New Zealand Journal of Psychology

Publication covering psychology and mental health.

Articles from Vol. 37, No. 1, March

Assessing Emotional and Behavioural Problems in Children: Factors Associated with Multiple Informant Consistency in New Zealand
Behaviour checklists using multiple informants are commonly used in the assessment of childhood behavioural and emotional problems. Characteristics of both the informants and children may effect such ratings, and in turn, this may effect inter-rater...
Gambling Behaviour and Motivation in an Urban Sample of Older Adult Gamblers
Due to low rates of gambling participation among older adults (65+ years), little is known about gender differences in their gambling behaviour and reasons for gambling. Also, little is known about differences in their motives for different forms of...
"I Didn't Just Cross a Line I Tripped over an Edge": Experiences of Serious Adverse Effects with Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor Use
Evidence that selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) may elicit suicidal and/or aggressive thoughts and behaviours has been circulating for nearly thirty years. Despite a growing body of knowledge around these serious adverse effects, however,...
Interactions between Substance Use and Sexual Behaviours for Women Receiving Alcohol and Other Drugs Services
Literature indicates that addressing interactions between substance use and compulsive behaviours can improve outcomes for chemical addiction counselling, mental health and physical health. This paper presents the results of a survey that explored...
Normative Data for Persons over 65 on the Penn State Worry Questionnaire
Normative data are presented for the Penn State Worry Questionnaire (PSWQ) from 255 healthy New Zealanders over the age of 65. The PSWQ was administered during the course of a two-year trial of the effect on cognition and mood of lowering homocysteine...
The Relationship between Driving Anxiety and Driving Skill: A Review of Human Factors and Anxiety-Performance Theories to Clarify Future Research Needs
This article examines theory and identifies gaps in research related to the role of driving skills in driving anxiety. Increasingly, investigators have examined the clinical features of driving anxiety and the more severe situation of driving fear...