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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 in apartheid and capitalist South Africa. PINS (Psychology in society) continues to foster a socio–historical and critical theory perspective, by focusing on the theory and practice of psychology in the southern African context.

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

Currently PINS publishes two issues per year.

The key abbreviated title for PINS 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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