The Student’s Guide To Becoming a Clinical Psychologist

The nation needs clinical psychologists, whose services are essential to promoting healing and understanding of mental disorders. Here’s how you can answer the call.

Published: December 26, 2016 / 10 Comments

What to do After Matric

Matric results have been released, and the burning question for hundreds of thousands of young South Africans is “What now?” SACAP educator Samantha Pretorius has some helpful advice for those pondering what to do after matric.

Published: December 12, 2016 / 22 Comments

6 Different Types of Depression, and how they are treated

The oft misunderstood illness manifests itself in many ways, and identifying the nature of one’s depression is an important step to treatment. Here are six of the most common variants.

Published: November 14, 2016 / 4 Comments

The Fear of Failure: Understanding the Psychology Behind it

According to Professor Martin Covington of The University of California, the fear of failure is directly linked to our sense of self-worth. Professor Covington’s research found that one way we protect our self-worth is by believing we are competent, and by convincing others of it, too.

Published: November 7, 2016 / 0 Comments

Stress During Exams: How Much is Too Much?

A little bit of stress during exams can be a good thing, as it motivates us to knuckle down and work hard. But when stress levels get out of hand, it stops us from performing at our best. We discuss the issue of stress during exams, and the importance of getting it back under control.

Published: October 31, 2016 / 0 Comments

How to Study Better: 5 Essential Tips for Mastering Matric

In order to make a significant change in their marks, most students don’t need to study harder, just smarter. These 5 essential strategies will help you manage your time and improve your memory retention.

Published: October 24, 2016 / One Comment