The NZ Context

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  • Explain some of the cultural factors that influence how psychology is understood and practised in New Zealand

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New Zealand’s bicultural history has a significant impact on the way in which psychological research and practice is carried out in this country. Although many countries have recognised indigenous peoples, New Zealand is unique in having a legal document, the Treaty of Waitangi (Te tiriti o Waitangi) which agrees the terms by which Maori (the indigenous peoples) and non-Maori co-exist.

Find out more about the treaty of Waitangi