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Accredited CPD Journal Club

Contact Person:
Dr Shinga Chigeza on [email protected]
Type of Activity: 
Journal Club
Brief Description: 
The journal club will consist of a group of registered Clinical, Counselling, and Research Psychologists (target audience) who will meet for one hour per month in 2021 (eight meetings in total) to discuss articles as stipulated below. The journal club will also be open to registered educational and industrial psychologists as well). The meetings will be question-driven, and appraisal focused. 
Journal Club Members: 
The following is a preliminary list of journal club members from the Department of Psychology, University of Pretoria (UP). It is expected that more members from the Department of Psychology, UP, will join the journal club. In addition, the journal club will be open to registered Clinical, Counselling, and Research psychologists outside of UP.  
The7 Journal Club will meet every last Monday of the month.
Time spent
12:00-12:15    Welcome and introduction 
12:15-13:15    Discussion of articles (the application of research to practice and practice to research)


2021 Dates





22 Feb 

1 hour

Corbera, E, Anguelovski, I., Honey-Roses, J., & Ruiz-Mallen, I. (2020). Academia in the Time of COVID-19. Towards an Ethics of care. Planning Theory & Practice, 21 (2), 191-199. DOI: 10.1080/14649357.2020.1757891.

Critically analyse the importance of the ethics and care in Academia the time of COVID-19


29 Mar

1 hour

Tambornino, L., & Schwartz-Mette, R. (2020). COVID-19 human challenge-traits-what research ethics committees need to consider, Research Ethics, 16 (3-4), 1-11. DOI:10.1177/1747016120943635

Critically discuss ethical challenges surrounding research during COVID-19 and what research committees needs to take into account when approving or disapproving research projects


31 May

1 hour

Chenneville, T., & Schwartz-Mette, R. (2020). Ethical considerations for psychology in the Time of COVID-19. American Psychologist, 75 (5), 644-654.

Understand what ethical issues psychologists need to do or consider when conducting research in the COVID-19 era.


28 Jun

1 hour

Suffla, S., & Seedat, M. (2020). Decoloniality and Psychology’s reckoning with rebellion. South African Journal of Psychology, 50 (3) 293-295. DOI: 10.1177/008124632094819. PODCAST: "Courage" broadcasted in 2021 by The Tight Rope via

Critically examine how to engage challenges of decolonisation of psychology in South Africa. Engage in a discussion on ethical dynamics of courage in speaking the truth about oppression, fighting against policies that supress the vulnerability in the ever-changing world we live in.


26 Jul

1 hour

Sevinc, G., & Lazar, S. W. (2019). How does mindfulness training improve moral cognition: a theoretical and experimental framework for the study of embodied ethics? Current opinion psychology 28, 268-272.

Critically analyse the issue of ethics surrounding the use of experiments on improving moral cognition through mindfulness.


30 Aug

1 hour

Philippa, K. (2020). Addressing five common weaknesses in qualitative research: sticking feathers together in the hope of producing a duck. (PINS) Psychology in society, 59, 107-123

Understand the complexities of ethical issues of conducting qualitative research.


27 Sep

1 hour

Xitao, M., Yanqiao, W., Tian G., He, G., He, Y., Rensang, Y., Fengming, Y., & Jianyuan, T. (2020). Challenges and strategies to research ethics in conducting COVID-19 research. J Evid Based Med, 13, 173-177. DOI: 10.1111/jebm 12388.

To understand the ethical challenges and discussing strategies to research ethics in conducting COVID-19 research


25 Oct

1 hour

Yaseen, A. (2020). Auto ethnographic methodology and its Applicability to Psychological Research and Practitioners. (PINS) Psychology in Society, 60, 31-40

 Exploring and understanding how to apply Auto ethnography methodology in psychological research and to practitioners.

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