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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

 

                                   


 NB:  Masters Selection
Click HERE for the short lists of the MA Clinical, Counselling & Reasearch Psychology interviews



 NB:  BSocSci Honours Applications

The applications are now OPEN and will CLOSE on the 30th of September 2014 
(click 
here for the webpage)




Click here to participate in a research initiative named "Perspectives on e-Mental Health"




Library Link: 
Click here for the library weblink




 

News

Huge teaching development grant for UP - 19/08/2014
The Department of Higher Education and Training has granted funding of R8 million for the development of higher education based on a project plan put forward by the University of Pretoria and the University of Cape Town. The University of Pretoria (UP) will be coordinating this development that will focus on the establishment of a collaborative open educational resource term bank (OERTB) for higher education.
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Prof Brenda Wingfield appointed as Acting Dean for Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences - 18/08/2014
Prof Brenda Wingfield was appointed as the Acting Dean of the Faculty from 15 August 2014. She succeeds Prof Anton Ströh who served the Faculty as Dean for ten years. He is presently the Vice-Principal: Institutional Planning at the University.
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Prof De Jongh appointed as Adjunct Professor in Australia - 18/08/2014
Professor Derick de Jongh, Director of the Albert Luthuli Centre for Responsible Leadership (ALCRL), was invited by the Asia Pacific Centre for Sustainable Enterprise(APCSE) at Griffith University in Australia as a visiting professor, after which he was also appointed as an Adjunct Professor at the institution.
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Two Tuks researchers awarded at WISA (Women in Science Awards) - 18/08/2014
Two women currently busy with their doctoral studies at the University of Pretoria won fellowships of R40 000 each at the 2014 “Women in Science Awards” of the Department of Science and Technology. The awards were presented at a gala event at the Hilton hotel in Johannesburg on Friday.
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UP curator participates in world-class art exhibition - 18/08/2014
Artist Daniel Rankadi Mosako, curator of the Edoardo Villa Museum and Collection based at the University of Pretoria, was selected to represent South Africa at the 2014 UNESCO Art Camp held from 17 to 21 July in the historical town of Ordino, Andorra where he joined 29 other fine art artists from various countries. Andorra is a small state located in the Pyrenean mountains in southwestern Europe.
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Dr Forbes wins SACI award for educational spectrophotometer - 15/08/2014
Is it possible to pay a mere R600 instead of R30 000 for a spectrophotometer? This is indeed now possible thanks to the ingenuity of Dr Patricia Forbes from the Department of Chemistry who developed an educational spectrophotometer that can be built by students themselves from a kit for a fraction of the cost of an entry-level commercial instrument.
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UP students get inspired at leadership programme in Washington DC - 15/08/2014
The South Africa–Washington International Programme (SAWIP), the UP Chapter of which was launched earlier this year, has a vision of a South Africa with strong leaders who have a global perspective, who serve others with humility and integrity and in so doing inspire future generations to do the same. To achieve this goal, a diverse new generation of emerging South African leaders are inspired, developed and supported in multiple disciplines. A total of 18 students (15 from the Western Cape and three from UP) spent six weeks in Washington DC as part of this prestigious programme.
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