New Zealand Journal of Psychology

Publication covering psychology and mental health.

Articles from Vol. 32, No. 1, June

Editorial
This issue of the New Zealand Journal of Psychology contains seven articles dealing with a wide array of topics, all of them of considerable social relevance within New Zealand society. The first paper, by Kelly Barclay and James Liu of Victoria University,...
Ethnic Group Differences in Cognitive Ability Test Scores within a New Zealand Applicant Sample
Given the widespread use of cognitive ability tests for employment selection in New Zealand, and overseas evidence of substantial ethnic group differences in cognitive ability test scores, a study was conducted to examine the extent to which cognitive...
Experiences with the Medical and Health Systems for Somali Refugees Living in Hamilton
Little is known about the health practices of refugee groups in New Zealand so the present research aimed to provide an overview of the reported health status and the barriers to health service utilisation of Somali refugees in Hamilton. A bilingual...
Gambling and the Trait of Addiction in a Sample of New Zealand University Students
A recent national survey (Amey, 2001) found that proportionately more young people in New Zealand gambled on cards, scratch tickets and gaming machines than older age groups. From North American surveys, young urban males in college are at risk of...
Hormone Replacement Therapy and Everyday Memory in Mid-Aged New Zealand Women
While empirical research to date has generally supported positive effects of estrogen on verbal memory performance in women, the literature examining specific effects of Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) on cognitive functioning in mid-life women is...
Indirect Effects of Lowering the Drinking Age on New Zealand Students' Alcohol-Related Behaviours and Attitudes
Alcohol-related attitudes and drinking behaviour of 109 university students, all 20 years of age and older, were assessed at two time points: immediately before and three months after the drinking age in New Zealand was lowered from 20 to 18. Participants...
Public Goods and Private Wants: A Psychological Approach to Government Spending
Simon Kemp 2002, Edward Elgar Publisher ISBN 1 84064 973 9 How rational are people's views of government spending? The process by which governments decide how much to spend on goods and services and what type to purchase has typically not...
Standardisation of the Rey Complex Figure Test in New Zealand Children and Adolescents
It is essential when using neuropsychological measures to have appropriate and valid norms for evaluating an individual's performance. Most neuropsychological measures used in New Zealand have been standardised on American and British populations and...
Understanding Prejudice, Racism, and Social Conflict
Augoustinos, M. & Reynolds, K., (Editors) 2001, London: Sage. ISBN 0 7619 6208 5. 362 pages. Prejudice Viewed from Down-Under A professor at a major university in Auckland recently told my wife and I that prejudice is "just not a problem...
Who Gets Voice? (Re)presentation of Bicultural Relations in New Zealand Print Media
This study investigates the role and performance of the print media in (re)presenting the voice of different groups in its coverage of bicultural relations in Aotearoa New Zealand. Specifically, it explores media coverage of Maori protest occupations...