Psychobiography Panel (continued): The Many Roads to Psychobiography: A Multigenerational Panel
Panelists: Inna Rozentsvit (panel organizer), Natacha Bianca Isabelle Gaud, Lentisitse Nkarabeng Mekgwe, Present Raymond Ramalepe, Claude-Hélène Mayer (moderator) (60 min)

Claude-Hélène Mayer: Insights on Life of Jean-Paul Sartre: New Ideas on Freedom and Human Existence

Abstract: Jean-Paul Sartre (1905–1980) is considered one of the most important and influential figures of the 20th century in philosophy and political activism. This presentation focuses on his life and work, particularly on his personal development as a philosopher and political activist. A deeper insight into Sartre’s life, philosophy and political thought may provide new ideas on freedom, power and existence for people living today.

Bio: Claude-Hélène Mayer is a Professor in Industrial and Organizational Psychology at the Department of Industrial Psychology and People Management at the University of Johannesburg, South Africa. She is a Semester at Sea Alumni (SASFA22) and a Board member of the International Academy of Intercultural Research (IAIR). Claude is a Senior Editor for the Europe`s Journal of Psychology (EJOP), an Associate Editor for Frontiers in Psychology (Positive Psychology) and for the International Journal of Cross-Cultural Management (IJCCM).

She holds Doctoral degrees in Psychology, Management and Cultural Anthropology. Her Venia Legendi is in Psychology with focus on Work, Organizational and Cultural Psychology (Europa Universität Viadrina, Frankfurt (Oder), Germany). Her research areas include transcultural mental health, salutogenesis, transcultural conflict management and mediation, women in leadership, shame and love across cultures, The Fourth Industrial Revolution, and psychobiography.

She is the winner of the William B. Gudykunst Book Award 2023, awarded by the IAIR. Her teaching areas are cross-cultural psychology, mental health, psychobiography, organizational theory, systems and design thinking, coaching, positive psychology, organizational behaviour and transcultural conflict management and mediation. She works as a licenced (Germany) systemic family therapist and facilitator in family therapy (SG), constellation facilitator (KI), mediator and mediation facilitator (BM 2001-2021), hypnotherapist (TIM) and coach in private practice. Since 2005 she consults for leaders and international organizations.

Claude-Hélène Mayer (moderator): Discussion and Q&A (30 min)