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CARDOSO, Lucila Moraes; LOPES, Érica Ive Xavier; MARQUES, Tábatha Maranhão  and  TARGINO, Rebeca de Moura. Evidence of concurrent validity for the use of the Pfister test from children of Ceará. Psicol. teor. prat. [online]. 2018, vol.20, n.2, pp. 134-146. ISSN 1516-3687.

The study aims to seek concurrent validity evidence on the use of Pfister Colored Pyramids Test (CPT) in psychological children's evaluation from different developmental levels. 197 children from Fortaleza, Brazil participated, being 54% female, aged 6 to 11 and 6 months (M = 8,56, SD = 1,47). The ANOVA test was used comparing the CPT performance of three age groups (6-7, 8-9, and 10-11 years old). The incidence of variables related to lower emotional or cognitive development and difficulty in elaborating received stimulation (pure carpet, carpet with onset of order, and affective excitation syndrome) were significantly increased in younger children, while older children had an increase, in the associated indicator to the maturation in treatment of emotions and defensive maneuvers (Layer formation), corresponding to the one expected according to theories of development. The study corroborated to other researches that involved validity evidence to use TPC with children.

Keywords : psychological assessment; test validity; color pyramid test; developmental psychology; childhood.

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