Professor Catriona Macleod is to receive the 10th Psychology and Social Change Award from Rhodes University.
Initiated in 2008, the Award is given to psychologists who have extended themselves beyond the mainstream boundaries of the discipline of psychology and sought to contribute their knowledge to social change. Previous recepients of the Award include Professors Noel Chabani Manganyi (2008), Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela (2010), Cheryl de la Rey (2012), Mohamed Seedat (2014), and Melanie Judge (2016).
The feminist Macleod is Professor of Psychology and National Research Foundation SARChI Chair of Critical Studies in Sexualities & Reproduction at Rhodes University.
Macleod has contended “that the [Psychology] profession has had multiple failures. It continues to be dominated by white women. Secondly, most psychologists work in private practice or for private institutions, with white and urban populations disproportionately benefitting from services.”
Also, “according to Macleod, not enough work is being done in the areas of Community Psychology, African Psychology, Critical Psychology, Critical Health Psychology, Feminist and Queer Psychology.”
Congratulations to Professor Macleod on receiving the 2017 Award.
Read the original full article, “Psychology has failed to radically transform from a colonialist endeavor”, here.