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.

  • 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 ...
  • Does relational mobility vary across national regions? A within-country examination

    Milfont, Taciano L.; Thomson, Robert; Yuki, Masaki (Public Library Science, 2020)
    Relational mobility is a socio-ecological construct quantifying how much freedom and opportunity a society affords individuals to choose and dispose of interpersonal relationships. Past research has confirmed that relational ...
  • Forgotten or never consciously processed? A comparison of immediate and delayed recall of driving details

    Richards, Devin S.; Charlton, Samuel G. (Elsevier BV, 2020)
    After driving a familiar route, people often have a poor memory of the drive. To investigate how quickly people forget information from an everyday drive we asked participants (n = 38) to take a 20-min simulated drive on ...
  • "More than bloods and obs" - Whānau Māori discuss health and hospital care

    Masters-Awatere, B; Graham, R (Māori and Psychology Research Unit, University of Waikato, 2019)
    The impact of colonisation on Māori, the Indigenous people of Aotearoa New Zealand, combined with negative interactions with health workers, has contributed to insufficient resources and reduced access to primary health ...
  • Satisfaction from satisficing: Understanding commuters' satisficing tendencies

    Sivasubramaniyam, Rathee D.; Sargisson, Rebecca J.; Charlton, Samuel G. (Elsevier BV, 2020)
    Satisficing is the tendency to make ‘good enough’ decisions. Consumers tend to satisfice when making routine decisions (e.g., grocery shopping). Commuters also make routine decisions about their daily commute. Our goals ...
  • The anthropologist as tribal advocate

    Hopa, Ngapare K (Centre for Māori Studies and Research, University of Waikato, 1988)
    My colleague has outlined some of the major issues facing New Zealand and its indigenous Polynesians - the Maaori - who not so long ago were ranked among the most documented in the world and the country as THE laboratory ...
  • Using an acceptance and commitment therapy app to reduce anxiety for students and employees

    Sargisson, Rebecca J.; Li, Fengshan; Lobo, Deborah Ann; Roche, Maree A. (2019)
    Smartphone applications may ensure greater access to services for the many people who experience anxiety and other psychological issues but do not receive adequate treatment. ACTCompanion® is a mHealth application that ...
  • Infants' conceptual representations of meaningful verbal and nonverbal sounds

    Sirri, Louah; Guerra, Ernesto; Linnert, Szilvia; Smith, Eleanor S.; Reid, Vincent; Parise, Eugenio (2020)
    In adults, words are more effective than sounds at activating conceptual representations. We aimed to replicate these findings and extend them to infants. In a series of experiments using an eye tracker object recognition ...
  • The role of control in risk perception on rural roads

    Starkey, Nicola J.; Charlton, Samuel G. (Elsevier, 2020)
    Risk perception plays an important role in driver behaviour, particularly for speed choice. Risk perception studies use a range of techniques from on-road data collection to ratings of still photos, however participants’ratings ...
  • The New Zealand public’s readiness for connected- and autonomous-vehicles (including driverless), car and ridesharing schemes and the social impacts of these

    Starkey, Nicola J.; Charlton, Samuel G. (New Zealand Transport Agency, 2020)
    The NZ Transport Agency is a Crown entity established under the Land Transport Management Act 2003. The objective of the Agency is to undertake its functions in a way that contributes to an efficient, effective and safe ...
  • Experiences of Māori of Aotearoa New Zealand's public health system: a systematic review of two decades of published qualitative research

    Graham, Rebekah Sarah; Masters-Awatere, Bridgette (Wiley Open Access, 2020)
    Objective: This paper aims to synthesise the broader perspectives of Māori patients and their whānau (extended family, family group) of their treatment within the public health system. Our research question was ‘What are ...

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