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1 Demystifying the VIOLENT Samoan Warrior Siautu Alefaio-Tugia School of Psychology, Massey University

2 The danger of the warrior gene hypothesis is that if it were true then any violent behaviours exhibited by Māori could be ascribed by the uninformed to this gene in the same way that the abnormal behaviours of patients with say Brunner syndrome or Norrie disease have been blamed on abnormities in their MAO genes (Hook, 2009). “ Clinical Social CRISIS IN PSYCHOLOGY DUALISTIC TENSION TROUBLE the line of INQUIRY

3 New problems Understand NEW problems with ANCIENT (Indigenous) knowledge

4 Preliminary findings from the formative evaluation indicate that Saili Matagi is effective in facilitating changes in participants’ attitudes, beliefs and behaviour. NEW ways of healing SAILI MATAGI

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