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Psicologia: Ciência e Profissão

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SILVA, Fábio Henrique Vieira de Cristo e. Traffic Psychology and 50 years of profession in Brazil. Psicol. cienc. prof. [online]. 2012, vol.32, n.spe, pp. 176-193. ISSN 1414-9893.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1414-98932012000500013.

In 2012, psychology will be 50 years as a recognized profession in Brazil and this is an opportune time to think over the practice of psychologists in various areas. This article examines specifically the historical development of traffic psychology and the historical events discussed pre- and post-regulation of psychology, such as the enactment of laws, resolutions and their amendments, the creation of the Federal Council, Regional Councils and the Association of Traffic Psychology, besides the discussion of the presidential veto in psychological assessment for future drivers. In conclusion we quote some initiatives that should be celebrated by the category, such as the expansion of training opportunities (courses, expertise and specializations), participation in advisory bodies of psychology and decisive policy of transit, and the efforts of the Federal Council to discuss and describe the actions of professionals with the preparation of technical references, organizing debates, seminars and publications. We also suggest initiatives that should be improved in the coming years, for example, the expansion of the discussion on policies for urban mobility during undergraduation and graduation, active participation (individual and collective) in social movements on the subject and the professional role model, that incorporates other paradigms.

Keywords : Psychologist performance; Psychological evaluation; Traffic psychology; Public policies; History of psychology- Brazil.

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