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Temas em Psicologia

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TORRO-ALVES, Nelson et al. The use of programming languages and computer software in psychological science. Temas psicol. [online]. 2014, vol.22, n.3, pp. 603-612. ISSN 1413-389X.

In the present paper, we review some programming languages and computer software used to investigate basic psychological processes. In the first section, we address the principles and logical structure of the most common programming languages (e.g. C, C++, Java, Matlab, R, Python), and in the second section we present some of their applications to psychological research. Finally, we discuss the importance of computer programming as a tool in the field of psychology and its relationship with technological innovation.

Keywords : Basic psychological processes; programming language; software; technological innovation.

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