Psychosocial Well-being and Communal Thriving

This sub-programme aims to study the measurement and promotion of psychosocial well-being on three related levels, namely across a life-course, across life domains, and across cultures. Psychosocial well-being is conceived as a multi-dimensional and faceted construct which includes individual, social and community well-being.  Through theoretical and empirical studies, researchers in the sub-programme aim to gather knowledge about the antecedents, outcomes and dynamics of a broad spectrum of optimal functioning of individuals, groups, communities, and institutions.


Recent publications


Validation of the Meaning in Life Questionnaire in an African context.

Temane, L., Khumalo, I. P., & Wissing, M. P.

Journal of Psychology in Africa
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Prof. T. (Tumi) Khumalo

Sub-programme Leader

Prof. S. (Silvia) Koller

Extraordinary Professor

Prof. H. (Hans-Henrik) Knoop

Extraordinary Professor

Dr K. (Karen) van der Merwe


Ms S. (Stephanie) Nowack

Intern psychologist

Ms A. (Ayoushe) Natha

Intern psychologist