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Training Psychologists for the Brazilian Reality: Identifying Social Aspects for the Professional Practice


The objective of this research was to identify the features indicated by students of the last year of the Psychology course as facilitators of the new ways of acting professionally in major areas of psychology within the Brazilian reality. An online questionnaire with closed-ended and open-ended questions was made available to the students. The answers showed that there is an awareness regarding the need for training focused on social issues, while great importance was attributed to areas in their curriculum that already go in that direction. These results can contribute to the conversation about training in psychology, considering that there is a demand for a more critical education committed to the demands of the Brazilian society.

educational psychology; Brazilian reality; psychologist training

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