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  1. Research

    A note on motor skill acquisition in mild and moderate Down syndrome individuals

    This study investigated the acquisition of a serial motor skill in individuals with Down syndrome with two levels of handicap, mild group (mean age = 14.5 years, SD = 2.3, 7 individuals) and moderate group (me...

    Roberto Gimenez, Marcelo Luis Marquezi, Ernani Xavier Filho and Edison de J. Manoel

    Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica 2017 30:6

    Published on: 15 March 2017

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    Morphological priming development in Brazilian Portuguese-speaking children

    Many studies have shown that, while reading, the brain works a sort of decomposing process of words, reducing them to its morphemes. Moreover, many studies have shown that morphological awareness, which is the...

    Bruno Stefani Ferreira de Oliveira and Francis Ricardo dos Reis Justi

    Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica 2017 30:4

    Published on: 20 February 2017

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    Scale development: ten main limitations and recommendations to improve future research practices

    The scale development process is critical to building knowledge in human and social sciences. The present paper aimed (a) to provide a systematic review of the published literature regarding current practices ...

    Fabiane F. R. Morgado, Juliana F. F. Meireles, Clara M. Neves, Ana C. S. Amaral and Maria E. C. Ferreira

    Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica 2017 30:3

    Published on: 25 January 2017

    The Erratum to this article has been published in Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica 2017 30:5

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    Predictors of happiness among retired from urban and rural areas in Brazil

    This study compared differences in degree of happiness, social support, activities performed, and health and economic situation among retirees from urban and rural areas in Minas Gerais State in Brazil. The in...

    Silvia Miranda Amorim, Lucia Helena de F. P. França and Felipe Valentini

    Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica 2017 30:2

    Published on: 19 January 2017

  5. Research Article

    Drug use prevention projects in schools in Vitória, Brazil: quality analysis and improvement proposals

    Adolescents living in vulnerable regions are more exposed to risk factors for drug use. The prevention of such use in school is a public policy that needs evaluation. Based on technical criteria and derived fr...

    Elizeu Borloti, Maria Victoria Hidalgo García, Virginia Sanchez Jiménez and Maria Fátima Oliver Sudbrack

    Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica 2017 30:1

    Published on: 11 January 2017

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    Self-report personality tests and medical school selection

    There has been a growing interest on the assessment of personality when selecting medical students. However, how faking may affect its usefulness has been poorly addressed. Therefore, we aimed to assess the fa...

    Isabel Lourinho, Maria Amélia Ferreira and Milton Severo

    Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica 2016 29:48

    Published on: 15 December 2016

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    Tolerance of abuse within Mexican adolescent relationships

    Violence in interpersonal relationships in young people has been the subject of several studies in recent years. Studies of dating violence show that one of the resources available for the young to help percei...

    Lourdes Cortés Ayala, Carolina Bringas Molleda, Cristina Estrada Pineda, M Ángeles Antuña Bellerín, Luis Rodríguez Franco and Francisco Javier Rodríguez Diaz

    Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica 2016 29:46

    Published on: 28 November 2016

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    Social skills in crack users: differences between men and women

    Low levels of social skills in drug users are reported in the literature. However, specific characteristics of these users need to be identified and comprehended. Thus, we aim to evaluate and compare the socia...

    Ilana Andretta, Jéssica Limberger and Jaluza Aimèe Schneider

    Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica 2016 29:45

    Published on: 24 November 2016

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    Burnout syndrome and abdominal adiposity among Primary Health Care nursing professionals

    Accumulation of abdominal adiposity (AA) constitutes a risk factor for heart and coronary diseases and for metabolic complications. Research suggests that stress is related to adipogenesis. The burnout syndrom...

    Magno Conceição das Merces, Douglas de Souza e Silva, Iracema Lua, Daniela Sousa Oliveira, Marcio Costa de Souza and Argemiro D’Oliveira Júnior

    Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica 2016 29:44

    Published on: 21 November 2016

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    Developmental delay in early childhood is associated with visual-constructive skills at school age in a Brazilian cohort

    We investigated differences in IQ and visual-constructive skills in school-age children evaluated as developmentally delayed or typically developed in early childhood. Sixty-four participants from a Brazilian ...

    Luciane da Rosa Piccolo, Joice Dickel Segabinazi, Olga Garcia Falceto, Carmen Luiza Correa Fernandes, Denise Ruschel Bandeira, Clarissa Marceli Trentini, Claudio Simon Hutz and Jerusa Fumagalli Salles

    Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica 2016 29:41

    Published on: 18 September 2016

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    Authentic Leadership Questionnaire: invariance between samples of Brazilian and Portuguese employees

    The Authentic Leadership Questionnaire (ALQ) is used to assess authentic leadership (AL). Although ALQ is often used in empirical research, cross-cultural studies with this measure are scarce. Aiming to contribut...

    Clarissa S. Cervo, Lisete dos Santos Mendes Mónico, Nuno Rebelo dos Santos, Claudio Simon Hutz and Leonor Pais

    Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica 2016 29:40

    Published on: 30 August 2016

  12. Research

    Development of the Arithmetic Subtest of the School Achievement Test-Second Edition

    The School Achievement Test (Teste de Desempenho Escolar, TDE) has been widely used in clinical and educational contexts for the past 22 years. Arithmetic disorders are frequent among children and teenagers, requ...

    Vanisa Fante Viapiana, Euclides José de Mendonça Filho, Rochele Paz Fonseca, Claudia Hofheinz Giacomoni and Lilian Milnitsky Stein

    Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica 2016 29:39

    Published on: 18 August 2016

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    An application of the Rasch model to reading comprehension measurement

    An effective reading comprehension measurement demands robust psychometric tools that allow teachers and researchers to evaluate the educational practices and track changes in students’ performance. In this st...

    Sandra Santos, Irene Cadime, Fernanda Leopoldina Viana, Gerardo Prieto, Séli Chaves-Sousa, Alina Galvão Spinillo and Iolanda Ribeiro

    Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica 2016 29:38

    Published on: 29 June 2016

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    A short version of the questionnaire of metamemory in Adulthood (MIA) in Portuguese

    The aim of this study was to develop a short version of the Metamemory in Adulthood Questionnaire (MIA) in Brazilian Portuguese. The original MIA is an instrument in english composed by 108 items, divided into...

    Gabriela Campelo, Maxciel Zortea, Renan Saraiva, Wagner Machado, Juliana Burges Sbicigo, Joice Dickel Segabinazi, Camila Gastal, Goiara Mendonça de Castilho and Jerusa Fumagalli Salles

    Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica 2016 29:37

    Published on: 27 June 2016

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    Event centrality in trauma and PTSD: relations between event relevance and posttraumatic symptoms

    Recent investigations propose that cognitive characteristics of autobiographical memory significantly interact with Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). A traumatic event becoming more or less central in a pe...

    Thiago Loreto Garcia da Silva, Julia Candia Donat, Pânila Longhi Lorenzonni, Luciana Karine de Souza, Gustavo Gauer and Christian Haag Kristensen

    Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica 2016 29:34

    Published on: 28 April 2016

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    Relationship between coping and subjective well-being of elderly from the interior of the Brazilian Northeast

    The objective of this study was to verify how the coping strategies, applied to health problems of the elderly, are related to the levels of Subjective Well-Being (SWB) in a cluster sample of 381 elderly peopl...

    Rafael Pereira Nunes, Rômulo Lustosa Pimenteira de Melo, Edivan Gonçalves da Silva Júnior and Maria do Carmo Eulálio

    Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica 2016 29:33

    Published on: 22 April 2016

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    Behavior problems and social competence in Brazilian children with specific language impairment

    This study aimed to investigate the behavior and social profile of Brazilian children with specific language impairment (SLI) and explore whether the severity of language deficits was associated with behaviora...

    Marina Leite Puglisi, Ana Manhani Cáceres-Assenço, Thays Nogueira and Debora Maria Befi-Lopes

    Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica 2016 29:29

    Published on: 22 April 2016

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