Fractal : Revista de Psicologia
On-line version ISSN 1984-0292
BARROSO, Sabrina Martins. Psychological assessment: analysis of publications in the databases SciELO and Bvs-Psi. Fractal, Rev. Psicol. [online]. 2010, vol.22, n.1, pp. 141-154. ISSN 1984-0292. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1984-02922010000100011.
The objective of this study was to analyze the article production related to psychological assessment. It was realized a search in electronic databases SciELO and BVS-Psi, using the keywords psychological assessment, psychological tests and psychological testing. 333 articles were selected, and were analyzed in the categories divulgation, speech, topics, authors and methodology. The results showed an increase in scientific production in recent years, difficulties in locating the articles in the databases online, predominance of empirical work, related to instruments, especially the psychological tests and majority of single authors and women authors.
Keywords : metascience; psychological assessment; psychological tests; psychological testing; online databases.