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The social representation of the psychologist’s work

This work presents a summary of the main results of a research that aims to know the social representations of Psychology and the psychologist’s work. The subjects were about 375 students of the graduation courses in the health ground of the University Gama Filho. They answered a questionaire with five opened questions and eight closed ones. In this work we’ll analyse nine answers. We prove that representations about Psychology and the psychologist’s work indicate a top personal and subjective vision where the social, historical and cultural conditions in the subjective practices are eliminated. The work indicates the psychologist’s need of an essential reflection about his social responsibility and ethics.

Psychology; The psychologist’s work; Social representation; Social responsibility; Ethics

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