Perception of students in the South of Brazil of status of psychology as a science

Amauri B. Bartoszeck, Charles I. Abramson, Aaron J. Place

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Abstract

73 university students (M age = 20.5 yr., 5D = 4.8; range 17-44 yr.) from the southern state of Paraná took the Psychology as Science scale to assess whether they view psychology as a rigorous science. Analysis showed the students considered psychology to be a science, agreed study of psychology should be part of a university curriculum, not many believed that psychological research may contribute to the solution of psychological problems, and few believed obtaining a Bachelors of Science degree in Psychology was useful in obtaining employment. Data were compared with a previous study conducted on a northeastern sample.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)750-756
Number of pages7
JournalPsychological Reports
Volume97
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 2005
Externally publishedYes

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