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Media Invitation

15 September 2015

SAMRC speaks at the 21st South African Psychology Congress

The South African Medical Research Council’s (SAMRC) Violence and Injury Prevention Research Unit’s (VIPRO), Professor Mohamed Seedat will deliver the key note address titled: Psychology, Peace and Humanism in the Post–Apartheid Imagination at this year’s South African Psychology Congress starting tomorrow at Emperors Palace in Johannesburg. 

The address intends to describe and talk to the psychology that South African post-1994 democratic imaginations appealed to. “The imaginations contained in key South African development interventions and the constitution seemed to have appealed to a particular psychology that embodied a humanism founded on hope, compassion, generativity, agency, moral accountability, and heralding a break from apartheid and colonial violence,” he says.
 
He adds that the current patterns of violence and other socio-political ills raises questions about whether that psychology may be recovered as part of the country’s peace promotion and transformation aspirations.  This year’s SA Psychology (PsySSA) Congress is themed Strength in Unity and is the highlight of the South African scientific psychological calendar, attracting academics and practitioners from all over the country. 

NOTE TO THE EDITOR:

Professor Mohamed Seedat: Psychology, Peace and Humanism in the Post-Apartheid Imagination

DATE: 16 September 2015

TIME: 08h30 -09h15

VENUE:  Emperors Palace, Johannesburg

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Email: kratsela@mrc.ac.za

 
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