EDUCATION AND CAREER
Graduate of the Universities of South Africa, Witwatersrand, and Boston, where I obtained my PhD in Clinical/Community Psychology as a Fulbright Fellow in 1989.
Was the last Principal & Vice Chancellor of the Univ of Durban-Westville in 2003.
President: International Union of Psychological Science (IUPsyS).
Vice President: International Social Science Council (ISSC).
Chair: National ICSU Board at the National Research Foundation of South Africa.
Fellow: Psychological Society of South Africa (PsySSA), National Academy of Psychology-India (NAOP), British Psychological Society (BPS Honorary Fellow).
Social transition and current politics, youth violence and resilience.
Extraordinary Professor: University of Pretoria.
Honorary Professor: University of Limpopo.
He teaches contemporary ethics.
MOST IMPORTANT ARTICLES AND PUBLICATIONS
- Nicholas L.J. & Cooper S. (1990) Psychology and Apartheid: Essays on the Struggle for Psychology and the Mind in South Africa, Institute for Black Research, Durban;
- Leach M.M., Stevens M.J., Geoff Lindsay G., Ferrero A. & Korkut Y. (2012) “Ethics and South African Psychology”, The Oxford Handbook of International Psychological Ethics. pp. 299-307, Oxford: OUP;
- Cooper S. & Nicholas LJ. (2012) “Counseling and psychotherapy in South Africa: Responding to post-apartheid counseling needs” In: Moodley R., Gielen U.P. & Wu R. (Eds.) Handbook of Counseling and Psychotherapy in an International Context, New York: Routledge;
- Cooper S. & Nicholas L. (2012) “An over view of South African Psychology”, International Journal of Psychology, Vol. 47, pp. 89-101;
- Nobles W.W. & Cooper S. (2013) “Pan African Discussion of African Psychology”, Special Issue: Journal of Black Psychology, USA, Vol. 39, Issue 3, June 2013.