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NORONHA, Ana Paula Porto  and  REPPOLD, Caroline Tozzi. Considerations about Psychological assessment in Brazil. Psicol. cienc. prof. [online]. 2010, vol.30, n.spe, pp.192-201. ISSN 1414-9893.

This paper was written due to the 30th year celebration of the journal Psicologia: Ciência e Profissão, since there was a work on psychological assessment in the first issue, the same theme approached in this paper, that paper aimed at retrieving the development of psychological assessment field as well as pondering about its current moment and its future needs for the improvement of assessing practices, psychologists’ education and the field of expertise. As conclusion, the authors refer to the precept that the scientific and technological progress is related to the development of the country, so that the most developed countries tend to have better assessment conditions. Especially regarding assessment, it is expected that psychologists carry it out more properly in a near future, that psychological instruments have the necessary psychometric qualities, and that society recognizes it as a scientific practice.

Keywords : Psychological assessment; History of psychology; Psychological tests; Psychologist education.

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