The matric subjects needed to study psychology

Considering a career in counselling or psychology? SACAP’s Academic Manager explains the available options – and their admission requirements.

Published: August 15, 2019 / 221 Comments

9 Careers you can have with a degree in psychology

A psychology degree is the first step to being able to register with the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) in one of nine key professional categories. We take a look at these professions.

Published: August 13, 2019 / 742 Comments

What is an industrial psychologist, and how do I become one?

Just as sports psychologists can grant athletes a competitive edge, so can industrial psychologists be of benefit to business organisations.

Published: August 1, 2019 / 2 Comments

Insomnia treatment: The natural & medical remedies used in 2019

Although most of us know what insomnia is, few seek medical advice, and many people remain unaware of the behavioural and medical options available to them.

Published: July 25, 2019 / One Comment

How Freud’s psychoanalysis theories shaped modern-day psychology

While many question the effectiveness of Freud’s methods, few can deny his profound influence on the field of psychology, and Western culture as a whole.

Published: July 23, 2019 / 0 Comments

Mandela Day 2019: The psychology behind compassion

The message behind Mandela Day is simple – each individual has the ability and the responsibility to make a positive difference in the lives of others. But what is it that impels us give money to the homeless or to volunteer at an animal shelter? Is compassion, as we have long believed, a learned trait, or is it in fact, as growing evidence suggests, a natural instinct?

Published: July 18, 2019 / 0 Comments