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Avaliação Psicológica

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SOUZA, Carolina Cardoso de  and  RESENDE, Ana Cristina. Psychological Disorders in Adolescents Socio-Learners. Aval. psicol. [online]. 2012, vol.11, n.1, pp. 95-109. ISSN 1677-0471.

This paper discusses two case studies that aimed to describe the personality of a teenager who committed theft and a teenager who committed a murder. At the time of psychological assessment met both educational measures hospitalization. Were used as instruments to collect data a semi-structured interview, the Raven Progressive Matrices Test and the Rorschach method (Comprehensive System). The teenager who committed theft revealed signs of anxiety, feelings of guilt and remorse, and other features that facilitate their engagement in a therapeutic process. Already the teenager who committed murder showed traces of affective constriction, anxiety and lack of remorse. This study has given various psychological disorders in the participants, as well as the need for psychological services more relevant to the particular demands of each, especially for socio-learners who have some mental disorder and end isolated from any specific treatment or care.

Keywords : adolescents; socio-learners; mental disorder; conduct disorder; the Rorschach method.

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