New Zealand Journal of Psychology

Publication covering psychology and mental health.

Articles from Vol. 38, No. 3, November

2009 Editorial
This issue of The New Zealand Journal of Psychology marks the end of my term as Editor. I would like to thank the New Zealand Psychological Society for the opportunity to serve in this role. During the years 2007, 2008, and 2009, I have been privileged...
Cognitive Hardiness in the New Zealand Military
The current research investigated appraisal, coping, cognitive hardiness and work related stress in 439 military personnel. Associations were found between challenge appraisals, adaptive coping and positive psychological and physical outcomes. Associations...
Ethics and Psychology: The Meritocracy Thesis
If we take for granted as common knowledge that a just and well-ordered society is impossible, then the quality and tone of those discussions will reflect that knowledge. (John Rawls, speaking to Joshua Cohen, 1995) ********** Moral philosophy...
Let's Talk about Sexuality and Relationships
Overseas research on sexual and relational disorders is varied and widespread. However, relatively little is known about such problems in New Zealand. The present study describes a cohort of clients seen by the Sex Therapy New Zealand service in one...
Mapping Occupations into Vocational Interests: Two Case Studies
We consider techniques for combining self-descriptions from people who occupy some vocational niche, so as to describe the ideal characteristics of a prototypal member of the occupation, and delineate the requirements of the niche. Such prototypes...
Predictors of Future Anxiety about Male Pattern Baldness in New Zealand Males
This exploratory study used self-report measures from 173 men aged between 18 and 35 years, who had not yet experienced significant hair loss, to examine potential predictors of future anxiety in young men about Male Pattern Baldness (MPB). Predictor...