5 Important Things Child Psychology Teaches Us About Children

Understanding the principles of child psychology has had an enormous influence on how we care for, treat and educate children today. We look at five of the main areas – and what each teaches us about how kids tick.

Published: January 16, 2017 / 0 Comments

7 Tips for Making Your New Year’s Resolutions Stick

The clean slate offered by a new year is an attractive prospect. What better time to turn a new page in your life? But, while many of us have no difficulty making New Year’s resolutions (sometimes with lists as long as our arms), most of us have a hard time actually keeping them.

Published: January 2, 2017 / 6 Comments

Educational Psychologists: Helping Students Learn and Thrive

Many of us may take learning for granted, but not the educational psychologist, whose role it is to help children and young people achieve their full potential by investigating the conditions that contribute to growth.

Published: December 5, 2016 / 4 Comments

Self-acceptance: Good enough is enough

It’s been said that no amount of self-improvement can make up for any lack of self-acceptance. Psychologists have identified three core emotions that are inextricably linked to the measure of one’s self-acceptance: belonging, competence and worthiness.

Published: November 28, 2016 / 0 Comments

World Mental Health Day 2016: Can South Africa Improve its ‘Psychological First Aid’?

“As a society, we are only as strong as our weakest link. It’s the responsibility of each of us to reach out a helping hand, and to promote healing and strength.” For World Mental Health Day 2016, we examine the prevalence of mental illness in South Africa, and our inadequacies when it comes to the delivery of mental health care services.

Published: October 10, 2016 / 0 Comments

Recovery Film Festival 2016: Be Inspired by These Powerful Films About Recovery

Whether it’s one man’s battle with alcohol and addiction, or an entire communities’ single-handed war on drugs, these hard-hitting films will screen in SA for the first time.

Published: September 19, 2016 / 0 Comments