We, members of the Department of Psychology at Stellenbosch University, note with deep concern the ongoing massacre and continued mass displacement of the population of Gaza by the Israeli military since 7 October. We are appalled by the mass murder of innocent civilians and are dismayed that the Israeli military [...]
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The International Council of Psychologists 2023 Seisoh Sukemune/Bruce Bain Encouragement of Early Career Research Award was awarded to Dr. Erinn C. Cameron. The purpose of this award is to recognize outstanding early career contributions to scholarly endeavors addressing psychological issues of a universal or multinational significance. Dr. Cameron is a highly [...]
In these days of pain and sorrow, times of degradation from the good human nature, Guido Veronese, a research fellow in the Department of Psychology, feels a deep sense of honor on receiving the Ignacio Martín-Baró Martin Lifetime Peace Practitioner Award. His work has been devoted over the years to [...]
Stellenbosch University MA Clinical Psychology students presented papers in a Couple Therapy Symposium at the 27th Annual Psychological Society of South Africa (PsySSA) Conference, Caesar’s Palace, Johannesburg, 5 October 2023. Imran Adams (on the left in the photo below) and Zintle Sobekwa (on the right) presented papers in the symposium [...]
Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy (EFCT) is one of very few relationship therapy models with evidence of effectiveness in diverse cultural contexts. However, most of this research has been conducted in North American and European contexts. Only one small pilot implementation of the model has been done on the African continent. In [...]
Guests: Ashraf Kagee, Professor of Psychology, Stellenbosch University; Bonang Libuke, Industrial Psychology Student, University of the Western Cape; and Pumla Ndaba, Psychology Student, University of Cape Town. This segment of HIGHER EDUCATION TODAY thanks to UDC-TV and UCT TV; host is educational consultant and author Steven Roy Goodman. Watch on [...]
At the Stellenbosch Centre for Critical and Creative Thought (Stellenbosch Thought), critical thought is regarded as deadening if it is not also a creative insurrection. Critical thought is taken to mean creative world-making and self-making. We are interested in lived, dynamic actualities. The world, and all the parts that make it [...]
Professor Kopano Ratele will be a panellist in the 1st of the 2023 Webinar Series hosted by PsySSA (Psychological Society of South Africa). Exploring notions of meritocracy and its challenges for diversity in professional practice, considering the histories of resistance and activism in Africa and current practices of pathologizing that [...]
The Nelson Mandela University-DSI-NRF SARChI Chair in African Feminist Imagination and the Centre for Women and Gender Studies (CWGS) present the Author Fridays "Book Launch and Roundtable Series" with Professor Kopano Ratele, 5 May 2023
During the week of 20 February, I was privileged to spend the week at Pacifica Graduate Institute as a visiting scholar. I had always wanted to experience first-hand what a programme that integrates psychologies of liberation, critical community inquiry, Indigenous Psychologies, and psychoanalytic traditions, may look like. I was therefore [...]