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Psychology

Welcome to the Department of Psychology


The courses offered at our Department aim to provide extensive academic training where we focus on developing critical conceptual skills and an in-depth understanding of the discipline.  

The purpose of receiving training in psychology is ultimately not only to gain insight into the fascinating field of human behaviour, but also to learn how to apply this knowledge in different personal and professional contexts. 

Prof David Maree
Head of Department


 

                                   

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News

Mass vaccination can keep this neglected disease under control - 16/09/2014
Mass dog vaccination campaigns can have a substantial impact on keeping rabies under control.
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Sedibeng Water and UP - 15/09/2014
On 9 September 2014, UP’s Department of Chemical Engineering hosted the launch of the Sedibeng Water Chair in Water Utilisation Engineering. This is a research collaboration initiative between UP and Sedibeng Water. It was attended by key industry players and UP staff. Key addresses were delivered by UP’s Prof Roelf Sandenbergh, Prof Philip de Vaal, Prof Evans Chirwa and Mr R Takalani, Director: Corporate Services and Acting Chief Executive from Sedibeng Water.
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Prof Stella Nkomo receives special recognition award from the National Research Foundation (NRF) - 12/09/2014
Professor Stella Nkomo, Deputy Dean for Research and Post-Graduate Studies in the Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences at the University of Pretoria, has been granted the NRF award 'Champion of Research Capacity Development at South African Higher Education Institutions' for 2014.
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UP Professors receive A-rating from the National Research Foundation (NRF) - 12/09/2014
Prof Brenda Wingfield, the Acting Dean of the Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences and Prof Mike Wingfield from the University’s Forestry and Agricultural Biotechnology Institute (FABI) have both received an A-rating from the NRF.
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UP to collaborate on project to address hunger and undernutrition - 12/09/2014
The University of Pretoria (UP) will be one of the institutions collaborating in a series of projects representing the best ideas and strategies from around the world to address hunger and undernutrition in some of the world’s most unforgiving agricultural regions. The selected projects, which will be funded by the Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Collaborative Research on Sorghum and Millet, will contribute towards improving food security, household resilience and private-sector growth in Ethiopia, Senegal and Niger through the enhancement of production and value-added product development.
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Whistling a different tune - 12/09/2014
Study reveals Africa's Wild Bottlenose Dolphins use unique whistles to address each other.
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Dean of Education elected as Vice-Chair of SA Akademie vir Wetenskap en Kuns - 11/09/2014
Prof Irma Eloff was elected as the Vice-Chairperson of Die Suid-Afrikaanse Akademie vir Wetenskap en Kuns at the recent meeting of the Council of the Akademie.
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