African Perspectives in Psychology

Nelson Mandela University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    African Perspectives in Psychology

  • Host University

    Nelson Mandela University

  • Location

    Port Elizabeth, South Africa

  • Area of Study

    African Studies, Psychology

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Host University Units

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    The purpose of this module is to introduce the learners to the many meanings of the concept African and the nature of an African perspective in Psychology.


    Demonstrate an understanding of and tolerance for the concepts African and African Perspectives in psychology.Discuss critically the concept of self from an African and Western perspective.Demonstrate an understanding of contributions of African perspectives to psychology as a science Understand how psychologists can contribute and intervene in psychological problems affecting people who reside on the African continent.Understand how transitional phases contribute to the self-concept and self-image of individuals.

    Understanding the complexity of the concept African.Exploring different African perspectives in Psychology.Contribution of Africans to Psychological processes involved in the phases and events.


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