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PINS (Psychology in Society) aims to foster a socio-historical and critical theory perspective by focusing on the theory and practice of psychology in the southern African context.

In addition to articles, short discussions ("briefings"), and debates on previously published material, or on issues of the moment, are encouraged. Authors are required to use non-sexist and non-discriminatory conventions in their contributions. Articles should not normally exceed 8 000 words in length, excluding references. Book reviews, unless they are review articles, should not exceed 1 500 words.

PINS is published in conventional print format and online at It has been in continuous publication since September 1983. For an historical perspective, see the 2003 article PINS: 20 YEARS OF OPPOSITIONAL AND CRITICAL PSYCHOLOGY. For more recent developments at the journal, see this 2011 editorial.


Authors are required to submit their work by email, preferably in MS Word format, and to comply with the format and style conventions as detailed in the PINS Style guide for authors. Once accepted for publication, manuscripts should again be submitted as an electronic file, and ONE printed copy may be required.


Grahame Hayes (University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban)
e-mail: grahame.hayes at


Arvin Bhana (University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban)
Catherine Campbell (London School of Economics)
Kevin Durrheim (University of KwaZulu-Natal, Pmb)
Don Foster (University of Cape Town)
Derek Hook (London School of Economics)
Peace Kiguwa (University of the Witwatersrand)
Catriona Macleod (Rhodes University)
Kopano Ratele (University of South Africa)
Martin Terre Blanche (University of South Africa)
Lindy Wilbraham (Rhodes University)


grahame.hayes at