Psicologia Escolar e Educacional
versão impressa ISSN 1413-8557
This research characterized a Psychology study course within a public university, by analyzing official course plans (1999), applicable to discipline and probation programs. The analysis revealed that in 4140 hours, 15.2% are connected domain disciplines, 32.5% basic disciplines, 25.4% specific disciplines, 7.2% pedagogical disciplines and 19.6% supervised probation programs. Within basic single-theory disciplines, over multi-theory disciplines, 44% adopted a behaviorist approach, 19% adopted a psychosocial approach, 12.5% adopted an ethnological approach, 12.5% adopted a biological approach, 6% adopted a Piagetian approach and 6% adopted the vital cycle theory; therefore the multi-theoretical approach would be the wiser choice. Almost all disciplines of the connected domain type had psychology-related contents, which suggests the studies concern with the interrelation of the various disciplines. As far as the probation programs are concerned, the predominance of uni-theoretical approach suggests coherence in the advanced years of the studies.
Palavras-chave : Psychologist formation; Curriculum analysis; Psychology.