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Performance of psychology professionals in the theme of ethnic-racial relations

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Carlos Vinicius Gomes Melo
Total Authors: 1
Document type: Doctoral Thesis
Press: São Paulo.
Institution: Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Instituto de Psicologia (IP/SBD)
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Examining board members:
Alessandro de Oliveira dos Santos; Marcelo Gustavo Aguilar Calegare; Marilda Castelar; Danilo Silva Guimarães; Clélia Rosane dos Santos Prestes; Luis Guilherme Galeão da Silva
Advisor: Alessandro de Oliveira dos Santos

It is an exploratory research of quantitative nature and aims to characterize the performance of psychology professionals in the subject of ethnic-racial relations in Brazil. The data were collected through a WebSurvey and as respondents, psychologists from the Brazilian states of Amazonas, Bahia and São Paulo. The format of the research is intended to make a comparative study of performances in the three states, under a multicentric cut. It was sought to understand the associations between the data of the training process and occupational of the professionals. About training, for example, there was research on the level of qualification, the profile of the Institution of Education where they had the training and the interest in the subject of ethnic-racial relations. Regarding the occupational data, the time, the number and the areas of action were mentioned, the profile of the psychological service, the ethnic-racial and socioeconomic populations served, the perceptions of situations of racism in daily work and the technical interventions elaborated on the subject of ethnic-racial relations, among other items. These data were also processed in SPSS (Statistical Package for the Social Sciences) software, version 20. Also under the quantitative bias, the respondents\' beliefs about the \"performance and identity of the psychologist\" and about \"human and categories ethnicracial groups in Brazil \"(namely, Eastern Persons, Black People, Indigenous Peoples and White People). The beliefs were investigated according to the Free Evocations method and carried out the Lexical Analysis of content, using the software IRAMUTEQ (Interface for Multidimensional Analyzes of Textes et de Questionnaires), version 0.7. In the results, the profile of the professionals is presented with Descriptive Statistics and with the testing of 12 hypotheses. rom the findings we conclude with five (05) main arguments. The first is that there are training and occupational disparities between white and black professionals. The second is that there are also ethnic-racial disparities in serving the populations. The third, about the political-philosophical and Christian-Catholic influence in the performance of psychology professionals. Christian-Catholic influence also noted in the Brazilian racism profile, which can also be identified in the participants\' beliefs about ethnic-racial categories. The fourth concerns the prevalence of isolated use of the personal skill of the professionals in the Attentive and Sensitive Listen to the theme, unrelated to other actions, techniques and procedures specific to the theme of ethnic-racial relations. The fifth and final argument concerns the influence of the institutional histories of the respective Regional Councils of Psychology in the diffusion of the subject of ethnic-racial relations, each state being researched, which is observed by the proportions of the professionals who guide the theme in their workplace (AU)

FAPESP's process: 16/00577-4 - Acting of psychologists on the theme of ethnic and racial relations: a comparative study in the states of Amazonas (AM), Bahia (BA) and São Paulo (SP).
Grantee:Carlos Vinicius Gomes Melo
Support Opportunities: Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate