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Psychological assessment

The psychological assessment section is focused on the advancement of psychological science such as practice and ethics of psychological assessment in its various contexts (including work on issues related to psychological measurement and psychometrics, adaptation, development, validation and standardization of instruments), the use of instruments for the purposes of psychological assessment, psychodiagnostic, evaluation of interventions or programs and case studies involving the use of instruments.

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  1. The Mood Disorders Questionnaire (MDQ) is a 3-item scale that is frequently used in bipolar disorders (BD) screening and questions the symptoms of BD, its effect on functionality, and the coexistence of sympto...

    Authors: Numan Konuk, Elif Karaahmet, Ülkem Angın, Alperen Kılıç and Zekeriya Kökrek
    Citation: Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica 2022 35:26
  2. The family plays an essential role in the life of an adolescent. Hence, an acceptable understanding and an evaluation of family functioning is fundamental for effective interventions with adolescents in the ps...

    Authors: María I. Vegas, Manuel Mateos-Agut, Pedro J. Pineda-Otaola and Carlota Sebastián-Vega
    Citation: Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica 2022 35:18
  3. Trust in automation plays a leading role in human-automation interaction. As there lack of scales measuring trust in automation in China, the purpose of this study was to adapt the trust between People and Aut...

    Authors: Jie Cai, Qian Sun, Zeyue Mu and Xiaoning Sun
    Citation: Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica 2022 35:15
  4. The Spanish version of the 5-item Mindful Attention Awareness Scale (MAAS-5) is a brief measure of the general tendency to be attentive and aware of experiences in the present moment during daily life. The MAA...

    Authors: Mario Reyes-Bossio, Emilio Lafferrnaderie Zapparigli, Tomás Caycho-Rodríguez, Carlos Carbajal-León, Luis Alberto Olavarria Castaman, Giovana Lourdes Hernandez Pino, Raymundo Calderon Sanchez and Sergio Barbosa-Granados
    Citation: Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica 2022 35:12
  5. The understanding of how individuals manage their emotional experiences has flourished dramatically over the last decades, including assessing of emotion (dys)regulation. The Difficulties in Emotion Regulation...

    Authors: Patrícia Gouveia, Catarina Ramos, José Brito, Telma C. Almeida and Jorge Cardoso
    Citation: Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica 2022 35:11

    The Correction to this article has been published in Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica 2022 35:19

  6. The traumatic event produces intolerable excitations to the psychic apparatus that searches to relief them through the production of symptoms. When established, patients with post-traumatic stress disorders (P...

    Authors: Taís Cristina Favaretto, Luciane Maria Both, Sílvia Pereira da Cruz Benetti and Lúcia Helena Machado Freitas
    Citation: Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica 2022 35:9
  7. Self-handicapping strategies refer to the set of choices and attitudes adopted to minimize blame for failure and increase the value of success in achievement situations. This paper aims to describe the stages ...

    Authors: Evely Boruchovitch, Sueli Edi Rufini, Danielle Ribeiro Ganda, Lucia Cerqueira Miranda and Leandro Silva de Almeida
    Citation: Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica 2022 35:8
  8. Phubbing is defined as ignoring other individuals by using a mobile phone during a face-to-face conversation. The Phubbing Scale (PS) was developed to assess this practice. In this study, we analyze the psycho...

    Authors: F. Javier García-Castro, Ana Maria Abreu, Belén Rando and María J. Blanca
    Citation: Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica 2022 35:7
  9. Short-term memory is a dynamic psychological process that operates within a network in which non-verbal intelligence and attentional domains are connected. However, no consensus has been reached about which pr...

    Authors: Luis Anunciação, Anna Portugal, Ivan Rabelo and J. Landeira-Fernandez
    Citation: Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica 2021 34:35
  10. The short version of the World Health Organization Quality of Life questionnaire (WHOQOL-BREF) is a popular instrument used to assess quality of life. The objective of this study was to evaluate the following ...

    Authors: Sandra Lima-Castro, Paúl Arias-Medina, Alexandra Bueno-Pacheco, Eva Peña-Contreras, Mónica Aguilar-Sizer and Marcela Cabrera-Vélez
    Citation: Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica 2021 34:29
  11. This study presents the development of the Psychosocial Uncertainty Scale (PS-US), which articulates the perception of uncertainty in the social context and its psychological experience. It was validated with ...

    Authors: Mariana Lucas Casanova, Lara S. Pacheco, Patrício Costa, Rebecca Lawthom and Joaquim Luís Coimbra
    Citation: Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica 2021 34:25
  12. The Kessler Distress Scale (K10) is a self-report scale for the assessment of non-specific psychological distress in the general and clinical population. Because of its ease of application and good psychometri...

    Authors: Evandro Morais Peixoto, Daniela Sacramento Zanini and Josemberg Moura de Andrade
    Citation: Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica 2021 34:21
  13. Collective efficacy, defined as a group’s shared belief about its conjoint capability to organize and execute courses of action, plays a pivotal role in understanding the dynamics of sports teams, since it inf...

    Authors: Mylena Aparecida Rodrigues Alves, Marcus Vinicius de Souza Lencina, Mayara Juliana Paes and Joice Mara Facco Stefanello
    Citation: Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica 2021 34:18
  14. This study’s main purpose was to examine the psychometric properties of FoMOs’ adaptation among the Indonesian adolescents’ population. The second aim was to investigate the concurrent validity of the Indonesi...

    Authors: Dian Veronika Sakti Kaloeti, Ayu Kurnia S and Valentino Marcel Tahamata
    Citation: Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica 2021 34:15
  15. The theoretical-methodological process of cross-cultural adaptation of scales is fundamental for the expansion of research possibilities related to a given area and population, as instrument adequacy allows fo...

    Authors: Ravine Carvalho Pessanha Coelho da Silva, Ana Carolina Soares Amaral, Augusta Karla Silva Quintanilha, Vitor Alexandre Rabelo de Almeida, Marcus Vinicius Freitas Rodrigues, Aldair J Oliveira and Fabiane Frota da Rocha Morgado
    Citation: Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica 2021 34:11

    The Correction to this article has been published in Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica 2021 34:13

  16. Executive dysfunctions are central symptoms in different neurological, developmental, and context-related conditions. The assessment of these functions is then essential in neuropsychological pediatric clinica...

    Authors: Amanda Guerra, Izabel Hazin, Jean-Luc Roulin, Didier Le Gall and Arnaud Roy
    Citation: Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica 2021 34:6
  17. Acculturation stress is associated with poorer physical and mental health and a lower level of psychological well-being. The causes of acculturation stress are diverse, but most are similar in the migrant popu...

    Authors: Alfonso Urzúa, Diego Henríquez, Alejandra Caqueo-Urízar and Vanessa Smith-Castro
    Citation: Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica 2021 34:3
  18. Attitudes play a central role in intimate partner violence against women and are related to its origin, to the responses of women who suffer violence, and to the settings where it occurs. In fact, these attitu...

    Authors: Victoria A. Ferrer-Perez, Andrés Sánchez-Prada, Carmen Delgado-Álvarez and Esperanza Bosch-Fiol
    Citation: Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica 2020 33:27
  19. Intellectual disability (ID) is a developmental disorder characterized by deficits in intellectual functioning and adaptive behavior. The fifth edition of the Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders

    Authors: Thais Selau, Mônia Aparecida da Silva, Euclides José de Mendonça Filho and Denise Ruschel Bandeira
    Citation: Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica 2020 33:26
  20. Employees’ perceived opportunities to craft (POCs) influence actual job crafting behavior, which may have consequences for their well-being and work performance. This study aimed to validate the perceived opportu...

    Authors: Rita Pimenta de Devotto, Clarissa Pinto Pizarro de Freitas and Solange Muglia Wechsler
    Citation: Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica 2020 33:21
  21. Evaluating patients in the acute phase of brain damage allows for the early detection of cognitive and linguistic impairments and the implementation of more effective interventions. However, few cross-cultural...

    Authors: Raira Fernanda Altmann, Karin Zazo Ortiz, Tainá Rossato Benfica, Eduarda Pinheiro de Oliveira and Karina Carlesso Pagliarin
    Citation: Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica 2020 33:18

    The Correction to this article has been published in Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica 2020 33:23

  22. In the present study, we aimed to integrate unidimensional and multidimensional perspectives of the construct of the fear of personal death (FOPD). It has been assumed that (a) there is one general factor of F...

    Authors: Jarosław Jastrzębski, Radosław Rogoza and Sławomir Ślaski
    Citation: Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica 2020 33:16
  23. There is no disease-specific instrument to measure the quality of life of significant others of cancer patients in Germany. In this study, we evaluated the reliability and construct validity of a German versio...

    Authors: Anna Tamara Ehmann, Cornelia Mahler and Nadja Klafke
    Citation: Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica 2020 33:15
  24. The Sociocultural Attitudes Towards Appearance Questionnaire (SATAQ) is one of the most investigated instruments for the evaluation of sociocultural pressure and internalization of the beauty standard, and it ...

    Authors: Clara Mockdece Neves, Juliana Fernandes Filgueiras Meireles, Fabiane Frota da Rocha Morgado, Ana Carolina Soares Amaral and Maria Elisa Caputo Ferreira
    Citation: Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica 2020 33:12
  25. The aims of this study were to evaluate the psychometric properties of the Copenhagen Burnout Inventory–Brazilian version (CBI-Br) in a sample of university professors and academic staff members of Brazilian p...

    Authors: Fernanda Ludmilla Rossi Rocha, Lilian Carla de Jesus, Maria Helena Palucci Marziale, Silvia Helena Henriques, João Marôco and Juliana Alvares Duarte Bonini Campos
    Citation: Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica 2020 33:11
  26. The Experiences in Close Relationships (Brennan et al, Attachment theory and close relationships, 1998) questionnaire is one of the most widely used measures of adult romantic attachment. Despite the advantages o...

    Authors: Mónica Guzmán-González, Diana Rivera-Ottenberger, Audrey Brassard, Rosario Spencer and Marie-France Lafontaine
    Citation: Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica 2020 33:9
  27. There has been scant research published regarding the assessment of depression in ethnic groups, and few studies have addressed the validation of scales for standardized assessment of depressive symptoms among...

    Authors: Lorena P. Gallardo-Peralta, Carmen Rodríguez-Blázquez, Alba Ayala-García and María João Forjaz
    Citation: Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica 2020 33:7
  28. Entrepreneurial behavior is of great importance nowadays owing to its significance in the generation of economic, social, personal, and cultural wellbeing. This behavior is influenced by cognitive and personal...

    Authors: Álvaro Postigo, Marcelino Cuesta, Ignacio Pedrosa, José Muñiz and Eduardo García-Cueto
    Citation: Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica 2020 33:6
  29. The holotropic mind perspective, an integral part of the framework of transpersonal psychology, has been considered a revolutionary approach to a certain spectrum of experiences in Non-ordinary states of consc...

    Authors: Daniela Martins Machado, Sheila Giardini Murta and Ileno Izídio da Costa
    Citation: Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica 2020 33:3
  30. Negative cultural beliefs about psychotherapy patients represent one of the barriers in the psychological help-seeking and treatment adherence. In Chile today, there is little research about specific beliefs t...

    Authors: Natalia Salinas-Oñate, María José Baeza-Rivera, Manuel Ortiz and Héctor Betancourt
    Citation: Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica 2020 33:2
  31. This study presents the adaptation of the Uncertainty Response Scale (Greco & Roger, Pers. Individ. Differ, 31:519-534, 2001) to Portuguese. This instrument was administered to a non-clinical community sample ...

    Authors: Mariana Lucas Casanova, Lara S. Pacheco, Patrício Costa, Rebecca Lawthom and Joaquim L. Coimbra
    Citation: Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica 2019 32:23
  32. STIs and HIV/AIDS are an important public health problem, transmitted by risky sex behaviours. In this context, it is necessary to identify protective factors, of those behaviours, as sexual self-concept. Sexu...

    Authors: Rodrigo Ferrer-Urbina, Geraldy Lorena Sepúlveda-Páez, Diego-Tomás Henríquez, Daniel Ignacio Acevedo-Castillo and Débora Alejandra Llewellyn-Alvarado
    Citation: Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica 2019 32:22
  33. The aim of this study is to adapt the multidimensional in-group identification scale (MGIS) to the Brazilian context by gathering evidence of its psychometric properties. A total of 663 people from two samples...

    Authors: Luana Elayne Cunha de Souza, Tiago Jessé Souza de Lima, Luciana Maria Maia, Ana Beatriz Gomes Fontenele and Samuel Lincoln Bezerra Lins
    Citation: Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica 2019 32:19
  34. Given that most young women with eating disorders do not receive treatment, implementing effective prevention programs is a public health priority. The Body Project is a group-based eating disorder prevention ...

    Authors: Ana Carolina Soares Amaral, Eric Stice and Maria Elisa Caputo Ferreira
    Citation: Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica 2019 32:13
  35. Several studies have focused on the assessment of students’ motivation because this construct is very important to understand students’ learning and how to enhance it. The Academic Self-Regulation Questionnair...

    Authors: Marta Gomes, Vera Monteiro, Lourdes Mata, Francisco Peixoto, Natalie Santos and Cristina Sanches
    Citation: Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica 2019 32:8
  36. This study evaluated the effects and impact of a multicomponent positive psychology program for health promotion of retirees. A quasi-experimental longitudinal design was used, and the baseline and end of inte...

    Authors: Helen Durgante and Débora Dalbosco Dell’Aglio
    Citation: Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica 2019 32:6
  37. Emotional intelligence (EI) has often been linked to improvements in professional performance. Indeed, generic competencies related to EI have been included in university curricula. However, learning EI involv...

    Authors: Raquel Gilar-Corbi, Teresa Pozo-Rico, Maria Luisa Pertegal-Felices and Barbara Sanchez
    Citation: Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica 2018 31:33
  38. The objective of this study was to obtain evidence of the convergent and factor validity of the Reduced Scale of Big Five Personality Factors (ER5FP), with 20 items, and of the Reduced Inventory of Big Five Pe...

    Authors: Jacob Arie Laros, Alexandre José de Souza Peres, Josemberg Moura de Andrade and Maria Fabiana Damásio Passos
    Citation: Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica 2018 31:32
  39. The aim of this study was to develop a scale to investigate the ways of coping with interpersonal situations considered difficult in the Brazilian university context. The items were based on the results of a s...

    Authors: Adriana Benevides Soares, Luciana Mourão, Fátima Almeida Maia, Humberto Claudio Passeri Medeiros, Marcia Cristina Monteiro, Roberta de Souza Nogueira Barros and Pedro Vítor Souza Rodrigues
    Citation: Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica 2018 31:24
  40. The Brief-COPE is an abbreviated version of the COPE (Coping Orientation to Problems Experienced) Inventory, a self-report questionnaire developed to assess a broad range of coping responses. Currently, it is ...

    Authors: Felipe E. García, Carmen Gloria Barraza-Peña, Anna Wlodarczyk, Marcela Alvear-Carrasco and Alejandro Reyes-Reyes
    Citation: Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica 2018 31:22
  41. There are few studies on parental socialization of positive emotions in adolescents and few instruments that measure these parental reactions. Therefore, we developed a new version of the Emotion Socialization...

    Authors: Eva Costa Martins, Fernando Ferreira-Santos and Liliana Meira
    Citation: Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica 2018 31:9
  42. Childhood experiences are considered to be of crucial importance in the formation of maladaptive schemas, according to Young’s concept. Although some schema questionnaires already exist for children, these ins...

    Authors: Christof Loose, Frank Meyer and Reinhard Pietrowsky
    Citation: Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica 2018 31:7

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