Academic journal article New Zealand Journal of Psychology

Editorial

Academic journal article New Zealand Journal of Psychology

Editorial

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This issue of the New Zealand Journal of Psychology was planned to include a special feature on Maori Psychology: Theory, research and practice. The special feature has been in preparation over the past twelve months, and several manuscripts have been submitted and reviewed. Unfortunately, however, the process of revising and then reconsidering the papers is not yet complete, hence we have had to delay the publication of this special feature until the March 2005 issue of the Journal. I am hopeful that we will be able to achieve that publication date, as this special feature will make an important contribution to the Journal and to the discipline of Psychology in Aotearoa/New Zealand.

The present issue contains six substantive papers on an array of topics, including: attitudes toward sport psychology consultation (Anderson & Hodge); normative data on the Geriatric Depression Scale and the Cognitive Failures Questionnaire (Knight et al.); gender and age differences in reactions to stress among adolescents (Jose & Ratcliffe); evaluation of a training program for mental health personnel dealing with client sexual abuse (Cavanagh et al.); values and political ideology (Wilson); and the effects of informal relationships in the workplace (Morrison). Together these papers make a valuable contribution to our knowledge and understanding of these different topics, and demonstrate the diversity of psychological research which is being undertaken in this country. …

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