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African languages carry a wealth of wisdom and guidance on how to understand one another and the world. shutterstock

Psychology carries a dark past: how the discipline can be Africanised

Many societies in Africa still draw heavily on their traditional beliefs and cultural heritage. Therefore it's important to take these into consideration when psychology is taught and practised.
Our beliefs about our romantic partner act like a pair of tinted glasses that colour our experience of our partner. (Shutterstock)

‘Relationship glasses’ shape how we see the good, the bad and the ugly in romantic partners

People create beliefs about their romantic partner that affect how they respond to them and interpret their behaviour. These beliefs can act as rose-tinted glasses, or as a darker lens.
Signs of a fraying relationship can appear in subtle ways. Betsie Van der Meer via Getty Images

Evidence of an impending breakup may exist in everyday conversation – months before either partner realizes their relationship is tanking

Psycholinguistic researchers analyzed more than 1 million Reddit posts a year before and a year after users posted about their breakup.

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