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FRANCA, Cristineide Leandro; MATTA, Karen Weizenmann da  and  ALVES, Elioenai Dornelles. Psychology And Distance Education: a literature review. Psicol. cienc. prof. [online]. 2012, vol.32, n.1, pp.04-15. ISSN 1414-9893.

This study investigated the contributions of Psychology to Distance Learning. A literature review of national publications between 1999 to 2009 was made in the electronic databases SciELO, LILACS, PsycINFO, BVS and Google Scholar. From the 69 studies selected, 15 were excluded because they were not compatible with the research. The results showed nine themes: (1) the distance learning technology with psychological grounding, (2) affection, (3)the role of the tutor/professor, (4) psychological theories, (5) interactivity, (6) dropout, (7) reports of experiences, (8) assessment of distance training, development and education and (9) others. The topics distance education technology with psychological grounding and affection had a larger frequency in the publications. Since 2006, there was an increasing number of publications in psychology distance education, but the years of major publications were from 2008 to 2009. It is suggested that future studies expand this research including international databases.

Keywords : Psychology; Distance education; Educational technology; Affection.

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