The School of Psychology launches Māori and Pasifika Psychology bibliography resources

06 October 2017

The School of Psychology proudly launched two new Māori and Pasifika Psychology bibliography resources in September to support the growth and advancement of Māori and Pasifika-led research and scholarship in psychology.

New bibliographies, O le Toe Ulutaia: A Bibliography of Pasifika and Psychology Research (first edition) and He Kohikohinga Rangahau: A Bibliography of Māori and Psychology Research (second edition), are organised in a thematic structure that seeks to validate and foreground Māori and Pacific epistemologies, across a diverse spectrum of psychological disciplines.

Both documents speak to the validity of Māori and Pasifika-led research within the discipline of psychology, clever synthesis of Maori and Pacific knowledge with western psychological knowledge, and collaborative relationships between Māori, Pasifika, and Pākehā.

The first edition of He Kohikohinga Rangahau was developed in 2010 through a University of Auckland Psychology Summer Scholarship, awarded to Hinekura Hollis, supported by Erana Cooper, Virginia Braun and Pikihuia Pomare.

Following a call from the School’s Māori and Pacific Psychology Committee (MPPC), and National Standing Committee on Bicultural Issues (NSCBI) of the New Zealand Psychological Society – Jade Le Grice agreed develop a new proposal for a University of Auckland Psychology Summer Scholarship and supervise an update of the resource. With support from Shiloh Groot and Sam Manuela, a new team was assembled to update the first edition of He Kohikohinga Rangahau and produce a new companion resource of Pasifika psychology scholarship.

Students, Julia Hyde and Jessee Fia’Ali’I were awarded the summer scholarships for these projects, and so began a collaboration that spanned laughter, food, and hard work! The resources were completed with the further support by social psychology technicians, Chloe Moore and Angela Carr.

The authors, MPPC and NSCBI hope the bibliographies will aide those who are looking to find relevant material on Māori and Pacific psychological scholarship, including practitioners, students, lecturers, and researchers in psychology and beyond.

An electronic copy of the bibliography can be accessed, free from research space, and our Māori and Pacific research ethics in psychology, webpage. Please contact Sam Manuela if you would like a hard copy, from our limited print run. 

 

Students, Chloe Moore, Jessee Fia'ali'i and Julia Hyde celebrate with Dr Jade Le Grice and Dr Sam Manuela at the launch of the new Māori and Pasifika Psychology bibliography resources.
Students, Chloe Moore, Jessee Fia'ali'i and Julia Hyde celebrate with Dr Jade Le Grice and Dr Sam Manuela at the launch of the new Māori and Pasifika Psychology bibliography resources.