Department of Psychology

Prof MJ Terre Blanche

College of Human Sciences
School of Social Sciences
Department: Psychology
Tel: 012 429 8088
Fax: 012 429 3414


  • D Litt et Phil (Unisa, 2003)

Fields of academic interests

  • Discourse and power
  • Incarceration
  • Aesthetics

Field of Specialisation

  • Critical Psychology
  • Community Psychology
  • Methodology


  • Van Deventer, V., Terre Blanche, M., Fourie, E., & Segalo, P. (Eds.) (2007). Citizen city: Between constructing agent and constructed agency.  Toronto: Captus.
  • Terre Blanche, M., Durrheim, K., & Painter, D. (Eds.) (2006). Research in practice. Applied methods for the social sciences (2nd edition). Cape Town: UCT Press.
  • Terre Blanche, M., Bhavnani, K.K., & Hook, D. (Eds.) (1999). Body politics. Power, knowledge and the body in the social sciences. Johannesburg: Histories of the Present Press.

Book chapters:

  • Terre Blanche, M. (2004). Poverty. In Swartz, L., De la Rey, C., & Duncan, N. (Eds.). Psychology an introduction. Cape Town: Oxford University Press.
  • Terre Blanche, M. (2002). Poised on the brink: The social construction of a new biological psychiatry. In Hook, D., & Eagle, G. (Eds.), Psychopathology and social prejudice (pp. 55-74). Cape Town: UCT Press
  • Terre Blanche, M., & Seedat, M. (2001). Martian landscapes: The social construction of race and gender at South Africa’s National Institute for Personnel Research, 1946-1984. In Duncan, N., Van Niekerk, A., De la Rey, C., & Seedat, M. (Eds.), Race, racism, knowledge production and psychology in South Africa (pp. 61-82). New York: Nova Science Publishers.

Journal articles

  • Gumani, M. A., Fourie, E., & Terre Blanche, M. (2013). Critical incidents impact management among South African Police Service officers in the Vhembe District, Limpopo Province. Journal of Psychology in Africa, 23(3).
  • Gumani, M.A., Fourie, M.E., & Terre Blanch, M.J. (2013). Inner strategies of coping with operational work amongst SAPS officers. SA Journal of Industrial Psychology/SA Tydskrif vir Bedryfsielkunde, 39(2), Art. #1151, 10 pages.
  • Fynn, A., Terre Blanche, M., Fourie, E., & Kruger, J. (2012). Teaching Community Psychology as Community Engagement. Journal of Psychology in Africa, 22(4), 575–578.
  • Terre Blanche, M. (2005). Non violent conflict resolution and peace building in South Africa. African Safety Promotion, 3(1), 40-51.

Professional positions, fellowships & awards

  • Member: Psychological Society of South Africa
  • Editorial Board Member: Psychology in Society
  • Editorial Team Member: New Voices in Psychology


  • Inside-out-outside-in
  • People behind the papers