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  • Human-AI friendship: Rejecting the appropriate sentimentality criterion

    Weijers, Dan M.; Munn, Nicholas (Springer, 2022)
    Most traditional philosophical views of friendship deny the possibility of human-AI friendship because they consider feeling love or something similar towards the other to be a requirement for genuine friendship. We call ...
  • Desecuritising cybersecurity: towards a societal approach

    Burton, Joe; Lain, Clare (Informa UK Limited, 2020)
    Cybersecurity is often treated as a national security issue with responses to attacks implemented by military and intelligence agencies. This has created path dependencies in which tensions between the private sector and ...
  • Canberra-planning cross-linguistic disagreement: a few remarks

    Wyatt, Jeremy (2022)
    My remarks will focus on two questions: • What methods should we use in investigating the nature of disagreement? • What do these methods tell us about the possibility of cross-linguistic disagreement?
  • Two solutions for deflationism: assertion, explanation, and alethic desires

    Wyatt, Jeremy (2022)
    Deflationists aim to upend traditional metaphysical inquiry about truth, proposing that we instead investigate why we think and speak about truth as we do. This iconoclastic agenda has faced a consistent barrage of criticisms, ...
  • He Whakaoranga Kia Puta Kia Ora (prepared for Health Research Council of New Zealand)

    Kilgour, Jonathan T.; Tiakiwai, Sarah-Jane; McRae, Okeroa; Aporosa, S. 'Apo'; Whetu, Amy; Jenkins, Ayla (Waikato-Tainui College for Research and Development, 2015)
    This research project explored the relationship between cultural connectedness and wellbeing (as a social determinant of health). In particular, the research explored the diverse ways in which tribal members connected with ...
  • Using green infrastructure as a social equity approach to reduce flood risks and address climate change impacts: A comparison of performance between cities and towns

    Reu Junqueira, Juliana; Serrao-Neumann, Silvia; White, Iain (2022)
    Green infrastructure is a promising strategy aiming to address climate change impacts and associated flood risks, as well as bringing social equity benefits such as increased access to greenspace in urban areas. However, ...
  • Enhancing the assessment of gratitude in Mindfulness Research: a Rasch Analysis of the 6-Item Gratitude Questionnaire

    Bartholomew, Emerson; Iqbal, Navad; Medvedev, Oleg N. (Springer Science and Business Media LLC, 2022)
    Objectives The 6-item gratitude questionnaire (GQ-6) is a widely used measure reported to be reliable and valid under traditional and Rasch investigations. However, recent investigations were inconsistent regarding the ...
  • In defence of the villain: Edwards on deflationism and pluralism

    Wyatt, Jeremy (Routledge, 2022)
    In The Metaphysics of Truth, Doug Edwards offers a sustained case against deflationism about truth and in favour of his preferred pluralist theory of truth. Here, I take up three of the main components of that case. The ...
  • The impact of a mindfulness app on postnatal distress

    Bear, Katie A.; Barber, Carol C.; Medvedev, Oleg N. (2022)
    Objectives: The present study investigated the effectiveness of an 8-week mindfulness mobile phone app on women's depression, anxiety, stress and mindful attention/awareness in the postnatal period. Methods: The study ...
  • Can psychopathy be adaptive at work? Development and application of a work focused self- and other-report measure of the triarchic psychopathy model

    Sutton, Anna; Roche, Maree A.; Stapleton, Madeleine; Roemer, Anja (MDPI, 2020)
    Psychopathy may have both adaptive and maladaptive effects at work but research into workplace psychopathy is constrained by the lack of short, work-relevant measures that can be used for both self- and other-report. We ...
  • Relationships first and always: A guide to collaborations with indigenous communities

    Gardner-Vandy, K.; Scalice, D.; Chavez, J.C.; David-Chavez, D.M.; Daniel, K.J.; Gonzales, E.; Lee, A.; Waterhouse, J.; Yracheta, J.M.; Gorospe, G.; Goordial, J.; Hudson, Maui; Carroll, S.R.; Williams, J.; McCoy, T.J.; Cadue-Blackwood, C.; Atencio, J.; Seyler, L.; Carron, A.; Cabrol, N.; Anderson, J.; Kirk, M. (American Astronomical Society, 2021)
    Relationship building between Indigenous communities and scientists must be the foundation of all collaborations. Agencies should fund initiatives in relationship building and create an Office of Tribal relations as a ...
  • Three Illuminated Videos

    Barrett, Kyle; Krawczyk, Ilona; Cederblad, Charlotta Grimfjord (Open Library of the Humanities, 2021)
    Kyle Barrett, “Illuminated: Antisyzygy” (8:40) — Blending film and painting, the video postulates several questions arising from the COVID-19 pandemic via the notion of “antisyzygy” or the in-between state in which, globally, ...
  • All in the family: The history and philosophy of Experimental Philosophy

    Sytsma, Justin; Ulatowski, Joseph; Gonnermann, Chad (de Gruyter, 2022)
    Experimental philosophy (or “x-phi”) is a way of doing philosophy. It is “traditional” philosophy, but with a little something extra: In addition to the expected philosophical arguments and engagement, x-phi involves the ...
  • Green or grey pandemic recovery? Revealing the blue–green infrastructure influences in Aotearoa-New Zealand’s “Shovel Ready” Covid-19 response

    Hanna, Christina Jane; White, Iain; Fu, Xinyu; Crossland, Kiri; Serrao-Neumann, Silvia (Informa UK Limited, 2022)
    This paper analyses Aotearoa-New Zealand’s “shovel-ready fund” to assess if, and how, blue–green infrastructure systems were present in bids from its largest city regions. Findings indicate a greater prevalence in areas ...
  • Henry V in 1972: Learning from Ngaio Marsh.

    Houlahan, Mark (2021)
    Mark Houlahan University of Waikato Henry the Fifth in 1972: learning from Ngaio Marsh In the evening of October 1, 1972, the James Hay Theatre in the Christchurch Town Hall was officially launched with an impressively ...
  • An evaluation of Kaupapa Māori in Psychology at the University of Waikato

    McAllister, Sue; Walsh, Mikaela; Frost, Christine; Clarkson, Rebecca; Masters-Awatere, Bridgette; Rua, Mohi; Furness, Jane Amanda (Māori & Psychology Research Unit, 2018)
    The University of Waikato’s (UOW) reputation has been built on its unique commitment to Māori aspirations and the educational success of Māori students (The University of Waikato, n.d.-c). Kaupapa Māori has made a significant ...
  • Standards of care for the health of Transgender and Gender Diverse People, Version 8

    Coleman, E; Radix, AE; Bouman, WP; Brown, GR; de Vries, ALC; Deutsch, MB; Ettner, R; Fraser, L; Goodman, M; Green, J; Hancock, AB; Johnson, TW; Karasic, DH; Knudson, GA; Leibowitz, SF; Meyer-Bahlburg, HFL; Monstrey, SJ; Motmans, J; Nahata, L; Nieder, TO; Reisner, SL; Richards, C; Schechter, LS; Tangpricha, V; Tishelman, AC; Van Trotsenburg, MAA; Winter, S; Ducheny, K; Adams, NJ; Adrián, TM; Allen, LR; Azul, D; Bagga, H; Başar, K; Bathory, DS; Belinky, JJ; Berg, DR; Berli, JU; Bluebond-Langner, RO; Bouman, M-B; Bowers, ML; Brassard, PJ; Byrne, J; Capitán, L; Cargill, CJ; Carswell, JM; Chang, SC; Chelvakumar, G; Corneil, T; Dalke, KB; De Cuypere, G; de Vries, E; Den Heijer, M; Devor, AH; Dhejne, C; D’Marco, A; Edmiston, EK; Edwards-Leeper, L; Ehrbar, R; Ehrensaft, D; Eisfeld, J; Elaut, E; Erickson-Schroth, L; Feldman, JL; Fisher, AD; Garcia, MM; Gijs, L; Green, SE; Hall, BP; Hardy, TLD; Irwig, MS; Jacobs, LA; Janssen, AC; Johnson, K; Klink, DT; Kreukels, BPC; Kuper, LE; Kvach, EJ; Malouf, MA; Massey, R; Mazur, T; McLachlan, C; Morrison, SD; Mosser, SW; Neira, PM; Nygren, U; Oates, JM; Obedin-Maliver, J; Pagkalos, G; Patton, J; Phanuphak, N; Rachlin, K; Reed, T; Rider, GN; Ristori, J; Robbins-Cherry, S; Roberts, SA; Rodriguez-Wallberg, KA; Rosenthal, SM; Sabir, K; Safer, JD; Scheim, AI; Seal, LJ; Sehoole, TJ; Spencer, K; St. Amand, C; Steensma, TD; Strang, JF; Taylor, GB; Tilleman, K; T’Sjoen, GG; Vala, LN; Van Mello, NM; Veale, Jaimie; Vencill, JA; Vincent, B; Wesp, LM; West, MA; Arcelus, J (Informa UK Limited, 2022-08-19)
    Background: Transgender healthcare is a rapidly evolving interdisciplinary field. In the last decade, there has been an unprecedented increase in the number and visibility of transgender and gender diverse (TGD) people ...
  • Interim guidance on the use of new sea-level rise projections

    Bell, Robert G.; Lawrence, J.; Naish, T.; Levy, R.; Allan, S. (Ministry for the Environment, New Zealand, 2022)
    The recently updated future projections from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) in 2021–22 confirm that sea-level rise is accelerating. The updated projections show an increase in projected sea-level rise ...
  • Quality of life, quality of business, and destinations of recent graduates: fields of study matter

    Grimes, Arthur; Badenhorst, Shaan; Maré, David C.; Poot, Jacques; Sin, Isabelle (Springer, 2022)
    One of the main challenges facing non-metropolitan regions is the attraction and retention of highly-educated young people. A loss of the brightest can lead to reduced business creation, innovation, growth and community ...
  • Patient-reported diagnostic intervals to colorectal cancer diagnosis in the Midland region of New Zealand: a prospective cohort study

    Blackmore, Tania; Chepulis, Lynne Merran; Rawiri, Keenan; Kidd, Jacquie; Stokes, Tim E.; Firth, Melissa; Elwood, Mark; Weller, David; Emery, Jon; Lawrenson, Ross (Oxford University Press, 2021)
    Background and objectives New Zealand (NZ) has high rates of colorectal cancer (CRC) but low rates of early detection. The majority of CRC is diagnosed through general practice, where lengthy diagnostic intervals are ...

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