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Sword-Daniels, Victoria - - 2011
Many parts of the world are at risk from volcanic hazards. Chronic hazards such as volcanic ashfall are wide reaching and may affect large areas for variable periods of time; from a few weeks to many years. Such is the case on Montserrat, where islanders have been living with chronic ...
Gawith, Libby - - 2011
This paper focuses on what Christchurch people coped on Tuesday February 22, 2011, immediately afterwards, and how they are coping at the end of 2011. It offers some constructive suggestions for recovery from future disasters. This is not the work of an expert on earthquakes or on how people cope ...
Black, Jonathan - - 2011
Everyone is affected by an incident like the Christchurch Feb 22 quake--the impact on community, families, individuals and businesses is vast and for all involved unprecedented in scope and impact. Some directly suffer severe loss, such as death of loved ones or destruction of personal property. Others experience secondary trauma, ...
O'Connor, Frank - - 2011
The scale of the disaster in Canterbury means that the recovery will require integrated and timely decision making across a range of organisations. The leadership and coordination of the multi-year recovery effort in Canterbury will involve varied groups, with differing interests. Large amounts of work are being done, planned, communicated ...
Dean, Shelley - - 2011
The Ministry of Education was challenged by the provision of long-term support. The Ministry needed to consider what this would look like, who needed to receive it and why. Additional costs and burdens needed to be considered on those already responding and supporting the education community through the ongoing effects ...
Gilmore, Bill - - 2011
The February 2011 Christchurch earthquake was of magnitude 6.3 centred 10 kilometres south-east of the centre of Christchurch. It caused widespread damage across Christchurch, New Zealand's second most populous city. 181 people were killed in the earthquake, which was New Zealand's second-deadliest natural disaster. The purpose of this paper is ...
McEntyre, Patrick - - 2011
On November 19 2010, 3.44pm, the first explosion at Pike River Mine occurred. Initial reports were unclear, although it was subsequently confirmed 29 miners were trapped, two miners walked out. A second explosion occurred the following Wednesday afternoon, November 24. Police believed, and stated at the time, that no-one would ...
Brown, Rose - - 2011
Supporting early childhood education (ECE) services and schools after events which cause wide spread community distress is an important service provision provided by psychologists and other staff, working for the special education group in the Ministry of Education (MOE). The Ministry has a service delivery practice model that is guided ...
Dean, Shelley - - 2011
When disasters affect communities the recovery process needs to address numerous heterogeneous groups and diverse reactions. The processes of engagement need to be adapted in place and time and support the diversity inherent in communities. Evidence tells us that after a disaster most of an affected population recovers in time, ...
Sutton, Geoff - - 2011
Psychologists in the New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) work in organisational psychology, adapted to a military context. We provide psychological services to individuals and commanders in the NZDF in order to enhance the operational effectiveness of the organisation. One increasingly important aspect of military psychology is support of individual and ...
Britt, Eileen - - 2011
This paper will described the development and implementation of a series of workshops for frontline community and support workers, professional social work agency staff, community leaders, and Non-Governmental Organisation managers. The workshops were initiated and funded by the Ministry of Social Development as part of the Canterbury Earthquake Psychosocial Support ...
Chambers, Ron - - 2011
On 4 September 2010, the people of Canterbury were subject to a rude awakening. We were dramatically shaken out of our complacency about natural disasters. Under a state of Civil Defence emergency it soon became apparent that mental health and psychological recovery were initially not key features of Civil Defence ...
Fawcett, John - - 2011
Protection against psychological damage for emergency responders is dependent on the combination of critical organisational factors and a deep understanding of indigenous cultural definitions of health. Disaster responders know the support received from their organisation is significantly more protective than post-disaster counselling. International research supports a focus on enhanced protective ...
Sawrey, Richard - - 2011
Following the recent major Christchurch earthquakes, a huge amount of work has been carried out by a range of volunteers and professionals throughout the Canterbury area. We were able to make a small contribution these initiatives. Our team had the privilege of being involved in a special project offering a ...
Rucklidge, Julia - - 2011
The September, 2010, 7.1 magnitude earthquake in Christchurch, New Zealand, provided an opportunity to study the after-effects of a major earthquake where death and injury were absent. It created a natural experiment into the protective effects on well-being of taking EMPowerplus (EMP+), a micronutrient supplement, in a group of 33 ...
Doyle, Emma - - 2011
During natural hazard crises such as earthquakes, tsunami, and volcanic eruptions, a number of critical challenges arise in emergency management decision-making. A multidisciplinary approach bridging psychology and natural hazard sciences has the potential to enhance the quality of these decisions. Psychological research into the public understanding of different phrasings of ...
Mooney, Maureen - - 2011
Following the Canterbury earthquakes, The Joint Centre for Disaster Research (JCDR), a Massey University and Geological and Nuclear Science (GNS Science) collaboration, formed a Psychosocial Recovery Advisory Group to help support organisations involved in the recovery process. This advisory group reviews and summarises evidence-based research findings for those who make ...
Collins, Susan - - 2011
Engagement and participation are terms used to describe important processes in a democratic society. However, the definition and understanding of these terms is broad and varied. In a disaster context, community engagement and participation are recognised as important processes to support individual and community recovery. What these terms mean, who ...
Parsonson, Barry - - 2011
The authors report experience in providing trauma-focused CBT training to 10 Georgian psychologists and psychiatrists following the 2008 Georgian-Russian conflict, and the experiences associated with the practicum involving victims and the actions of government and international agencies in the aftermath of that conflict. This serves as a backdrop to suggestions ...
McClure, John - - 2011
Previous research has examined judgments about earthquake likelihood after citizens have experienced an earthquake, but has not compared judgments in the affected region with other regions. Following the Darfield (Canterbury) earthquake, this research compared earthquake risk judgments in the affected region and those outside the region. Participants in Christchurch, Wellington ...
Fitzgerald, John - - 2011
Milfont, Taciano - - 2011
This article reports two studies conducted in New Zealand, replicating and expanding Gifford et al.'s (2009) recent research on spatial optimism ("things are better here than there") and temporal pessimism ("things will get worse") in the assessment of environmental conditions. The present research goes beyond the original study by using ...
Barker-Collo, Suzanne - - 2011
This study developed a regression formula for prediction of pre-morbid abilities using the National Adult Reading Test (NART), standardised for use in New Zealand, and including examination of the contribution of variables such as age, gender and ethnicity to prediction. Participants were 113 New Zealand born adults (age range 18 ...
Jackson, Duncan - - 2011
Task-based assessment centres (TBACs) have been suggested as a viable approach to evaluation in employment scenarios. Despite such suggestions, little or no empirical evidence exists on the relationship between TBAC scores and work outcomes. A sample of managers in a New Zealand service company participated in a TBAC used for ...
Sibley, Chris - - 2011
The Stereotype Content Model states that stereotypes express generalised evaluative beliefs that vary according to the degree of warmth and competence ascribed to group members. The present study applied this model to examine the societal stereotypes (or meta-stereotypes) of Pakeha, Maori, Pacific Nations, and Asian New Zealanders using a national ...
Drury, Nick - - 2011
The philosophical investigations of Wittgenstein revealed a non-dualistic and more immediate relationship between us and the world (including each other). A relationship not mediated by intellectual knowledge as Descartes had led us to suppose, but one based on active engagement. Wittgenstein's philosophy has been described as therapy for the Western ...
Macfarlane, Angus - - 2011
Evidence-based, culturally relevant assessment constitutes a major function of applied psychology in New Zealand's bicultural society and wherever psychologists work. Yet what is termed assessment in psychology takes many forms, and it intersects with everyday life and culture in a number of ways. This position paper considers some of these ...
Austin, Kevin - - 2011
This research evaluated the effectiveness of an adaptation of motivational interviewing (the Short Motivational Programme) to enhance motivation to change in a high risk offender sample. The Short Motivational Programme (SMP) aimed to increase offenders' motivation to change prior to their release from prison. An outcome evaluation was conducted using ...
Cartwright, Claire - - 2011
Countertransference can be viewed as having both objective and subjective components. This paper presents a five-step method developed in New Zealand and designed to facilitate therapeutic understanding and management of countertransference. It also reports on an exploratory investigation of the impact of a two-day course designed to teach the method ...
Chin, Edwin - - 2011
Compared to associative pathways to fear, non-associative pathways are more frequently endorsed by people with evolutionary-relevant fears such as heights and water. However, the ways in which onset pathways are often defined and used can generate biases, and pathway ascriptions have been found to be highly unstable over time. The ...
Savage, Catherine - - 2011
Achievement, engagement and learning require skilled and strategic behaviour management in classrooms. New Zealand schools are about to undergo a major shift in the management of disruptive behaviour in the education system (Ministry of Education, 2010a). As part of the Positive Behaviour for Learning policy the Ministry of Education aims ...
Nathan, Kim - - 2011
The relationship between reading difficulties (RD) and psychosocial problems is well-documented; however, less is known about possible protective factors. This study explored the possible protective functions of two socio-cognitive abilities (theory of mind and emotion understanding) in children with RD. Participants were 21 children with RD, and a matched group ...
Podsiadlowski, Astrid - - 2011
In this paper we present findings on individual level variation in individualis--collectivism (IC) among four ethnic groups (New Zealand European-NZE, Maori, Pacific Islanders-PI and Chinese) within the New Zealand context, using the Individualism-Collectivism Interpersonal Assessment Inventory (ICIAI) developed by Matsumoto, Preston, Brown and Kuppersbusch (1997). The investigation tested the reliability ...
Macfarlane, Angela - - 2010
Attitudes are one of the most commonly researched topics in social psychology, and attitudes toward alcoholics have been a popular interest area. The present study investigated such attitudes from within a social constructionist paradigm. Participants were interviewed about their views toward alcoholics and the transcribed recordings were analysed discursively to ...
Pulford, Justin - - 2010
This paper describes the development and evaluation of the Alcohol and Drug Outcome Measure (ADOM), a brief 18-item, two part, outcome monitoring instrument designed for routine use with clients in the New Zealand Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) treatment sector. The development of the ADOM was informed by an expert ...
Haitana, Tracy - - 2010
The Peabody Picture Vocabulary Test (PPVT-III) is a test which is currently used in New Zealand both clinically and in research to measure receptive vocabulary skills (Phillips, McNaughton, & MacDonald, 2004; Reese & Read, 2000; Stockman, 2000). This research investigated issues of cultural bias by comparing PPVT-III scores obtained by ...
Black, Stella - - 2010
The Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire (SDQ) is a behavioural screening questionnaire developed specifically for children and adolescents. This paper presents SDQ scores for a sample of 484 New Zealand secondary school students aged 13-17 and examines the relationship between SDQ score, ethnicity, age, gender, and alcohol and cannabis use. We ...
Cable, Donald A. - - 2010
A survey of 75 industrial and organizational (I/O) psychology practitioners in New Zealand was conducted to determine the actual work practices of those in the field. The majority of participants were employees (72%), and worked in consultancy (49%). Extending the work of other researchers on the role of I/O psychology ...
Mathieson, Fiona - - 2010
While there is evidence that graduates gain competence in the practice of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) as a result of training, the clinical environment to which the graduate returns can impact on the ongoing use of CBT skills. Twenty seven New Zealand mental health services professionals were surveyed about the ...
Fitzgerald, John - - 2010
Kennedy, Sharyn - - 2010
When viewing aid advertising portraying people living in poverty it is easy to automatically activate stereotypes. This can be uncomfortable and people may consciously attempt to avoid using those stereotypes. However, it has been shown that suppressing such stereotypes can rebound and lead to greater subsequent negative stereotypic behaviour. Recent ...
Stephens, Christine - - 2010
By 2026 people aged 65 and over are projected to make up approximately 20% of the population of New Zealand. A focus on the positive aspects of ageing includes consideration of the factors that promote good mental health in the population. In the present study of early old age (65-70 ...
Breheny, Mary - - 2010
The experience of ageing is shaped by social location. For those who experience economic hardship, the effects of a lifetime of disadvantage tend to accumulate in later life. The recent attention to positive and successful ageing has particular implications for disadvantaged and disabled older people. This project focuses on the ...
Waldegrave, Charles - - 2010
In this paper poverty during midlife (ages 40-64) is explored through objective measures such as income, assets, housing tenure and poverty thresholds, and through subjective measures of financial adequacy. Statistical analyses were used to determine which of the objective measures were associated with satisfaction with economic living standards and satisfaction ...
Davies, Emma - - 2010
Although child poverty rates in New Zealand are about average when compared with other developed nations, they are still unacceptably high given the negative outcomes they create. Childhood poverty is associated with a range of negative health, social and psychological outcomes, all of which can place a considerable burden on ...
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