Since PsySSA’s inception 29 years ago, the Society has undergone exponential growth. Aside from remaining active during the COVID-19 pandemic. This past year has been an immensely successful one for the Society.
We would like to highlight our journals that members receive FREE access to. Assisting professionals to remain up to date and aware of the latest developments in psychology in South Africa and Africa.
The South African Journal of Psychology (SAJP) is the official journal of the Psychological Society of South Africa (PsySSA). The SAJP publishes peer-reviewed contributions in English from all fields of psychology. Whilst the emphasis is on empirical research, the journal also accepts theoretical and methodological papers, review articles, book reviews, and comments on articles published in the journal. Priority is given to articles relevant to Africa and that address psychological issues of social change and development draws scholarly works from both the national and international arena, and the blinded review process ensures high quality publications. Another progressive new development for the SAJP is the Online First publishing feature. This brings the SAJP in line with all of the major international journals in ensuring that accepted manuscripts are published online once accepted, each with a digital object identifier (doi). In order to encourage scholarly writing, the SAJP and PsySSA have facilitated a number of publishing workshops fore merging scholars. The Journal offers quarterly Continuing Professional Development opportunities to PsySSA members at no extra cost.
The African Journal of Psychological Assessment (AJOPA) is published in conjunction with AOSIS. AJOPA is intended to serve as a means of combining the current disparate research being conducted in psychometrics and psychological assessment in Africa. Manuscripts in the areas of psychometrics and psychological assessment are invited. Manuscript submissions must demonstrate a clear contribution to the field and must be of relevance to the African context. Manuscripts can focus on but are not limited to ethics in assessment, establishing the psychometric properties of an instrument, methods in assessment, research on core issues in psychological assessment (eg. assessment in low resource settings, multicultural assessment, acculturation and assessment, language and assessment, assessing people with disabilities) and/or specific areas in assessment (eg. cognitive, personality, vocational, intelligence, aptitude) and/or particular settings (clinical, educational, forensic, organisational, neuropsychological assessment). Manuscripts make take the form of original research studies, theoretical papers, test reviews and methods papers