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Mission Statement

The Department of Psychology aspires to ensure that Psychology develops appropriately as a service profession and academic discipline within the University, the broader community and within South Africa.

We aim to achieve this by:

  • Providing students with a high-quality education that prepares them to deal with a changing South Africa;
  • Supporting staff development through the mobilization of resources (internally and externally) and facilitating an environment characterized by democracy, transparency, parity and accountability;
  • Providing an infrastructure to promote high-quality research and its publication by staff and students;
  • Encouraging staff and students to develop teaching, intervention and research programmes that promote community engagement;
  • Positioning the Department as a reputable, progressive and productive academic organization in order to secure funds and to attract high calibre students and staff from all racial, gender and ethnic groups;
  • Undertaking to change the demographic profile of students by pursuing equity policies and providing appropriate academic development.


Last Modified: Thu, 19 Apr 2018 09:13:04 SAST