Division for Research and Methodology (DRM)
The Division for Research and Methodology of PsySSA aims:
- To promote theory and research in psychology.
- To improve the training of psychologists and the teaching of psychology.
- To provide a forum for persons who are involved in the teaching of, and research in, psychology.
- To serve the interests and recognition of those persons who are involved in teaching of, and research in, psychology.
- To promote international co-operation between psychologists and between workers in cognate areas.
- To encourage debate on the social and ethical consequences of psychology.
- To promote links between psychology and its applications.
- To institute and administer Continuing Education (CE) Programmes.
What do members receive by becoming members?
- Weekly email circulations concerning upcoming conferences, career and research-related opportunities and links to relevant research material
- Access to research-related material made available on our social science methods website
- Access to particular journal articles and other research materials that are not freely available online
- Participation in informative webinars relating to research psychology
- Guidance concerning HPCSA activities and guidelines, board exam preparation and internship applications
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Dr. Kyle Bester
Dr. Bronwyne Coetzee
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- Information concerning scope of practice for research psychologists: http://www.hpcsa.co.za/Uploads/editor/UserFiles/downloads/psych/sept_promulgated_scope_of_practice.pdf on pp. 9
- Information concerning Research Psychology MA programmes and internship sites: http://www.hpcsa.co.za/uploads/editor/UserFiles/downloads/psych/LIST_OF_ACCREDITED_UNIVERSITIES_IN_SA_%202016.pdf for a list of accredited training institutions.
- Information on how to tailor and accredit your institution’s research psychology internship: http://www.hpcsa.co.za/uploads/editor/UserFiles/downloads/psych/Checklist%20for%20Research%20Psychology%20Internship%20Applications%20GP%202014.pdf
- Information concerning HPCSA board exams and registration process: http://www.hpcsa.co.za/PBPsychology/Examinations
One of the benefits of membership is that you can sign up and join the expertise database - an exclusive benefit of being a PsySSA member! The point of this database is to create a networking opportunity outside of Congress for like-minded practitioners, so please join.
WITS University psychology researcher, Tasneem Hassem has been awarded R100 000 in seed funding to advance the development and commercialisation of the first validated online depression screening tool suitable to the South African context. Developed over four years as part of her PhD studies in psychology, the tool offers an empathetic and unintimidating first step towards recognising, understanding and seeking help for depression.