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About Stephen Baffour Adjei, Ph.D.

Stephen Baffour Adjei, Ph.D., is a Social/Cultural, Educational and Human Development Psychologist with research and teaching interests that span several fields. Dr. Adjei holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) degree in Psychology and English from University of Ghana, Legon, Ghana; Master of Philosophy (M.Phil.) degree in Human Development Psychology from Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Trondheim, Norway. Dr. Adjei received his Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree in Psychology from Aarhus University, Denmark, in 2016. He has held academic positions at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) as teaching and research assistant (2011-2012), and as Ph.D. Research Fellow and Lecturer (2013-2016) at Aarhus University,Denmark. His research is fundamentally rooted in the belief that psychological tendencies of people or self systems and their sociocultural environment or social system are inseparable and mutually constitutive. He particularly applies his research to understand the interactional complexities between culture, context and psychological processes and human development. His research focus include sociocultural grounding of interpersonal violence, social research and development, agency, sense of self and identity, Ghanaian Personhood, discourse analysis/discursive psychology, and social empowerment. Some of his scholarly articles/publications have appeared in such international peer-review journals as Journal of Family Violence, Journal of Interpersonal Violence, Psychological Studies, Psychology and Developing Societies, The Qualitative Report, and Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment & Trauma. Dr. Adjei was born and raised in Ghana, with a native or bilingual proficiency in Twi (Akan) writing, reading and speaking. He is currently a lecturer at the Department of Interdisciplinary Studies, Faculty of Education and Communication Sciences, University of Education, Kumasi campus, Ghana.


2013 - 2016 Ph.D. Research Fellow, Aarhus University ‐ Department of Psychology and Behavioural Science


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Honors and Awards

  • Ph.D. Fellowship, Aarhus University, Denmark
  • Norwegian Government Educational Scholarship (Quota Scheme))
  • Prize Winner, Ghana’s 54th Independence Day Debate organized by NTNU-GH in Trondheim, Norway (March 2011)


  • Social Psychology
  • Research Method II
  • Cultural Psychology


March 2013 - June 2016 Ph.D., Aarhus University ‐ Psychology
August 2010 - June 2012 M.Phil., Norwegian University of Science and Technology ‐ Psychology (Human Development)
August 2005 - May 2009 B.A. (Honours), University of Ghana ‐ Psychology with English

Articles (8)

Recent Works (5)

Research Works (6)