Academic journal article New Zealand Journal of Psychology

Editor's Introduction

Academic journal article New Zealand Journal of Psychology

Editor's Introduction

Article excerpt

This issue of the New Zealand Journal of Psychology marks something of a return to business as usual. The last issue was devoted to a rapid response to the events of March 15th, the atrocity perpetrated against the Muslim community in Christchurch. It is worth updating readership to the impact of that rapid response issue. Firstly, the work summarised in that issue represented a fairly extraordinary resource for those whose jobs subsequently involved formulating a response or action plan to those events. That issue was summarised and contributed to informing the Governmental response, among other things. When asked what she was reading during the 2019 Auckland Writer's Festival, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern mentioned the rapid response issue. Past Prime Ministers may have included the Journal in their to-be-read list, but none that I'm aware of have admitted this publicly. Once again, I thank the people who contributed to that previously unprecedented issue, and hope it remains exactly that.

But back to business. This issue includes nine works, including a brace of reviews (Tan et al.; O'Toole et al.), an evaluation of a rangatahi treatment programme (Ape-Esera & Lambie), and a mixture of quantitative (Lee & Sibley) and qualitative (e. …

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