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African American Studies, African Studies, Psychology

Dzokoto, Vivian

Richmond | United States
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Vivian Afi Dzokoto, PhD is an Associate Professor in the Department of African American Studies at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia, USA.

A clinical psychologist by training and a cultural psychology researcher in practice, her work centres on the cultural shaping of emotion, mental health, cognition, and money behaviors primarily in West African and African diaspora settings. She uses quantitative and qualitative approaches in her work.

Recent collaborations include the Mind and Spirit project (, the Ghana Values Project, the Development of Teaching and Social Learning Across Cultures, and the Ghana Religion and Wellbeing project.  Vivian was a fellow of the Institute of Money, Technology and Financial Inclusion.