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Estudos de Psicologia (Natal)

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WAENY, Maria Fernanda Costa. Presence of Historical Psychology in Brazil. Estud. psicol. (Natal) [online]. 2013, vol.18, n.4, pp.623-630. ISSN 1678-4669.

It is often said that Henri Berr was the first author who used the term historical psychology, in 1899. Citations have been referred to it in the worldwide academic literature since then. However, in Brazil, the first mention so far found out is from 1877. Between this citation and the reappearance of the term, in 1978, several foreign titles appeared -some of then translated into Portuguese. Historical psychology was the subject of articles from the 1980s and figured out as a discipline in psychology courses, in undergraduate and postgraduate levels, subject of dissertations and lectures in congresses. The aim of the paper is to trace the beginning of historical psychology as commonly accepted, and to present data about its history in Brazil, mentioning some of its authors and researchers.

Keywords : Ignace Meyerson; historical psychology; history of psychology.

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