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Catching up with Professor Johann Louw
Mon, 13 Jun 2016 - 08:30

Professor Johann Louw is on sabbatical this year. We found out what he's been up to.

Associate Professor Ward delivers keynote talk in Philippines
Sat, 11 Jun 2016 - 15:15

Associate Professor Catherine Ward presented a keynote talk titled "Parenting and violence prevention: Theory and evidence-based practice" at a UNICEF regional workshop for the South-East Asia and Pacific Region.  The workshop was held 7-9 June 2016 in Manila, the Philippines.

Dr Protogerou has received a US grant to develop an integrated theoretical model of condom use for young people in Sub-Saharan Africa
Mon, 06 Jun 2016 - 10:45

Supported by the grant, Dr Cleo Protogerou will develop the first integrated model of condom use for young people in Sub-Saharan Africa.  

The South African Optimus Study results promise to be of vital importance for preventing violence against children
Mon, 06 Jun 2016 - 10:15

Associate Professor Catherine Ward has been part of a team that has just launched the results of the Optimus Study South Africa.

Dr Learmonth's article included in Taylor and Francis Group's Good Health and Well-being research campaign
Wed, 01 Jun 2016 - 14:30

The Taylor and Francis Group have put together a dedicated research collection in support of the UN's Sustainable Development Goals. Included among them is research by our very own Dr Despina Learmonth.

Associate Professor Emeritus Andrew Dawes has recently landed in Oxford to support the Young Lives longitudinal study
Thu, 19 May 2016 - 18:00

Young Lives ( is a sequential two-cohort study of 12000 children growing up in poverty in countries undergoing rapid economic change. Our very own Andrew Dawes has been privileged to work with Young Lives on and off for the past eight years.

Mark Solms' 'What is a Mind' course listed among the top ten MOOCs
Thu, 19 May 2016 - 17:15

Learners rate Professor Mark Solms' MOOC, 'What is a Mind', very highly, according to Class Central.

Team of UCT and Chicago University psychologists report a negative association between religiousness and altruism
Fri, 20 Nov 2015 - 10:00

A team of psychologists led by Prof Jean Decety (University of Chicago) and including Dr Susan Malcolm-Smith of UCT’s Psychology Department, found a negative association between religiousness and children's altruism across the world. 

Dr Wahbie Long gets a Y1 rating from the National Research Foundation
Tue, 10 Nov 2015 - 09:00

Dr Wahbie Long has just received a Y1 rating from the National Research Foundation.

Psychology Department's 2015 UCT long-service awardees
Tue, 22 Sep 2015 - 14:30

Three members from the Psychology Department, Rosalind Adams, Judith Adriaanse, and Aayesha Patel win UCT's 15-year long service awards. 

Dr Shose Kessi and daughter Kinè Mokwena-Kessi on Women's voices and intergenerational lessons
Wed, 26 Aug 2015 - 15:00

In celebration of Women's Month, senior psychology lecturer Dr Shose Kessi and her daughter Kinè Mokwena-Kessi (17) shed light on how values are passed from one generation of women to the next. We also asked members of the UCT community to reflect on what they have learnt from their mothers and grandmothers, and what they would wish for their daughters.

Presentation by Dr Zuma at UFS
Wed, 26 Aug 2015 - 14:30

Presentation by Dr Zuma as part of his visit at UFS as a post-doctoral fellow at the Trauma, Forgiveness and Reconciliation Studies Unit.