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Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica
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NORONHA, Ana Paula Porto. The worst and the most common problems in the use of the psychological tests. Psicol. Reflex. Crit. [online]. 2002, vol.15, n.1, pp.135-142. ISSN 1678-7153. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0102-79722002000100015.
Considering the importance of the Psychological Assessment in the psychologist's professional field, this study had the following goals: to identify the worst and the most commom problems in the use of the psychological tests and to list the most tests used by the subjects sample. The subjects of this study were 214 licensed psychologists from the Regional Council - Section 6ª and the instrument used was a questionnaire sent to them by mail. Results showed that: 1) according to the psychologists, the worst problems in the use of the tests are related to the instruments themselves and its use; 2) the most frequent problems in the use of the psychological tests, according to the subjects, are related to the instrument and to the academic preparation of psychologists. Conclusion indicates that there is a crucial need to establish parameters to improve the academic preparation in this area.
Keywords : Psychological assessment; academic preparation; psychological tests.