School of Psychology

Prof Colleen Ward

Co-Director of CACR
School of Psychology

Phone: 04 463 6037
Location: Room 626, Easterfield Building, Kelburn Pde, Kelburn Campus

Prof Colleen Ward


PhD Dunelm University

Researched Interests

Cross-cultural psychology, acculturation and adaptation, intercultural relations

At the most general level I am interested in how culture affects human behaviour and experience. I am particularly concerned with acculturation processes and the prediction of psychological and socio-cultural adaptation of persons who make cross-cultural transitions. I also conduct research on cultural identity and inter-group processes, including the mutual perceptions of immigrants and members of a host society.


You can download additional information about the following scales:

  • Acculturation Index
  • Socio-cultural Adaptation Scale
  • Index of Sojourner Social Support
  • Singapore Androgyny Inventory
  • Attitudes toward Rape Victims Scale


Selected Publications