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Tattooed narratives : a psychoanalytic perspective.
Literature suggests that people do not only acquire tattoos for explicit motivations such as fashion accessories or rebellion, but also because they express implicit meanings, needs and motives. The aim of this study ...
An ecological analysis of the stories of fourteen HIV infected and affected individuals.
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Exploring the reliability of the Kilifi Development Inventory (KDI) for African children between the ages 6-35 months.
There is a dire need for psychological tests to be standardized for the African child and for appropriate norms to be developed. This study is part of two larger studies that began in 2008, namely the National Early Learning ...
Patterns of rape in Pietermaritzburg
The study investigates the profile of rape in Pietermaritzburg and surrounding area. The data were generated by retrospective review of 691 rape survivors' records from October 2002 to December 2004. Numerous variables ...
The perceived impact of Christian beliefs in coping with depression.
The association between the experience of depression and the use of religious coping methods has been widely researched in recent studies. However there is a dire need in this area of research in South Africa. Further most ...
An exploratory study of ethical practice among psychology practitioners in KZN : a qualitative study.
The role of ethics is important in the field of psychology. Clinical psychologists often encounter ethical dilemmas that are without clear and easy answers. They may confront overwhelming needs that are unmatched by adequate ...
The writings on the wall : perspectives on South African bathroom graffiti.
This study explored the content, tone and amount of graffiti produced in South African bathrooms in KwaZulu-Natal. Raw graffiti was collected during 2008 from „institutions of higher education?. One of the primary aims of ...
Emotional stresses and coping among first year trainee clinical and counselling psychologists : a qualitative study of students' experiences and perceptions.
South African clinical and counselling training experiences occur in a context in which dealing with cultural diversity and a range of complex traumatic presenting problems is unavoidable, due to the legacy of the past and ...
Perceived stress, perceived social support and general well-being among University of KwaZulu-Natal first-year students.
The objective of this study is to examine whether the effects of stress on University of KwaZulu Natal first year students’ well being depend on the level of perceived social support. First year students are faced with ...
African constructions of parenting : exploring conceptions of early attachment with isiZulu-speaking community caregivers.
John Bowlby made a profound contribution to the field of early parenting with his theory of attachment. He suggested that attachment theory has universal applicability. However, it has been argued that attachment theory ...