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Psicologia: ciência e profissão

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BASTOS, Antonio Virgílio Bittencourt; MORAIS, José Henrique Miranda de; SANTOS, Mariana Viana  e  FARIA, Ivan. The image of work and organizational Psychology among Psychology students: the impact of a teaching experience. Psicol. cienc. prof. [online]. 2005, vol.25, n.3, pp. 352-369. ISSN 1414-9893.

Despite of the fact that organizational Psychology is the second area chosen by Psychology students to work professionally, most of the Psychology courses aren't aware of its complexity and its transformation. Consequently, cognitive schemes that represent this professional field in a limited way grow stronger. This study intended to characterize the image of organizational Psychology among students of the UFBA and evaluate the impact of teaching experience on this image. The sample was formed by 150 students of the only compulsory discipline at the time related to the organizational field. Questionnaires were used at the first and the last week of the term, in which the students were asked to write spontaneously about the concepts and ideas evocated by this field. The results show important transformations of the students´ image as evocations became more positive at the end of the course. These results point out changes at the students´ cognitive schemes, congruent with the lines of direction that structured the subject.

Palavras-chave : Image of Psychology; Organizational Psychology; Cognitive maps.

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