School of Applied Human Sciences

Phindile L. Mayaba


  • Details

  • Position Lecturer
  • Discipline Psychology
  • CampusPietermaritzburg Campus
  • Office AddressOffice no. 36A Golf Road
  • Degrees Held
  • BSoc Sc (Psychology; Human Resources Management) (UKZN)
  • BSoc Sc Honours (Psychology) (UKZN)
  • MSoc Sc (Educational Psychology) (UKZN)
  • PhD (Psychology) (UKZN)

Category of Registration with the HPCSA

  • Educational Psychologist

Research Interests

  • Bakhtinian dialogism
  • Constructions of selfhood
  • Constructions of intelligence
  • Code-switching and bilingualism
  • Linguistic acculturation
  • Intellectual assessment and intelligence testing
  • Test translation and cultural translation

Teaching Interests


  • Coordinator of PSYC204 Educational Applications of Psychology
  • Contributor to  PSYC101 Introduction to Psychology



  • Coordinator of PSYC704 Psychological Assessment
  • Contributor to PSYC735 Conceptual Foundations


  • Coordinator of PSYC809 Assessment in Psychological Practice
  • Contributor to PSYC808 Personality and Abnormal Behaviour
  • PSYC814 Research Methods in Psychology
  • PSYC 807 Theory & Pracicce in Clinical Psychology
  • PSYC818 Theory & Practice of Counselling Psychology
  • PSYC819 Theory & Practice of Educational Psychology

Publications/Selected Publications

  • Books:
  • Journal Articles:
  • Chapters in Books

Community Involvement

  • Director: Child and Family Centre
  • Coordinator of Module 1 Personal and Professional Development, for the REPSSI/UKZN Certificate in Community-Based Work with Children and Youth
Teaching Expertise
  • Educational psychology
  • Psychological assessment
  • Professional psychological practice
  • Supervision of clinical practice
  • Supervision of research projects
Student Supervision (Honours, Masters, PhD…)
  •  Honours and Masters levels