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Norman Duncan

Norman Duncan

Dean of Humanities / University of Pretoria, SOUTH AFRICA.

Professor Duncan is a member of the Academy of Science of South Africa and President of the Psychological Society of South Africa. He was previously attached to the Universities of the Western Cape and the University of the Witwatersrand.

He holds a professorship in Psychology, he studied at the University of the Western Cape and the Université Paul Valérie (Montpellier III, France).

From 2008 he has contributed as one of the lead researchers at The Apartheid Archives Project; an international research initiative that aims to examine the nature of the experiences of racism of South Africans under the old apartheid order and their continuing effects on individual and group functioning in contemporary South Africa. 

Between 2006 and 2012 he served as the Scientific Chair of the 30th International Congress of Psychology: Psychology in the Service of Humanity. Furthermore, he serves on the editorial boards of 4 international journals of psychology. Lastly, he is a full member of the New Club of Paris, an international think-tank.

His research and publications are primarily in the fields of racism, developmental psychology and community psychology. He has co-edited some 12 volumes in these fields, including:

  • Developmental Psychology. Juta/UCT Press, 2009.
  • 'Race', Racism, Knowledge Production and Psychology in South Africa. Nova Science Publications, 2001.
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