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Rhodes Psychology Student Finalist in PsySSA/Discovery Award student presentations at ICP

Date Released: Fri, 6 July 2012 11:09 +0200

Tracey Feltham-King, a PhD student in the Psychology Department, is one of two finalists for the XXX International Congress of Psychology (ICP) 2012 PsySSA/Discovery Award student presentations. The ICP, which will run from 22 to 27 July in Cape Town, will bring together over 5 000 psychologists and psychology students from around the globe. Ms Feltham-King will present a paper based on her Master’s research entitled, ‘The significance of gender in the abortion debate: A content analysis of South African newspaper articles’. Ms Feltham-King was granted a distinction for her Master’s degree and has already published a paper based on this research in the international journal, Culture, Health & Sexuality. When asked for her reaction, Ms Feltham-King indicated that the selection of her abstract for the finalist presentations was unexpected, but that she welcomed the opportunity to showcase her work in this forum.

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