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Demystifying the VIOLENT Samoan Warrior

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

2 TROUBLE the line of INQUIRY
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 DUALISTIC TENSION CRISIS IN PSYCHOLOGY

3 Understand NEW problems with ANCIENT (Indigenous) knowledge

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

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