Psychology in Brazil

Scientists Making a Difference

  • Silvia Helena Koller

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Jairo Eduardo Borges-Andrade
    Pages 1-21
  3. Mary Jane Paris Spink
    Pages 195-208
  4. J. Landeira-Fernandez
    Pages 257-281
  5. Magda Dimenstein
    Pages 311-331
  6. Maria Emilia Yamamoto
    Pages 333-343
  7. Lucia Cavalcanti de Albuquerque Williams
    Pages 345-359
  8. Merry Bullock
    Pages 361-364
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 365-381

About this book


This book presents an overview of the work of the most important Psychology researchers in Brazil, contributing to the internationalization of the discipline and fostering cross-cultural approaches in the field. Over the last two decades, Psychology research has experienced an enormous growth in Brazil, which has placed the country among the ten nations with the highest scientific output in the area. A big part of this output, however, remains inaccessible to the majority of the international community because it’s mainly published in Portuguese. This book intends to overcome this barrier, presenting a highly relevant sample of the best Psychology research produced in Brazil to those who are unable to read in Portuguese.

In each chapter, a top Brazilian researcher is invited to present a summary of his/her main contributions to the field. The result is a rich overview of the main areas in which Brazilian psychologists have concentrated their work over the last decades, such as Developmental Psychology, Community Psychology, Educational and School Psychology, Evolutionary Psychology, Health Psychology, History of Psychology and Social Psychology.

By putting together such a wide array of topics, Psychology in Brazil – Scientists Making a Difference offers a rich overview of the research in the country to psychologists, educators and social scientists in general interested in cross-cultural approaches within the Behavioral Sciences.  


Cross-cultural Psychology Internationalization of Psychology Brazilian Psychology Psychology of the Global South North-South divide in science History of Psychology in Brazil Developmental Psychology in Brazil Educational and School Psychology in Brazil Health Psychology in Brazil Psychological Assessment in Brazil Social Psychology in Brazil Community Psychology in Brazil Evolutionary Psychology in Brazil Intercultural studies in Psychology

Editors and affiliations

  • Silvia Helena Koller
    • 1
  1. 1.Psychology InstituteFederal University of Rio Grande do SulPorto AlegreBrazil

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