The emergence of the alternative metric that can make the measurement of world academic production more fair and egalitarian

The growing use of social networks for various purposes, including the dissemination of scientific communication, has required the creation of a new method of measuring and analyzing the flow of information in these environments. Altmetria emerged as a subarea of Metrics Information Studies to meet this need, and can complement traditional methods of evaluation, thus making it more fair and egalitarian. Read More →

Outsourcing and precariousness of work in the social assistance policy

This paper presents the work conditions of psychologists hired by private organizations to work at the Sistema Único de Assistência Social (Unified System for Social Assistance). Among other things, it concludes that this “outsourcing” process has been allowing temporary contracts, high turnover rates, late payment of salaries, dismissal of large groups of employees and lack of continuing education, which impacts the health of the workers and the quality of the services offered. Read More →

Medical practice precariousness at the Unified Health System — SUS

The medical practice in the Unified Health System is a study topic published in the journal Estudos de Psicologia (Campinas), which reveals the working conditions of these professionals and the impacts on personal health, analyzed through interviews and self-confidence. Read More →

Research presents ways against the social marginalization of Italians and foreigners

Model created from research in Italian community indicates possible ways to face problems of social marginalization, with actions focused on the work of social integration, which aims to encourage in the residents of this community, a leading role based on the development of cognitive skills, empowerment of necessary information, in the encouragement of self-worth, self-esteem and autonomy, with education as the basis. Read More →

Pregnant women modify the labor progress when use warm bath and Swiss ball

Research demonstrates the use of warm shower and perineal exercises with Swiss ball alone or combined during labor improves fetal well-being, stimulates uterine contractions, reduces labor time and accelerates progression to outcome in normal birth. Read More →

Lines that do not meet? Different perspectives of psychology upon organizations and work

Is it possible to attach a single label to the different approaches and professional practices of Psychology regarding work? Are there irreconcilable differences between psychology approaches, for example, an approach with a concentrated focus on management and another focused on the health of workers? Read More →

Temporal worlds within and beyond the colonial legacies of linear time

This special issue of Contexto Internacional engages coloniality through the perspective of time. The contributors go beyond highlighting the importance of temporality for critique by both developing the conceptual critique of historicism and exploring ways of relating past, present, and future that coexist with, displace, and challenge the colonial legacies of linear time. Read More →

Study shows that malocclusion has a negative impact on adolescents’ quality of life

A study carried out at Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG) has shown that malocclusion (badly positioned teeth) may affect adolescents’ quality of life in a negative way. According to what was reported by parents and caregivers, youngsters with more serious alterations show more impaired aspects of emotional and social well-being than individuals without alterations or with minor ones. Read More →

Study proposes fruition as a new attribute of information representation for works of contemporary art

It discusses information and art starting from the books of artists, from the collection of the Núcleo de Arte Contemporânea da Paraíba (NAC/UFPB), analyzing the performance of CI through the representation of information, in a collaborative working relationship between professionals. The representation of information could help in the treatment and organization of information, softening the complexity of these objects in the face of their possibilities of abstraction and fruition. Read More →

Research analyzes use of TRS in organizational studies

Bibliometric research analyzes the use of Social Representation Theory (SRT) in Organizational Studies (OS). We investigated 90 papers published in journals and scientific events from 2001 to 2014. The results indicate that the use of SRT in OS is incipient, superficial and presents theoretical and methodological inconsistencies. Read More →