Category: Estpsi

Can music contribute to the cognitive health of the elderly?

The aging of the population is a worldwide phenomenon. It is urgent to develop strategies to prevent or delay cognitive decline. The study presents the results of a research that sought to know the effects of musical activities on the elderly, indicating that music can contribute to cognitive health. Read More →

Evaluating alcohol use and adherence to an online intervention among college students

The use of the internet has facilitated the provision of health strategies. Despite favoring access to many people, adherence to the interventions is relatively low. This study evaluated factors associated with adherence to an online brief intervention on alcohol use among university students. Read More →

The impact of unemployment and psychological well-being

This study aimed to analyze the moderating power of unemployment time in the relationship between the value of work and psychological well-being. The results demonstrate that the time of unemployment associated with the intrinsic values of work can increase the experience of well-being and stabilize the negative affects caused by unemployment. Read More →

Mental health of the general population and health professionals during the COVID-19 pandemic

Aside from concerns regarding physical health, COVID-19 entails repercussions in mental health as well. The population in general and health professionals in particular have reported symptoms of depression, anxiety and stress. Rapid changes in routine and financial instability may also affect interpersonal relationships and psychological well-being. Read More →

Are there gender differences between the research productivity scholarships of the National Council for Scientific and Technological Development (CNPq)?

Research compares, by gender, distribution and scientific output of Brazilian faculty who are active in stricto sensu postgraduationand shows female prevalence in areas such as Humanities and Linguistics, Letters and Arts and male prevalence in Exact and Earth Sciences and Engineering; and gender differences in favor of men on research productivity scholarship. It concludes with a reduction of gender disparities in science. Read More →

School changed, now what?

School changes happen in the students’ lives. How do they deal with the challenges of leaving the known and facing the new? Accompanying children in the transition from elementary school, research revealed that students respond differently to school changes, according to the ecology of the schools of origin and destination. Read More →

Antisocial behavior have an impacting role in life of the children between 6 to 11 years

This study release the importance of the primary prevention and identification of the intervention priorities, focused, especially, on differences between sexes, contexts and population in children in preschool age, between six and eleven years, with antisocial behaviors. In this way, the prevention and intervention focus in an early age will provide the decrease of the delinquents and criminals behaviors in the future. Read More →

Discipline and motivation make difference for self-regulated learning

The study assesses learning strategies adoption by a sample of beginning college students, who formed four different self-regulated learning clusters. As conclusion, only highly regulated students cluster exhibited significantly higher scores for the achievement mastery motivational goal. Read More →

What is the satisfaction with life in long-living elderly from inter-generational domiciles?

The elderly population aged over 80 is the fastest-growing in Brazil and in the world. In the context of domiciles, the family role taken up by the elderly influences their humor and the preservation of functionality. To analyze this and other questions, the study investigated if the living arrangements (living alone, with one or two generations, or three generations) are associated with functional performance variables, satisfaction with life, humor, and social support in long-living elderly residing in the Federal District. Read More →

Why do people believe in conspiracy theories?

In contemporary society, people are confronted with events that threaten social order, such as terrorist attacks, wars and economic crises. Such events have been giving rise to conspiracy theories, which can be defined as explanatory beliefs used to understand the actions of groups or organizations that unite in a secret agreement and try to reach a hidden goal, which is perceived as illegal or malicious. Read More →