Cognition & Co Founder accepted to Masters

It is with great pleasure that we can finally announce that Founder and Managing Director of Cognition & Co, Dylan Benyon, has been accepted to an accredited professional Masters degree in Counselling Psychology for 2022.

His journey has been more of an adventure, spanning more than a decade since he took his first Psychology module at university; the past 5 years he has spent applying for a professional Masters degree.

“The road has been long and fraught with more challenges than I had ever anticipated, but giving up was never an option for me. I have a responsibility to the students of South Africa, and soon I’ll have the qualifications and registration I need to effect real change.”

After being waitlisted for a Clinical Psychology Masters at the University of Pretoria in 2018, he created Cognition & Co as the South African Psychology Student Network, aimed at closing the gap between the students and professionals in the field of Psychology in South Africa.

“Cognition & Co has been my everything for the past three years. It’s given me a platform to advocate for mental health in South Africa, while supporting those that are the future of mental health; the students.”

“There has been such an incredible team of people around me throughout this journey, and I want to extend my sincerest gratitude to each and every one of them; they know who they are! I also want to thank the students for putting their trust in my vision and enabling Cognition & Co to become what it is now. This is only the beginning!”

Dylan will be attending the University of Pretoria next year as part of their Counselling Psychology cohort. Stay tuned to the Cognition & Co website and social media pages for more updates from Dylan. We look forward to sharing all new developments and initiatives with you over the coming months.

“Every time I thought I was being rejected from something good, I was actually being redirected to something better.” – Steve Maraboli

Remembering Albert Bandura (1925 – 2021)


Cognition & Co mourns the loss of one of the most influential Psychologists of our time, Albert Bandura, who passed away on Monday the 26th of July 2021. His contributions to the fields of psychology and education will forever remain integral features in the teaching and learnings of Psychologists around the world.


Bandura’s social learning theory and concept of self-efficacy were paramount in shaping our understanding of psychology as we know it today. His work was widely credited for helping shift the focus in academic psychology from pure behaviorism to cognitive psychology.

Psychology students and professionals alike will recall Bandura’s famous Bobo Doll Experiment, highlighting the role of observational learning in the shaping of ones behaviour. The results from this experiment changed the course of modern psychology.

Thank you for everything you have given to our field, it has been an absolute pleasure to learn from your work.

Rest in Peace.

1925 – 2021


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