Māori & Psychology Research Unit

 

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.

Collections in Māori & Psychology Research Unit

  • The rise of the fake reference

    Gibbons, Stephanie (2020)
    This presentation discusses the risk of fake reference.
  • Whiti te rā: A guide to connecting Māori to traditional wellbeing pathways.

    McLachlan, Andre David; Waitoki, Waikaremoana; Harris, Parewahaika; Jones, Horiana (2021)
    Māori health models, introduced in the 1980s, brought needed cultural worldviews to an otherwise monocultural health system. However, minimal changes have occurred. In mainstream practice, deeper cultural understandings ...
  • Decoding the emotional valence of future thoughts

    Devitt, Aleea L.; Thakral, Preston P.; Schacter, Daniel L. (Informa UK Limited, 2021)
    Affective future thinking allows us to prepare for future outcomes, but we know little about neural representation of emotional future simulations. We used a multi-voxel pattern analysis to determine whether patterns of ...
  • Efficacy of Dog Training With and Without Remote Electronic Collars vs. a Focus on Positive Reinforcement by China, L., Mills, D. S., and Cooper, J. J. [Book Review]

    Sargisson, Rebecca J.; McLean, Ian G. (Frontiers Media, 2021)
    In an experimental analysis of the effectiveness of e-collars, China et al. (1) concluded that “there is no evidence to indicate that E-collar training is necessary” (p. 1). The paper contributes to a wider body of research ...
  • Influences of monetary incentives on Implicit Relational Assessment Procedure (IRAP) performance

    Taylor, Tokiko; Sargisson, Rebecca J.; Edwards, Timothy L. (Graphy, 2021)
    Performance-based incentives may improve the validity of results from implicit attitude assessment tasks and improve attrition rates. Participants working to obtain the incentive may be less likely to edit their responses ...
  • Super-tailoring: Using self-persuasion to reduce drivers’ car use

    Sivasubramaniyam, Rathee Dewi; Charlton, Samuel G.; Sargisson, Rebecca J. (2021)
    Car use is a common travel mode in many societies but it has negative impacts on the environment and public health. There have been various interventions to reduce car use but self-persuasion has not been tested as a ...
  • "Schema" in Theories of Truth

    Ulatowski, Joseph (Academia.edu, 2021)
    This brief summary of “schema” aims to help novices better appreciate what a schema is, how it is used, and why it is important for theories of truth. The summary should not be interpreted as replacing original work on ...
  • ‘It’s how the world around you treats you for being trans’: mental health and wellbeing of transgender people in Aotearoa New Zealand

    Tan, Kyle K.H.; Schmidt, Johanna M.; Ellis, Sonja J.; Veale, Jaimie; Byrne, Jack (Informa UK Limited, 2021)
    Globally, transgender people have been described as a highly marginalised population due to cisgenderism that delegitimises their gender identities and expressions. Despite robust evidence from many countries noting the ...
  • Enacted stigma experiences and protective factors are strongly associated with mental health outcomes of transgender people in Aotearoa/New Zealand

    Tan, Kyle K.H.; Treharne, Gareth J.; Ellis, Sonja J.; Schmidt, Johanna M.; Veale, Jaimie (Taylor & Francis, 2020)
    Introduction: International evidence has found large mental health inequities among transgender people and demonstrates that mental health outcomes are associated with enacted stigma experiences and protective factors. ...
  • Standardizing definitions and reporting guidelines for the infertility core outcome set: an international consensus development study.

    Duffy, J.M.N.; Bhattacharya, S.; Bhattacharya, S.; Bofill, M.; Collura, B.; Curtis, Cate; Evers, J.L.H.; Giudice, L.C.; Farquharson, R.G.; Franik, S.; Hickey, M.; Hull, M.L.; Jordan, V.; Khalaf, Y.; Legro, R.S.; Lensen, S.; Mavrelos, D.; Mol, B.W.; Niederberger, C.; Ng, E.H.Y.; Puscasiu, L.; Repping, S.; Sarris, I.; Showell, M.; Strandell, A.; Vail, A.; van Wely, M.; Vercoe, M.; Vuong, N.L.; Wang, A.Y.; Wang, R.; Wilkinson, J.; Youssef, M.A.; Farquhar, C.M.; Core Outcome Measure for Infertility Trials (COMMIT) initiative (2021)
    STUDY QUESTION: Can consensus definitions for the core outcome set for infertility be identified in order to recommend a standardized approach to reporting? SUMMARY ANSWER: Consensus definitions for individual core ...
  • Using SmartQuit®, an acceptance and commitment therapy smartphone application, to reduce smoking intake.

    Singh, Satvir; Starkey, Nicola J.; Sargisson, Rebecca J. (2017)
    Objective: SmartQuit® is a smartphone application (app) for smoking cessation based on Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, a behavioural therapy that encourages individuals to accept internal experiences, such as cravings ...
  • Network analysis of mindfulness facets, affect, compassion, and distress.

    Medvedev, Oleg N.; Cervin, Matti; Barcaccia, Barbara; Siegert, Richard J.; Roemer, Anja; Krägeloh, Christian U. (Springer, 2020)
    Objectives: Mindfulness, positive affect, and compassion may protect against psychological distress but there is lack of understanding about the ways in which these factors are linked to mental health. Network analysis is ...
  • Standardizing definitions and reporting guidelines for the infertility core outcome set: an international consensus development study†  ‡.

    Duffy, J.M.N.; Bhattacharya, S.; Bhattacharya, S.; Bofill, M.; Collura, B.; Curtis, Cate; Evers, J.L.H.; Giudice, L.C.; Farquharson, R.G.; Franik, S.; Hickey, M.; Hull, M.L.; Jordan, V.; Khalaf, Y.; Legro, R.S.; Lensen, S.; Mavrelos, D.; Mol, B.W.; Niederberger, C.; Ng, E.H.Y.; Puscasiu, L.; Repping, S.; Sarris, I.; Showell, M.; Strandell, A.; Vail, A.; van Wely, M.; Vercoe, M.; Vuong, N.L.; Wang, A.Y.; Wang, R.; Wilkinson, J.; Youssef, M.A.; Farquhar, C.M.; Core Outcome Measure for Infertility Trials (COMMIT) initiative (2020)
    STUDY QUESTION: Can consensus definitions for the core outcome set for infertility be identified in order to recommend a standardized approach to reporting? SUMMARY ANSWER: Consensus definitions for individual core ...
  • Top 10 priorities for future infertility research: an international consensus development study†  ‡.

    Duffy, J.M.N.; Adamson, G.D.; Benson, E.; Bhattacharya, S.; Bhattacharya, S.; Bofill, M.; Brian, K.; Collura, B.; Curtis, Cate; Evers, J.L.H.; Farquharson, R.G.; Fincham, A.; Franik, S.; Giudice, L.C.; Glanville, E.; Hickey, M.; Horne, A.W.; Hull, M.L.; Johnson, N.P.; Jordan, V.; Khalaf, Y.; Knijnenburg, J.M.L.; Legro, R.S.; Lensen, S.; MacKenzie, J.; Mavrelos, D.; Mol, B.W.; Morbeck, D.E.; Nagels, H.; Ng, E.H.Y.; Niederberger, C.; Otter, A.S.; Puscasiu, L.; Rautakallio-Hokkanen, S.; Sadler, L.; Sarris, I.; Showell, M.; Stewart, J.; Strandell, A.; Strawbridge, C.; Vail, A.; van Wely, M.; Vercoe, M.; Vuong, N.L.; Wang, A.Y.; Wang, R.; Wilkinson, J.; Wong, K.; Wong, T.Y.; Farquhar, C.M.; Priority Setting Partnership for Infertility (2020-11-30)
    STUDY QUESTION: Can the priorities for future research in infertility be identified? SUMMARY ANSWER: The top 10 research priorities for the four areas of male infertility, female and unexplained infertility, medically ...
  • A framework for estimating crime location choice based on awareness space

    Curtis-Ham, Sophie; Bernasco, Wim; Medvedev, Oleg N.; Polaschek, Devon (Springer Science and Business Media LLC, 2020)
    This paper extends Crime Pattern Theory, proposing a theoretical framework which aims to explain how offenders’ previous routine activity locations influence their future offence locations. The framework draws on studies ...
  • A within-country study of biased comparative judgements about the severity of environmental problems

    Milfont, Taciano L.; Thomson, Robert (Leibniz-Institute for Psychology Information (ZPID), 2020)
    The spatial and temporal reach of contemporary environmental problems are unparalleled. Collective efforts to address global environmental problems are required but actions to tackle these problems demand initial recognition ...
  • Co-driving: Passenger actions and distractions

    Charlton, Samuel G.; Starkey, Nicola J. (Elsevier, 2020)
    Approximately one third of car trips involve one or more passengers and yet we know little about how the presence of a passenger helps or hinders safety and efficiency. To date, research in this area has focused on the ...
  • Conceptualizing gender: Lessons from the Canadian Trans Youth Health Survey

    Frohard-Dourlent, Hélène; Saewyc, Elizabeth; Veale, Jaimie; Peter, Tracy; MacAulay, Margaret (University of Chicago Press, 2020)
    As discussions of gender identity become more widespread, the definitions of sex and gender both fluctuate and stabilize in new ways. In this article, we draw on qualitative and quantitative data from the first Canadian ...
  • A novel way to quantify schizophrenia symptoms in clinical trials

    Medvedev, Oleg N.; Berk, Michael; Dean, Olivia M.; Brown, Ellie; Sandham, Margaret H.; Dipnall, Joanna F.; McNamara, Robert K.; Sumich, Alexander; Krägeloh, Christian U.; Narayanan, Ajit; Siegert, Richard J. (Wiley, 2020)
    BACKGROUND: A major problem in quantifying symptoms of schizophrenia is establishing a reliable distinction between enduring and dynamic aspects of psychopathology. This is critical for accurate diagnosis, monitoring and ...
  • Is the Rivermead Post-Concussion Symptoms Questionnaire a reliable and valid measure to assess long-term symptoms in traumatic brain injury and orthopedic injury patients? A novel investigation using Rasch analysis

    Balalla, Shivanthi; Krägeloh, Chris; Medvedev, Oleg N.; Siegert, Richard (Marry Ann Liebert, Inc publishers, 2020)
    Persistent post-concussion syndrome (PCS) symptoms are known to last years after traumatic brain injury (TBI), and similar symptoms are increasingly being documented among those who have not experienced a TBI. There remains ...

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