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Basic information

PINS (Psychology in Society) was launched in 1983 as a forum of critical and independent debate about the nature of psychology as it struggles to find a place in the changing social conditions of an emerging democratic and non-racist South Africa.

PINS was founded by the editor, Grahame Hayes, then from the University of KwaZulu-Natal (then the University of Natal) and Ian Moll (University of the Witwatersrand).

Currently PINS publishes one issue per year in July. Occasionally a second issue is also published in December.

Its abbreviated title is Psychol. Soc., which should be used in bibliographies, footnotes and bibliographical references and strips.


Index sources

  • AURSI (African Urban and Regional Science Index).



PINS holds the copyright to all articles. PINS is happy to grant reprint permission to authors / publishers on formal request, and on condition that the PINS source of the original article is fully acknowledged. Contact the editor, Grahame Hayes

For multiple copies, usually for university teaching purposes, PINS works through DALRO



PINS is an independent journal, and receives no funding support other than from subscriptions, and copyright payments from DALRO (the Dramatic, Artistic and Literary Rights Organisation).


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