Inaugural Addresses (Psychology)

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    Community psychology: constructing community, reconstructing psychology in South Africa
    (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2000) Naidoo, Anthony V.
    An inaugural lecture is an important rite of passage in any university, serving two primary purposes. It is an opportunity for the university as an institution to induct and introduce its new academic appointee to the university community, to the local community and to the general public. For the appointee, it serves as a first formal opportunity to present him- or herself, to communicate his or her thoughts, ideas and intentions regarding the discipline or academic field to which he or she is expected to provide academic leadership and to initiate research. I’d like to structure my presentation into the following chapter or headings: 1) The personal context 2) Reconstructing Psychology in South Africa: The call for a relevant psychology 3) Community Psychology 4) Constructing Community: Implementing a community psychology project 5) Towards a Community Psychology curriculum 6) The University’s accountability to community development
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    “Toxic poverty” – improving maternal, infant and child health
    (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2012-11) Tomlinson, Mark; SU Language Centre
    Professor Mark Tomlinson is based in the Department of Psychology at Stellenbosch University and received his PhD in Psychology from the University of Reading in the United Kingdom. He is a Visiting Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Mental Health at the University of Cape Town. His scholarly work has involved a diverse range of topics that have in common an interest in factors that contribute to infant and child development in contexts of high adversity, and how best to prevent compromised infant and child development in these contexts. He has completed research investigating the impact of maternal depression on infant and child development. He has also completed four large randomised controlled trials, all of which have examined the impact of interventions delivered by community health workers on maternal and child health. He is on the editorial boards of PLoS Medicine and Psychology, Health and Medicine, and is an Associate Editor of the Infant Mental Health Journal. He currently is one of two research directors of the Programme for Improving Mental Health Care (PRIME). PRIME is a consortium of research institutions and ministries of health in Ethiopia, India, Nepal, South Africa and Uganda. He has received research grants from the Wellcome Trust (UK), the National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) (USA), the National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA) (USA), the Department for International Development (DfID) (UK), the Swedish International Development Agency (SIDA), and from Grand Challenges Canada. Mark is the husband of Natasha, and the father of Sebastian and Benjamin.
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    Aspekte van gesinsveerkragtigheid in verskillende groepe gesinne
    (Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2011-07) Greeff, Abraham P.; University of Stellenbosch Language Centre
    Ofskoon relatief min navorsing nog oor gesinsveerkragtigheid gedoen is, het navorsers soos McCubbin en McCubbin (1996) en Walsh (2003) uitgebreide teorieë ontwikkel wat met vrug deur navorsers gebruik kan word. Hier word ’n kort oorsig gegee van gepubliseerde ondersoeke na aspekte van gesinsveerkragtigheid in verskillende gesinspopulasies in Suid-Afrika. Bevindinge dui daarop dat sekere eienskappe meestal teenwoordig is om gesinne in staat te stel om by ’n krisis aan te pas. Ander eienskappe blyk weer meer van belang te wees wanneer die bepaalde krisis of die tipe gesin dit vereis. Ten slotte word aanbevelings vir toekomstige navorsing gemaak.