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PAULA, Alessandro Vinicius de; PEREIRA, Arlete Santana and NASCIMENTO, Elizabeth do. Psychology undergraduate students opinion about psychological assessment teaching. PsicoUSF [online]. 2007, vol.12, n.1, pp. 33-43. ISSN 1413-8271.
Among the practical of the psychologist there is the accomplishment of psychological assessment. Mistakes in psychological assessments can reflect problems in psychologist's formation. This paper presents a research that investigated, through a questionnaire, opinions about psychological assessment, emphasizing the use of psychological tests, of 358 students who were ending the graduation in psychology from four colleges of Belo Horizonte, MG. The results evidence that the students have received formation in psychological assessment area, however many of them have considered it insufficient. They know psychological tests and have recognized that tests present problems in the psychometrics parameters, being necessary its improvement. The Resolution n.º 2/2003 by Federal Council of Psychology, that defines discretions relative the production and trade of psychological tests in Brazil, is unknown by many students. We conclude that is necessary the improvement of the psychologist academic formation, aiming acquisition of abilities enough to enable him to professional exercise of better quality in the area in question.
Keywords : Psychologist's formation; Psychological assessment; Psychological tests.