oa Journal of Psychology in Africa - Perceptions of psychology students from a historically black South African university of circumstances impacting on their lives

Volume 10, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1433-0237



This pilot study is the initial phase of a research project aimed at arriving at a profile of the students of a historically black South African university. This profile will inform the development of more contextualised and relevant curricula. This paper reports on the pilot study which attempted to ascertain pertinent issues in psychology students' lives so that these could provide pointers for immediate curriculum restructuring and provide information towards the development of a measuring instrument which could then be applied to the general student population. It was found that themes and categories of information that were pertinent to students reflect processes of cultural and socio-political change in South Africa.

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