American Journal of Applied Psychology

Volume 13, Issue 3, June 2024

  • Research Article

    Prevalence and Correlates of Substance Use and the Effects on the Young People in a Southwestern State of Nigeria

    Ebenezer Obi Daniel*, Oluseyi Oludamilola Olawale, Michael Avwerhota, Michael Olabode Tomori, Israel Olukayode Popoola, Ahmed Mamuda Bello, Olukayode Oladeji Alewi, Aisha Oluwakemi Salami, Adebanke Adetutu Ogun, Taiwo Aderemi Popoola, Celestine Emeka Ekwuluo

    Issue: Volume 13, Issue 3, June 2024
    Pages: 43-52
    Received: 2 June 2024
    Accepted: 19 June 2024
    Published: 27 June 2024
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    Abstract: In 2015, psychoactive substance use led to the deaths of 72 young people within a month across Ondo, Edo, and Rivers states in Nigeria, with Ondo being the most affected. The youth attributed these deaths to the wrath of the gods (Malokun) rather than alcohol consumption. This study aims to identify demographic factors influencing youth substance u... Show More
  • Research Article

    The Instagram Paradox: Examining Its Role in Shaping Mental Health Among Young Adults--A Comprehensive Analysis

    Shaurya Lunia*

    Issue: Volume 13, Issue 3, June 2024
    Pages: 53-66
    Received: 13 June 2024
    Accepted: 4 July 2024
    Published: 15 July 2024
    DOI: 10.11648/j.ajap.20241303.12
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    Abstract: Instagram has become a ubiquitous part of young adults' lives, profoundly shaping their mental health and well-being. This research was conducted to investigate the pervasive influence of Instagram usage among young adults aged 17-22, particularly focusing on its impact on anxiety, depression, and self-esteem. The rationale for this study stems fro... Show More