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.

  • 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 ...
  • Effective teacher professional learning on classroom behaviour management: A review of literature

    Paramita, Pramesti P.; Anderson, Angelika; Sharma, Umesh (Edith Cowan University, 2020)
    Classroom behaviour management is an essential skill for teachers, yet teachers often report being inadequately prepared for addressing student behaviour effectively. Teacher professional learning on classroom behaviour ...
  • Prevalence of internet addiction and gaming disorders in Southeast Asia: A meta-analysis.

    Chia, Doris X. Y.; Ng, Charis W. L.; Kandasami, Gomathinayagam; Seow, Mavis Y. L.; Choo, Carol C.; Chew, Peter K. H.; Lee, Cheng; Zhang, Melvyn W. B. (2020)
    This meta-analytic review aimed to examine the pooled prevalence rates of Internet addiction and gaming disorders in Southeast Asia. Several databases including PubMed, MEDLINE, PsycINFO, Web of Science, Embase, and Cochrane ...
  • Speedometer monitoring when driving with a speed warning system

    Lehtonen, Esko; Malhotra, Neha; Starkey, Nicola J.; Charlton, Samuel G. (Springer Open, 2020)
    Aim The study investigated how a speed warning system influence drivers’ speedometer monitoring, and how drivers respond when they receive a speed warning. With a speed warning system, drivers may pay more attention to ...
  • Reproducing the general through the local: Lessons from poverty research

    Hodgetts, Darrin; Stolte, Ottilie Emma Elisabeth; King, Pita; Groot, Shiloh (Springer International Publishing, 2019)
    Central to research into the conduct of everyday life are issues of generalisation. This chapter focuses on three interrelated forms or manifestations of generalisation, which invoke issues around how macro-level structures ...
  • Behavior support strategies in Singapore preschools: Practices and outcomes

    Lau, Lily H.S.; Moore, Dennis W.; Anderson, Angelika (Sage Publications Inc, 2019)
    This study evaluated teachers’ use of universal Program-Wide Positive Behavior Support (PW-PBS) practices at a class-wide level, the rate of disruptive behavior, and the level of academic engagement in Singapore preschool ...
  • University of Waikato campus climate initial findings: Experiences of gender, sex, and sexuality diverse staff and students

    Brown, Juliana (University of Waikato, 2020)
    Heterosexual and cisgender people have been considered the norm in universities worldwide, and in Aotearoa/New Zealand. In contrast, gender, sex, and sexuality diverse (GSSD) people are often treated as different, or not ...
  • Speech intonation induces enhanced face perception in infants

    Sirri, Louah; Linnert, Szilvia; Reid, Vincent; Parise, Eugenio (Springer Nature, 2020)
    Infants' preference for faces with direct compared to averted eye gaze, and for infant-directed over adult-directed speech, reflects early sensitivity to social communication. Here, we studied whether infant-directed speech ...
  • Culture is our business: Issues and challenges for forensic and correctional psychologists

    Tamatea, Armon J. (Taylor & Francis LTD, 2017)
    Psychology has made significant advances in the development of more empirical, standardized, and consistent approaches to the prediction, assessment, and treatment of offending behaviour. However, crime occurs in a cultural ...
  • Top ten priorities for future infertility research

    Duffy, James M. N.; Wilkinson, J.; Lensen, S.; Vercoe, M.; Bofill, M.; Bhattacharya, S.; Bhattacharya, S.; Collura, B.; Curtis, Cate; Evers, J.L.H.; Farquharson, R.G.; Franik, S.; Hickey, M.; Hull, L.; Nagels, H.; Johnson, N.P.; Jordon, V.; Khalaf, Y.; Knynenburg, J.; Legro, R.S.; Mol, B.W.; Sadler, L.; Otter, A.S.; Mavrelos, D.; Niederberger, C.; Ng, E.H.Y.; Puscasiu, L.; Rautakallio-Hokkanen, S.; Repping, S.; Stewart, J.; Strandell, A.; Strawbridge, C.; Showell, M.; Torrance, H.L.; Vail, A.; van Wely, M.; Vuong, N.L.; Wang, A.Y.; Wang, R.; Youssef, M.A.; Farquhar, C.M. (2020-01-09)
    Introduction: Despite the escalation in research activity and an exponential rise in published papers, many of the fundamental questions about the treatment of infertility remain. This is a barrier to improving the care ...
  • Behavior change techniques incorporated in fitness trackers: content analysis

    Chia, Gladys Lai Cheng; Anderson, Angelika; McLean, Louise Anne (JMIR Publications, INC, 2019)
    Background: The use of fitness trackers as tools of self-management to promote physical activity is increasing. However, the content of fitness trackers remains unexplored. Objective: The aim of this study was to use ...
  • Changes over time in family members of adults with mild traumatic brain injury

    Jones, Kelly; Theadom, Alice; Prah, Philip; Starkey, Nicola J.; Barker-Collo, Suzanne; Ameratunga, Shanthi; Feigin, Valery L. (Cambridge University Press, 2019)
    Objective: The impact of traumatic brain injury (TBI) extends beyond the person who was injured. Family caregivers of adults with moderate to severe TBI frequently report increased burden, stress and depression. Few studies ...

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