versão ISSN 1679-4427
Mental vol.9 no.16 Barbacena jun. 2011
At the end of this issue of Revista Mental, we are faced with a great number of psychologists packing their bags from different regions of Brazil and America to participate in two major congresses that will take place in the end of June and the beginning of July. I am talking about the XXXIII Interamerican Congress of Psychology, in Medellin, Colombia, between June 26 and 30. The main theme will be "Por la salud de los pueblos: Una Psicologia comprometida con la transformación social" (For the health of the people: Psychology committed to social transformation). The X Congresso Nacional de Psicologia Escolar/Educacional (X National Congress of Educational Psychology), which will happen in Maringá (PR), Brazil, between July 3 and 6, will bring the topic "School and Educational Psychology: paths traced, paths yet to trace". Themes like these confirm the idea that psychologists are more and more engaged in reflections about ethics in research, because both events are committed to social transformation, considering the men and their psychological dimension as the center of attention.
As to the great flow of scientific knowledge production that will certainly be a result of these two important events, as the editor of this journal I invite the colleagues from Brazil and other countries of America to send articles regarding the themes related to ethics in research and the publication of Psychology-related scientific knowledge, because I believe that the increase in psychology-related scientific production and its importance in the publication should be reminded.
As in other fields of knowledge, Psychology is known as a unique science in the beginning of the new decade, which started in 2011, because it is neither less nor more concerned than it once was about the subjects approached in both congresses and in other events, especially with new samples that will become objects of study related to the subjects of the congresses aforementioned.
Considering the increasing movement related to the discussion and progress of ethical parameters in research and publications, as the coordinator of the Committee of Ethics in Research with Human Beings and editor of the journal, I present myself as a permanent part of the discussions regarding scientific publications, especially those related to Psychology. I feel committed to dedicate the next issue of Revista Mental, to be released in December, to Ethics.
I say my goodbyes and invite my colleagues to send articles about the subject mentioned in this editorial, so the next issue can be organized.
Editor in Chief