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Psicologia: ciência e profissão

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JOLY, Maria Cristina Rodrigues Azevedo; BERBERIAN, Arthur de Almeida; ANDRADE, Regina Gioconda de  e  TEIXEIRA, Tatiana Cristina. Thesis and dissertations analysis in psychological assessment available in the BVS-PSI Brasil. Psicol. cienc. prof. [online]. 2010, vol.30, n.1, pp. 174-187. ISSN 1414-9893.

The present study aimed to verify the scientific production of the thesis and dissertations in psychological assessment in Brazil, all which are from the Biblioteca Virtual em Saúde do Brasil (BVS-Psi Brasil). 141 theses’ and dissertations’ abstracts that referred to studies with psychological assessment, psychometric, validity, reliability and psychological tests as keywords were analyzed. The results showed that 54,6% of the abstracts were from Masters’ dissertations, 43,3% of PhD’s thesis and 2,1% were from post-doctoral thesis. 19,15% of the studies were defended in universities established in the south region of the country, 80,14% in the southeast and 0,71% in the northeast region. It can be seen that most of the scientific production in psychological assessment comes from the southeast region. It was verified that 60,3% were aimed to search psychometrics parameters and 27,7% had the purpose of using the test to validate intervention protocols, describe specific abilities and study relations between variables, being most of them from transversal studies. The constructs most studied are personality and intelligence and the clinic and the school are the areas of application where the psychological assessment is most used, according to the study’s results.

Palavras-chave : Metascience; Psychological tests; Scientific production; Psychological assessment.

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