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Māori & Psychology Research Unit Papers

Research Commons

Māori & Psychology Research Unit Papers

 

The Māori & Psychology Research Unit (MPRU), established in 1997, is designed to provide a catalyst and support network for enhancing research which has at its centre the psychological needs, aspirations, and priorities of Māori people.

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  • Waitoki, Waikaremoana; Levy, Michelle Patricia (Māori and Psychology Research Unit, 2015)
    The Ministry of Health (2014) acknowledges that inaccurate and unreliable workforce data collections have been an issue for some time. This is a particular issue for the psychology workforce, with there being no single ...
  • Waitoki, Waikaremoana; Masters-Awatere, Bridgette; Nikora, Linda Waimarie; Rua, Mohi; Te Awekotuku, Ngahuia (2015)
    Over the past 30 years, scholar advocates have sparked the emergence of indigenous psychology as an important contribution to understanding the experiences and challenges faced by indigenous peoples. Part of this exercise ...
  • Nikora, Linda Waimarie (2015)
    He honore, he kororia, maungarongo ki te whenua, whakaaro pai ki nga tangata katoa…pai marire. Paimarie kia ratou kua wheturangitia, ki te maunga tapu ki Taupiri, te okiokinga a to tatou Arikinui, Te Ataarangikaahu. Moe ...
  • Nikora, Linda Waimarie (2015)
    A strong sense of who one is and that one’s life matters is vital to health and wellbeing. Without meaning and belonging many people, families and communities lie open to the risk of mental illness, addiction, transience, ...
  • Waitoki, Waikaremoana; Nikora, Linda Waimarie; Harris, Parewahaika Erenora Te Korowhiti; Levy, Michelle Patricia (Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga, 2015)
    While Māori are known to experience a higher burden of mental health and addiction problems compared to non-Māori (Baxter, 2008), little exploratory research has been conducted into Māori experiences of bipolar affective ...
  • Waitoki, Waikaremoana; Nikora, Linda Waimarie (University of Waikato, School of Psychology, 2014)
    Annual report of the Māori and Psychology Research Unit (MPRU) 2014. The unit was established in August of 1997. The unit is designed to provide a catalyst and support network for enhancing research concerning the psychological ...
  • Waitoki, Waikaremoana; Nikora, Linda Waimarie (University of Waikato, School of Psychology, 2013)
    Annual report of the Māori and Psychology Research Unit (MPRU) 2013. The unit was established in August of 1997. The unit is designed to provide a catalyst and support network for enhancing research concerning the psychological ...
  • Waitoki, Waikaremoana; Nikora, Linda Waimarie (University of Waikato, School of Psychology, 2012)
    Annual report of the Māori and Psychology Research Unit (MPRU) 2012. The unit was established in August of 1997. The unit is designed to provide a catalyst and support network for enhancing research concerning the psychological ...
  • Nikora, Linda Waimarie; Waitoki, Waikaremoana (2014)
    This paper was presented as part of an informal indigenous psychologies dialogue session at the Australian Psychological Society's annual conference. In this paper, we present the concept of an indigenous psychologies ...
  • Furness, Jane Amanda; Robertson, Neville; Hunter, Judy; Hodgetts, Darrin; Nikora, Linda Waimarie (2013)
    This paper describes the critical role community psychology theories played in reframing literacy research involving mainly Māori and Pacific peoples’ extended families and communities. Within a critical social constructionist ...
  • Furness, Jane Amanda; Nikora, Linda Waimarie; Hodgetts, Darrin; Robertson, Neville (2013)
    Knowledge of ourselves as cultural beings, of the values and beliefs of those with whom we work, and of the history of relations among those in our work settings are essential for community and applied social psychologists. ...
  • Nikora, Linda Waimarie; Te Awekotuku, Ngahuia (2013)
    Customary death ritual and traditional practice have continued for the Maori (indigenous) people of Aotearoa/New Zealand, despite intensive missionary incursion and the colonial process. This paper critically considers ...
  • Robertson, Neville; Masters, Bridgette; Lane, Catherine; Tapara, Ann; Corbett, Catherine; Graham, Rebekah; Gosche, Jessica; Jenkins, Ayla; King, Thea (University of Waikato, Māori and Psychology Research Unit, 2013)
    Domestic violence and child abuse represent significant threats to whānau ora. Conversely, the weakening or loss of whānau ties can increase the vulnerability of whānau members to domestic violence and child abuse. Thus ...
  • Nikora, Linda Waimarie (2013)
    Dreams and aspirations are at the core of what higher education is about. Students and scholars alike, the world over, are engaged in the realization of dreams that bring forth new opportunities, new ways of seeing and ...
  • Nikora, Linda Waimarie; White, Hera (2008)
    To honour the life and memory of the late Te Arikinui Te Atairangikaahu, and the elevation of her son King Tuheitia, a group of women from Tainui iwi under took the process of taking moko kauae - of colouring their chins ...
  • Nikora, Linda Waimarie; Te Awekotuku, Ngahuia; Tamanui, Virginia (2013)
    Today we explore home as a place of spiritual belonging and continuity and how tangi relies on the genealogical connectedness of ancestral and living communities to care for the tūpāpaku, the human remains, and wairua, the ...
  • Rua, Hare; Rua, Mohi; Te Awekotuku, Ngahuia; Nikora, Linda Waimarie (Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga, 2010)
    In Te Urewera, wharemate (shelters in which the deceased receive their final farewells) have traditionally been temporary structures. In the 1980s, a new practice was introduced in the Ruātoki valley with the erection of ...
  • Hodgetts, Darrin (The Australian Psychological Society Ltd, 2013)
    This article reviews the book: “Representations of global poverty: Aid, development and international NGOs” by N. Dogra.
  • Groot, Shiloh Ann Maree; Rua, Mohi; Dudgeon, Pat; Garvey, Darren (The Australian Psychological Society Ltd, 2012)
    In this special issue, edited by Mohi, Bridgette, Shiloh, Pat and Darren, we showcase work conducted within several such Indigenous psychologies. This collection of papers from emerging Indigenous scholars reflect a vibrant, ...
  • King, Pita; Young-Hauser, Amanda; Li, Wendy; Rua, Mohi; Nikora, Linda Waimarie (The Australian Psychological Society Ltd, 2012)
    The 2002 World Report on Violence states that violence occurs in about 70 percent of intimate relationships (Krug, Dahlberg, Mercy, Zwi, & Lozano, 2002). New Zealand research indicates that more than a quarter of relationships ...

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