oa Journal of Psychology in Africa - Indigenisation of psychology in South Africa: An awkward entry into the fray
|Article Title||Indigenisation of psychology in South Africa: An awkward entry into the fray|
|© Publisher:||IKO - Verlatg fur Interkulturelle Kommunikation|
|Journal||Journal of Psychology in Africa|
|Affiliations||1 Department of Psychology, University of the North|
|Publication Date||Jan 1998|
|Pages||55 - 69|
|Keyword(s)||Afrocentric, appropriateness, indigenisation, modem and traditional sectors, parallel-heterogeneous development, relevance, relativism, social reality, South Africa, universalism|
The need for appropriateness or relevance has always been topical in psychology. In this essay attempts are made to operationalize the concept of indigenisation: Second, the ideological tendencies of intellectuals (viewed as the modem sector) in South Africa are highlighted as a source of hindrance to the development of an indigenous psychology. Finally, a call is made for psychologists to consider the inclusion of African culture in the prospective indigenised psychology.
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