The life story model of identity: A bridge between two spaces
Houkamau, C. A. (2008). The life story model of identity: A bridge between two spaces. In Levy, M., Nikora, L.W., Masters-Awatere, B., Rua, M. & Waitoki, W. (Eds). Claiming Spaces: Proceedings of the 2007 National Maori and Pacific Psychologies Symposium 23rd-24th November 2007 (pp. 19-26). Hamilton, New Zealand: Māori and Psychology Research Unit, University of Waikato.
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Two questions which continue to absorb Western social psychological researchers are: What is the ‘self’? And ‘What is identity in relation to self?’ At the NMPPS this year this Dr. Love’s keynote threw these matters into relief prompting us as indigenous psychologists to reflect deeply on the nature of ‘selves’. Many questions arise from her address. Do we have ensembled selves? Are we self contained? Are we a bit of both depending on the situation? How do we work within psychology while honouring Māori perspectives?
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