-13.
16. Ajaelu, C. (Sept., 2009). The Dopamine Hypothesis and the Multiple phases of Schizophrenia: A
Misdiagnosis that leads to Mistreatment. Journal of Clinical Behavioral Health Vol.10 (3) pp. 1-13.
17. Ajaelu, C (Aprtl, 2008) A Nature/Nurture Controversy in IQ: Vulnerability Theory,
Environmental Risk factor, and Concept of Diseases. Journal of Clinical Behavioral Health. Vol.9 (2) pp. 1-13.
18. Ajaelu, C (Oct., 2007), The Essence of Regulated Behavior: Ethical & legal dilemma as
professional issues in global mental health initiatives. Part II. Journal of Clinical Behavioral Health, Vol. 8(4), pp.1-14.
19. Ajaelu, C. C (July, 2006). Cognitive development and intellectual abilities in humans. Journal of
Family Behavioral Health (JFBH),Vol.6 (3) pp. 1-13.
20. Ajaelu, C. C. (Jan., 2005). The Impact of Nature/Nurture in Human Intelligence. Journal of
Family Behavioral Health (JFBH). Vol. 5 (1) pp. 1-19.
21. Ajaelu, C. C (July, 2005). Personality theories linked to mental health issues. Journal of Clinical
Behavioral Health, Vol.5 (3) pp. 1-20.
22. Ajaelu, C. C. (June, 2004). Nigeria’s Healthcare Predicament: Dying from Preventable and
Curable Diseases, Journal of Family Behavioral Health (JFBH), vol. 4 (2), pp14-40.
23. Ajaelu, C.C. (February, 2013) Is “Organized Religion” Equal to or Greater than Madness? – A
New look at terrorism in Nigeria.” Journal of Forensic Behavioral Science, vol. 14 (2), pp14-40.
24. Ajaelu, C (Jan., 2007). Elements of Forensic in Protection of Children against Abuse and
Exploitation: Parental Responsibility and Child Custody Dispute. Journal of Forensic Behavioral Science. Vol.8 (1) pp. 1-13.
25. Ajaelu, C. C (Oct., 2005). Killing Just for God or a Mental Disorder? A Diagnostic Criteria for
Terrorism in Nigeria. Journal of Forensic Behavioral Science, vol.5 (4) pp. 5-20.
26. Ajaelu, C. C. and Weber, E. (June, 2012). The Right to Procure an Abortion: The continuation could lead to the extinction of human characteristics. Barry University Law Journal, Vol.33 (2) 23-31.
27. Ajaelu, C.C; Ackerman, R.J., Marks-Frey, M., James, C.E. (2004). Biogenetic and environmental
factors in mental health and mental disorders Capella University Health Pilot, Vol. 9 (4) pp.
21-34.
28. Ajaelu, C.C. (April, 2006). Mental Health Intervention and Prevention: The Neglected Line-of
Defense That Becomes the Cause of Defeat Part I. Capella University Health Pilot,
Minneapolis, USA, pp. 1120-1130.
29. CC. Ajaelu and Eileen Weber (July. 22, 2019). Psychotherapy and its effectiveness in the treatment of depressive disorders: Replicated study for Nigeria. JCBH12 (4), 13-33.

Book Chapters
1. Ezenwa, M.O and Ajaelu, C.C. (2015). Mentoring: My experience with professor Azubuike Uzoka, Ph.D, FNPA. Being a festschrift in honour of Professor Azubike Felix Uzoka. In H. Obi- Nwosu & C. Ajaelu (eds), Mentoring and Academic Development (pp. 57-63). SCOA Heritage Nig. Ltd. Awka.
2. Ajaelu, C. C. (Jan. 2014). Lifestyle, Health and Stress. In H. Obi-Nwosu & C. Ajaelu (eds), Stress: Dimensions and implication (pp. 199-247), SCOA Heritage Nig. Ltd. Awka.
3. Ajaelu, C. C. (Jan. 2014). An address presented at the first stress awareness symposium at Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Nigeria. In H. Obi Nwosu & C. Ajaelu (eds), Stress: Dimensions and implication (pp. 251-251). SCOA Heritage Nig. Ltd. Awka.
4. Ajaelu, C. C. (2004). Biogenic and environmental origin of mental disorders. In Rosalie J. Ackerman, Marilyn Marks-Frey & Catherine. E. James. (Eds), The New Face of Mental Health (pp101-128), Minneapolis, USA: Capella University Press

Books
Ajaelu, C. C (2004) “Utilization of the ICD-10 AND DSM-IVTR diagnostic criteria in Nigerian mental health system: An ethno-cultural investigation”. Library of Congress: Washington DC, USA. (Published PhD Dissertation).
2. Ajaelu, C. C (2017). Manual for psychology laboratory training programme: Methods for Teaching, Learning and Setting up Experimental Research laboratory. Text Book, In Press
3. Ajaelu, C. C (2018). Fundamentals of Experimental Research with Observational and correctional and survey studies. Text Book, In Press