ISSN 1015-6046 printed version
ISSN 2309-8708 online version



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. Occasionally the journal publishes a 3rd issue.

The key abbreviated title for PINS is Psychol. Soc., which should be used in bibliographies, footnotes and bibliographical references and strips.


Indexing Sources

  • AURSI (African Urban and Regional Science Index).



PINS was an open access journal until the end of 2017.

All work published in PINS numbers 36 to 55 on this platform were licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution–NonCommercial 4.0 International license (CC BY–NC 4.0)



PINS is an independent journal.


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