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.

  • “This is not us”: But actually, it is. Talking about when to raise the issue of colonisation.

    Waitoki, Waikaremoana (New Zealand Psychological Society, 2019)
    This paper is a commentary on some of the responses to the public narrative of the events after the March 15th Christchurch attack. Several colleagues had publicly and privately, offered their views on the Government’s and ...
  • Māori men: An indigenous psychological perspective on the interconnected self

    Rua, Mohi; Hodgetts, Darrin; Stolte, Ottilie Emma Elisabeth (New Zealand Psychological Society, 2017)
    The positive relational practices of Māori men are seldom explored in academic research. Responding to this gap in the literature, this article explores how Māori men negotiate a positive sense of self and relationships. ...
  • Psychological practice, social determinants of health and the promotion of human flourishing

    Hodgetts, Darrin; Stolte, Ottilie Emma Elisabeth; Rua, Mohi (The New Zealand Psychological Society, 2016)
    Health inequalities are a persistent feature of our societal landscape. Health inequalities reflect how differences 10 health outcomes across groups in society are not reducible solely to unhealthy lifestyle choices, ...
  • Non-suicidal self-injury in a New Zealand student population: Demographic and self-harm characteristics

    Fitzgerald, John; Curtis, Cate (New Zealand Psychological Society, 2017)
    There is an established international literature on the prevalence of non-suicidal self-injury (NSSI). However, New Zealand information regarding prevalence, attitudes, motivation, co-morbidities, etc., is limited. In this ...
  • Non-suicidal self-injury: Suicide risk or social activity?

    Curtis, Cate (New Zealand Psychological Society, 2017)
    Deliberate self-harm (DSH) has been conceptualised as indicative of mental illness, on a continuum ending with suicide. Recently our understanding of DSH has become more nuanced, with distinctions made between suicidal ...
  • Work limitations 4 years after mild traumatic brain injury: A cohort study

    Theadom, Alice; Barker-Collo, Suzanne; Jones, Kelly; Kahan, Michael; Ao, Braden Te; McPherson, Kathryn; Starkey, Nicola J.; Feigin, Valery (Elsevier, 2017)
    Objective To explore employment status, work limitations, and productivity loss after mild traumatic brain injury (TBI). Design Inception cohort study over 4 years. Setting General community. Participants Adults ...
  • Pani me te rawakore: home-making and Maori homelessness without hope or a home

    Groot, Shiloh Ann Maree; Hodgetts, Darrin; Nikora, Linda Waimarie; Rua, Mohi; Groot, Damin (Huia Publishers, 2015)
    The authors draw from interviews with Maori homeless people and relevant local and international literature to show homemaking practices by Maori for those living on the streets. The proposition is that Maori cultural ...
  • A proposed hauora Māori clinical guide for psychologists: Using the hui process and meihana model in clinical assessment and formulation

    Pitama, Suzanne G.; Bennett, Simon T.; Waitoki, Waikaremoana; Haitana, Tracy N.; Valentine, Hukarere; Pahiina, John; Taylor, Joanne E.; Tassell-Matamua, Natasha; Rowe, Luke; Beckert, Lutz; Palmer, Suetonia C.; Huria, Tania M.; Lacey, Cameron J.; McLachlan, Andre (New Zealand Psychological Society, 2017)
    This paper documents a joint initiative of clinical practice educators from four tertiary institutions and their engagement in the design and development of a proposed Hauora Māori Clinical Guide for Psychologists, which ...
  • Indigenous psychology in Aotearoa/New Zealand and Australia

    Waitoki, Waikaremoana; Dudgeon, Pat; Nikora, Linda Waimarie (Palgrave Macmillan UK, 2018)
    In Aotearoa/New Zealand and Australia, the development of Indigenous psychology is a response to the resilience of a colonised people, where the gaze of Western imperialism is ever present. The use of esoteric, ceremonial, ...
  • Older men gardening on the marae: Everyday practices for being Māori

    King, Pita; Hodgetts, Darrin; Rua, Mohi; Te Whetu, Tiniwai (2015)
    Like indigenous peoples globally, Māori are over- represented among the homeless population due to processes of colonialism, disruptions and continued socio- economic marginalization. This article explores how, through ...
  • Māori men, relationships, and everyday practices: towards broadening domestic violence research

    King, Pita; Robertson, Neville (2017)
    Relationships are central to the health and wellbeing of Māori (indigenous people of New Zealand). Through processes of colonisation, cultural ways of relatedness embedded within Māori social structures experienced disruption ...
  • Men's re-placement: Social practices in a Men's Shed

    Anstiss, David; Hodgetts, Darrin; Stolte, Ottilie Emma Elisabeth (Elsevier, 2018)
    Transitions into retirement can be difficult at the best of times. Many men find themselves having to reflect on who they are and what their lives are about. Their access to social supports and material resources are often ...
  • How Māori precariate families navigate social services

    King, Delta; Rua, Mohi; Hodgetts, Darrin (Massey University Press, 2017)
    We are living in a period in which the increasingly precarious nature of employment and welfare support systems has dramatically amplified the hardships faced by many people.¹ Correspondingly, much still needs to be written ...
  • Dual-heritage households: Food, culture, and re-membering in Hamilton, New Zealand

    Graham, Rebekah; Hodgetts, Darrin; Stolte, Ottilie Emma Elisabeth (De Gruyter Open, 2016)
    Food is deeply connected to processes of re-membering, identity construction, the texturing of shared spaces, and social relationships. This case-comparative research focusses on how everyday food-related practices (sourcing, ...
  • Servant leadership and work engagement: The mediating role of work-life balance

    Haar, Jarrod; Brougham, David; Roche, Maree A.; Barney, Andrew (Human Resources Institute of New Zealand Inc., 2017)
    While the effect of leadership is established, the influence and process towards work engagement is under researched. This is particularly true of servant leadership, despite the links suggesting followers of such leaders ...
  • Mindful rumination aids high performance leadership in the workplace

    Herring, Jacinda; Roche, Maree A.; Masters, Rich S.W. (Human Resources Institute of New Zealand Inc., 2016)
    In the forever changing business environment, the need for high performing leaders is critical for organisational success. High performance leadership, established in the current study by self-reported recall of performance ...
  • Retaining the authentic self in the workplace: Authenticity and work engagement in the mass-service industries

    Sharp, Lisa; Roche, Maree A.; Cable, Donald (Human Resources Institute of New Zealand (HRINZ), 2015)
    Striving to uphold consistency in service, an authentic approach to customers is usually considered detrimental. Focussing on customer-service workers within the mass-service industry, such as fast-food and supermarket ...
  • Wellbeing effects from family literacy education: An ecelogical study

    Furness, Jane Amanda; Robertson, Neville; Hunter, Judy; Hodgetts, Darrin; Nikora, Linda Waimarie (ESE - Salento University Publishing, 2017)
    This paper describes a study that used community psychology theories to investigate family-focused literacy education programmes, evaluations of which usually focus solely on skills gains and their economic advantage. ...
  • A cultural-sensitive approach to counseling a Samoan sex offender

    Seiuli, Byron Malaela Sotiata (World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology (WASET), 2017)
    Sexual violation is any form of sexual violence, including rape, child molestation, incest, and similar forms of non-consensual sexual contact. Much of these acts of violation are perpetuated, but not entirely, by men ...
  • Child poverty and mental health: A literature review (Commissioned for New Zealand Psychological Society and Child Poverty Action Group)

    Gibson, Kerry; Abraham, Quentin; Asher, Innes; Black, Rose; Turner, Nikki; Waitoki, Waikaremoana; McMillan, Natasha (2017)
    Large numbers of children in New Zealand suffer from mental health problems, and large numbers of children suffer from poverty and hardship. This literature review provides information on the relationship between poverty ...

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