Department of Psychology

Prof FJ van Staden

College of Human Sciences
School of Social Sciences
Department: Psychology
Professor
Tel: 012 429 8087
Fax: 012 429 3414
E-mail: vstadfj@unisa.ac.za

Qualifications

  • PhD Psychology (Unisa, 1986)

Fields of academic interests

  • Inspiration and creativity in the visual arts
  • Historiography of gold- and silversmiths in South Africa

Field of Specialisation

  • Research Design
  • Cultural history
  • Personology

Books

  • Van Staden, F. (2011). Foreword, Counselling People of African Ancestry, (Ed. E. Mpofu), pp.10-12, Cambridge University Press.
  • Van Staden, F. (1995). Urban early adolescence, crowding and the neighbourhood experience: A preliminary investigation.  In C. Spencer (Ed), Readings in Environmental Psychology: The child’s environment, pp. 181-202, London: Academic Press.
  • Van Staden, F. (1992).  Setting priorities for optimizing human-environment relations in South Africa.  In E. Bornman (Ed), Man and Environment, pp. 208-213, Pretoria: Human Sciences Research Council, KnowledgeTec Publishers.

Journal articles

Van Staden, F. (2017). Inspiration in the Visual Arts: African reflections, International Journal of African Renaissance Studies, 12(1).

Van Satden, F. (2016). Mid-twentieth century jewellery making in South Africa, South African Journal of Cultural History, 30 (1), 139-163119-143.

Van Staden, F. (2013). Legacies of gold- and silversmiths during early and mid-twentieth century South Africa, South African Journal of Cultural History, 27(1), 139-163.

Van Staden, F. (2012).Voices of visual artists from Greater Tshwane: A historiography and expectations of the future, South African Journal of Cultural History, 26(1), 114-151.

Professional positions, fellowships & awards

  • Chair (2004-2008)
  • Acting Director (April-May 2014)
  • Member of Council (September 2014 – October 2016)
  • Registered cultural historian with the South African Association of Cultural History (Specialisation: Historiography of 20th century gold and silversmiths in South Africa)

Projects

  • Inspiration and creativity in the visual arts
  • Historiography of gold- and silversmiths in South Africa