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Avaliação Psicológica

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REPPOLD, Caroline Tozzi; SERAFINI, Adriana Jung; GURGEL, Léia Gonçalves  and  KAISER, Vanessa. Assessment of cognitive aspects in adults: Analysis of the manuals of approved tests. Aval. psicol. [online]. 2017, vol.16, n.2, pp. 137-144. ISSN 1677-0471.

Psychological assessment is a specialized practice of professional psychologist. However, for its proper conduct, instruments dealing with minimum requirements are necessary, such as complete psychometric studies of validity and accuracy of instruments and robust theoretical framework. In addition, approval of the Sistema de Avaliação de Testes Psicológicos (SATEPSI) for your professional use is required. The aim of this study was to conduct an analysis of cognitive assessment tests available on the market and approved by SATEPSI in order to present data on the cognitive aspects that these instruments assess, its psychometric properties and the quality of the information contained in your manual. A total of 57 instruments that assess cognitive aspects in adults were included, intelligence and attention the most studied constructs. Most had adequate relationship between psychometric studies and test indication criteria. It emphasizes the importance of being built more instruments for the assessment of different cognitive processes, as well as a clearer presentation characteristics of the instruments traded in the manuals.

Keywords : psychological tests; cognition; adults.

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