6 different types of depression and how they are treated

The often 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: December 4, 2018 / 5 Comments

Can social media make you depressed?

For many of us, checking our Facebook news feed is as much a part of our daily routines as brushing our teeth. But recent studies show that this ubiquitous social-media platform can be a cause of clinical depression.

Published: December 3, 2018 / 0 Comments

Why a BPsych Degree is a better option

With a lot of discussion about the dire state of mental health in South Africa, SACAP has recently launched a 4-year Bachelor of Psychology (BPsych) degree. It was inspired by the need to accelerate the training of counsellors that are equipped to deal with South Africa’s unique mental health crisis.

Published: November 28, 2018 / 302 Comments

The signs of depression in women

Research shows that about one in five women develop depression at some point in their lives. In fact, women are nearly twice as likely as men to experience a major depressive disorder. What, then, are the factors that make women more predisposed to depression than men?

Published: November 28, 2018 / 0 Comments

The valuable role of psychology for a career in Human Resource Management

SACAP alumni Angela Bosini describes how the psychology concepts she’s learnt have fortified her role in Human Resources.

Published: November 26, 2018 / 0 Comments

The surprising psychology of Black Friday consumerism

Understand the consumer psychology of Black Friday and why it generates so much interest and draws such huge crowds.

Published: November 21, 2018 / 0 Comments