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Psicologia: ciência e profissão

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SOUZA FILHO, Marcilio Lira de; BELO, Raquel  e  GOUVEIA, Valdiney Veloso. Psychological tests: an analysis of the brazilian scientific production between 2000 and 2004. Psicol. cienc. prof. [online]. 2006, vol.26, n.3, pp. 478-489. ISSN 1414-9893.

This study aims to delineate the profile of the psychological test usage in Brazilian scientific literature in the last few years. To reach this goal, the production analyzed was made up of all the articles published in Brazilian periodicals from 2000 to 2004, available in the Capes Periodicals article base during the first two weeks of February 2005. The main results demonstrate the predominance of articles that take no psychological tests into consideration. Among the articles that take them into consideration, there is an equivalence among the articles that use the tests directly and those that use them indirectly, and most of the articles have an empirical orientation. The greatest concentration of this type of production comes from the southeast region of Brazil. In institutional terms, the most productive universities were the federal and private ones, especially those that have a demonstrated interest in the area of psychological evaluation. We came to the conclusion that, generally speaking, the use of psychological testing in the context of Brazilian scientific production is still modest and largely restricted to the academic areas most intensely dedicated to the study of tests.

Palavras-chave : Psychological tests; Scientific production; Brazilian articles; Literature review.

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