The mission of the Optentia Research Focus Area is to develop and organise knowledge for the optimal expression of individual, social and institutional potential, with specific interest in the African context. The research programme utilises the inputs from various disciplines in the social sciences, including Psychology, Industrial/Organisational Psychology, Human Resource Management, Educational Psychology, Sociology, Educational Sciences, Employment Relations, and Social Work.

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Optentia recognises potential

On 20 February 2017, Optentia recognised the contributions of the Campus Rector, Prof. Linda du Plessis and various national and international participants. Prof. Ian Rothmann referred to the following definition of potential whic...Read article

Optentia recognises the contributions of Prof. Mary Grosser

On 20 February 2017 Optentia recognised the contributions of one of its leaders, Prof. Mary Grosser, who emigrates to Germany in March 2017. Prof. Grosser played a major role in establishing the sub-programme "Holistic Learne...Read article

Ambiguous Interventions - The Work of Music in Unequal Times

On 22 March 2017, Dr Carina Venter (Oxford University) will present a workshop on the following topic: Ambiguous interventions: The work of music in unequal times. will reflect on music as a medium for social and restorative inter...Read article

Six extraordinary professors appointed in Optentia

Six extraordinary professors and one extraordinary researcher have been appointed in Optentia from 1 March 2017. The six extraordinary professors are Prof. E. Bohlmeijer, Prof. M. Grosser, Prof. S. Kelders, Prof. F. Meinck, Prof. ...Read article

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