The call for relevance : South African psychology ten years into democracy

Show simple item record De la Rey, Cheryl Ipser, Jonathan
dc.coverage.spatial Africa
dc.coverage.spatial South Africa
dc.coverage.temporal AD 2010-06-15T10:05:16Z 2010-06-15T10:05:16Z 2004
dc.description Published when Prof de la Rey was Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research and Innovation), University of Cape Town. en
dc.description.abstract A number of scholars during the 1980s and early 1990s questioned the relevance of psychology in South Africa. In this paper we characterise the nature of what became known as the ‘relevance debate’, and then investigate whether South African psychology has become more relevant during the nation’s first ten years of democracy. Themes which are identified with respect to this issue include the apparent increasing representation of marginalised groups within South African psychology, the conscious responsiveness of psychologists to post-apartheid policy imperatives and issues, their alignment with international theoretical trends, and finally, an increasing recognition of the political nature of South African psychology. The authors conclude that a more productive approach within future debates regarding relevance in psychology would be to examine the nature of knowledge production within the discipline. en
dc.identifier.citation De la Rey, C & Ipser, J 2004, 'The call for relevance : South African psychology ten years into democracy', South African Journal of Psychology, vol. 34, no. 4, pp. 544-552. [] en
dc.identifier.issn 0081-2463
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Psychological Society of South Africa en
dc.rights © Psychological Society of South Africa. All rights reserved. en
dc.subject.ddc 150.968
dc.subject.lcsh Psychology -- South Africa
dc.title The call for relevance : South African psychology ten years into democracy en
dc.type Article en

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