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Psychology in Brazil

Scientists Making a Difference

Editors: Koller 10/0019-6, Silvia (Ed.)

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  • Presents to the English speaking community an overview of the research done in one of the world’s emerging centers of psychological investigation
  • Brings together personal accounts of top researchers explaining their main contributions to the field
  • Contributes to the internationalization of Psychology and to the development of cross-cultural approaches
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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.  

About the authors

Silvia Helena Koller is a full professor at the Psychology Institute of the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil and at Optentia, North West University, Vanderbijlpark  South Africa.  She was a Visiting Professor at Harvard Graduate School of Education and Visiting Scientist at Harvard T. Chan School of Public Health. Dr. Koller has published over 300 peer-reviewed articles, edited 12 books, and 50 chapters in edited volumes in national, regional, and international outlets. She also edited more than 10 books in Brazil. She leads an active research group that has conducted numerous empirical studies and developed and/or evaluated programs that focus on promoting social justice; preventing and treating emotional, sexual and physical abuse and outcomes; training teachers and professionals who work with at-risk populations, and fostering economic and international development. Dr. Koller has received funding from the Kellogg Foundation, World Childhood Foundation (WCF), World Bank, Jacobs Foundation, David Rockefeller Foundation, and Brazilian agencies. Through these activities, Dr. Koller has established a major network of contacts and research collaborations throughout the five continents.


Table of contents (20 chapters)

Table of contents (20 chapters)
  • In Search of Integration

    Pages 1-21

    Borges-Andrade, Jairo Eduardo

  • Building Community Psychology in Brazil as a Tool for Change and Social Well-Being

    Pages 23-28

    Sarriera, Jorge Castellá

  • Interrelationships Between Health and Childhood Development: Research and Preventive Interventions at Early Ages

    Pages 29-40

    Linhares, Maria Beatriz Martins

  • Studies on Social Skills and Social Competence in Brazil: A History in Construction

    Pages 41-66

    Prette, Zilda A. P. (et al.)

  • Human Values: Contributions from a Functional Perspective

    Pages 67-81

    Gouveia, Valdiney V.

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eBook $89.00
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Hardcover $119.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-11335-3
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Psychology in Brazil
Book Subtitle
Scientists Making a Difference
Editors
  • Silvia Koller 10/0019-6
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-11336-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-11336-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-11335-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 381
Number of Illustrations
14 b/w illustrations, 8 illustrations in colour
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