Prof Kobus Maree, a full-professor in the Department of Educational Psychology, received a B1 rating as from 1 January 2017. His main research interests are career counselling, career construction (counselling), life design (counselling), emotional-social intelligence and social responsibility, and learning facilitation in mathematics. He links research results to appropriate career choices and to life design.

Prof Maree is a former editor of the South African Journal of Psychology, managing editor of Gifted Education International, executive editor of the SA Journal of Science and Technology and a member of several national and international bodies, including the National Career Development Association (USA), the Society for Vocational Psychology (SVP) (USA), the International Association of Applied Psychology (IAAP) (USA), the Psychology Association of South Africa (SA), the Suid-Afrikaanse Akademie vir Wetenskap en Kuns (SA Akad) (South African Academy for Science and Arts (SA Acad)), and the Association of Science of South Africa (ASSAf). Since the beginning of 2004, he has written more than 120 peer-reviewed articles and 60 books or chapters in books.

The Stals Prize was awarded to him by the Suid-Afrikaanse Akademie vir Wetenskap en Kuns in 2009 for his exceptional research and contributions to psychology, and again in June 2014, for exceptional research and contributions to Education.  On the occasion of the 20th South African Psychology Congress, held in in September 2014, he received the Award for Excellence in Science from the Psychological Society of South Africa (PsySSA), and in October of the same year he was awarded Honorary Membership of the Golden Key International Honour Society for exceptional academic achievements, leadership skills and community involvement. He received a Chancellor’s Medal for Teaching and Learning from the University of Pretoria in 2010 and has been nominated successfully as an Exceptional Academic Achiever in four consecutive years (2013-2016).

Source : http://www.universityofpretoria.co.za/en/news/post_2377392-four-new-nrf-ratings-for-the-faculty-of-education-

Prof. Maree has been appointed as a Research Fellow in the Dept. of Industrial Psychology (University of the Free State) (2020-01-01 to 2022-12-31).

Prof. Maree has been invited to present the following two workshops at the ICP2020, Prague, 2020-07-18-24:
  • i. How to Draw on ‘Stories’ and ‘Scores’ to Facilitate Career Construction Counselling to Individuals and in Group Contexts, and
  • ii. How to Integrate the Outcomes of the Career Interest Profile and the Maree Career Matrix: Practical Exercise

International Congress of Psychology

Prof. Maree has been invited to read a keynote at the International Congress of Psychology to be held in Prague, Czechia, in July 2020.
This important event on the Psychology calendar only takes place once every four years.

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The CIP assessment is now officially live on the JvR Online system

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Call for manuscripts: Early Child Development and Care:

“Enhancing language and articulation skills and promoting resilience and adaptability in the early years of people’s lives”
Deadline: 31 August 2020

Call for Proposals for Special International Issue of British Journal of Guidance and Counselling

Happiness and Well-Being

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Prof Maree receives the PsySSA Award for Fellowship 2017

This prize is awarded in recognition of a significant contribution to psychological science by a current or past scholar or team of scholars.

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http://www.psyssa.com/psyssa-congress/awards-2-years/

Prof Maree has been appointed as Professor Extraordinaire

Prof Maree has been appointed as Professor Extraordinaire in the Faculty of Education, University of Stellenbosh.

SAJHE – Call for manuscripts: Special Section

Responding to changes in today’s uncertain world of work marked by a loss of work-life identity: advancing career counselling for life designing in institutions of higher learning –
Guest Editor Prof JG (Kobus) Maree (UP)

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Call for papers – ‘Post-modernising guidance and counselling: decent work and successful career-lives?’

International Symposium Series
Board Update
19 September 2017
Prepared by: Deirdre Hughes & Frans Meijers (Co-editors)

Special Issues in Progress

Post-modernising guidance and counselling: decent work and successful career-lives?’
Co-editors: Prof. Kobus Maree (South Africa) and Prof. Maria Duarte (Portugal)

A call for papers is written but not yet distributed.
Expected date for publication: Vol. 48, No. 1, 2020

Prof. Maree was awarded the Psychological Association of SA Lifetime Award

Prof. Maree was awarded the Psychological Association of SA Lifetime Award in recognition of a person that has dedicated his life to Psychology in South Africa at the Pan African Psychology Congress in Durban on 19 September 2017

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Prof Maree has received B1 NRF rating valid from 1 January 2017.

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The Conversation
The article 'Why career counselling is more valuable now than ever before' has been published on The Conversation.

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