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Revista da Abordagem Gestáltica

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ENDRISSI, Tamara  and  STENZEL, Lucia Marques. Freedom from an existential phenomenological psychology perspective: systematic review of the last twenty years bibliographic production. Rev. abordagem gestalt. [online]. 2020, vol.26, n.spe, pp. 461-471. ISSN 1809-6867.

Freedom as a subject of study permeates discussions in the psychological sciences, especially in the phenomenological-existential approach. The purpose of this study was to understand how freedom has been studied from this perspective. For this, a systematic review of articles published in the last twenty years in Portuguese, English and Spanish was carried out. The periodical databases CAPES, PePSIC, SciELO and LILACS were consulted. There were found 954 articles that were selected according to criteria of inclusion, duplicity and availability, totaling 29 articles for analysis. Thus, the following variables were considered: year of publication, nationality, area of the journal, area of the authors, theoretical and philosophical base, general topics, form of articulation with Psychology, terms linked to freedom and the way the articles conceptualize freedom. It has been shown that freedom is treated as a fundamental characteristic of the human being in productions based on phenomenological-existential perspective, but with different approaches. The current character of the discussion about freedom was highlighted, with a greater number of productions in the last 10 years, and the predominance of Brazilian articles on the subject.

Keywords : Freedom; Existential Psychology; Phenomenology; Systematic Review.

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