This collection contains the individual papers presented at the following symposium:

Robertson, N. (Ed). (1999). Māori and psychology: Research and practice. Proceedings of a symposium sponsored by the Māori & Psychology Research Unit, Department of Psychology, University of Waikato, Hamilton, Thursday 26th August 1999. Hamilton, New Zealand: Māori and Psychology Research Unit, University of Waikato.

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  • Ethnicity and deliberate self-injury: A review of the literature

    Wilson, Cate (Maori and Psychology Research Unit, University of Waikato, 1999)
    Deliberate self-injury is a significant social problem affecting youth in New Zealand. Rates of hospitalisation for youth (aged 15 to 19) from deliberate self-injury approximate 225 per 100,000. It appears that the rates ...
  • Maori women and research: Researching ourselves

    Te Awekotuku, Ngahuia (Maori and Psychology Research Unit, University of Waikato, 1999)
    This was the closing keynote address at the Student Symposium organized by the Maori & Psychology Research Unit at the University of Waikato, Hamilton in August 1999. Most of the people attending were Maori, and female, ...
  • Maori and epilepsy: Personal perceptions of the cause, treatment and consequences of epilepsy by Maori in the Bay of Plenty

    Simonsen, Kiri (Maori and Psychology Research Unit, University of Waikato, 1999)
    This paper discusses the perceptions of epilepsy held by Maori in the Bay of Plenty. The paper begins by introducing the purpose and rationale of the research. It then moves on to describe the aims and qualitative research ...
  • Contemporary attitudes to traditional facial ta moko: A working paper

    Rua, Mohi (Maori and Psychology Research Unit, University of Waikato, 1999)
    Until it came under serious attack from nineteenth century missionaries, ta moko was an integral part of traditional Maori society. Facial moko conveyed important information about identity, whakapapa and status. The ...
  • Ya got ta know when ta hold ‘em: Maori women and gambling

    Morrison, Laurie Elena (Maori and Psychology Research Unit, University of Waikato, 1999)
    Gambling among Maori women is under-researched. In this study, I interviewed thirty Maori women to investigate how they got involved in gambling, what maintained their gambling and what they thought might help to moderate ...
  • Ngā kanohi hou – identifying and exploring the issues: Experiences of an intern

    Masters, Bridgette (Maori and Psychology Research Unit, University of Waikato, 1999)
    The current paper reflects upon the discovery of an intern from the post graduate diploma in community psychology programme (PGDipPsych (Com). The PGDipPsych (Com) is currently facilitated through the University of Waikato ...
  • An accountability model for Pakeha practitioners

    Huygens, Ingrid Louise Maria (Maori and Psychology Research Unit, University of Waikato, 1999)
    This paper outlines a model of accountability for Pakeha practitioners developed over many years as a practising community psychologist involved in research and development projects in Aotearoa in the 1980s and 1990s, ...
  • Maori women and dual ethnicity: Non-congruence, “passing” and “real Maori”

    Gibson, Kelly (Maori and Psychology Research Unit, University of Waikato, 1999)
    In this study, I wanted to explore the often uncomfortable experience of having dual ethnicity. I did this through open-ended interviews with nine women, who, like me, were aged between 20 and 30 and who identified as ...
  • Policy for Maori: values, assumptions and closing the gap

    Levy, Michelle Patricia (Maori and Psychology Research Unit, University of Waikato, 1999)
    This paper looks at the issue of what it is about the way in which policy is developed which influences whether or not policy meets the needs of Maori. To do this I will focus on one component of policy making; the role ...
  • Kaupapa Maori research: An indigenous approach to creating knowledge

    Bishop, Russell (Maori and Psychology Research Unit, University of Waikato, 1999)
    This paper seeks to identify how issues of epistemological racism are addressed in practice within an indigenous Kaupapa (philosophy) Maori approach to research, and how such considerations may impact on the Western ...
  • Maori and psychology: Research and practice (full conference proceedings)

    Robertson, Neville (Maori and Psychology Research Unit, University of Waikato, 1999)
    This is the full proceedings of the symposium sponsored by the Maori and Psychology Research Unit at the University of Waikato: Maori and psychology: Research and practice. The publication of the proceedings of this symposium ...

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