*National Overview - Zimbabwe, 2007
|This article was adapted from "Zimbabwe, National Tour" prepared by J. Jordan and R. Dhammapala, 2007, and printed in Wedding, D., & Stevens, M. J. (Eds.), (2009). Psychology: IUPsyS Global Resource (Edition 2009) [CD-ROM]. International Journal of Psychology, 44 (Suppl. 1) .
In Zimbabwe, the first professorial chair of psychology was established in the Faculty of Social Studies at the University of Zimbabwe in 1973. Psychology is now offered as a subject in teacher training colleges and all universities in Zimbabwe. The practice of psychology in Zimbabwe is controlled by the Psychological Practices Act of 1971 and all psychologists practicing psychology or claiming to be psychologists are required to register with the Health Professions Council.
Research in psychology is conducted mainly outside the universities in Zimbabwe. Major fields of research are human rights, health psychology, HIV/AIDS, children in distressed circumstances, remedial education, forensic psychology, entrepreneurship, and economic behaviour.
Full-course university training in psychology is offered to students at the University of Zimbabwe. A three-year undergraduate curriculum leads to a B.Sc. Honors degree in psychology. Postgraduate training is available at the master's level in clinical, educational, and occupational psychology.
The ethical code for psychologists in Zimbabwe is published in the Government Gazette as subsidiary legislation of the Psychological Practices Act of 1971 and is binding, therefore, for all psychologists registered with the Health Professions Council and all members of the Association.
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