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Image and speech about psychologists on the Internet

Grant number: 17/02239-1
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): March 01, 2017
Effective date (End): September 30, 2017
Field of knowledge:Humanities - Psychology - Social Psychology
Principal researcher:Alessandro de Oliveira dos Santos
Grantee:Laís Barbosa de Sousa Gomes
Home Institution: Instituto de Psicologia (IP). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil
Associated research grant:13/11199-2 - Action of the psychologist in theme of race/ethnicity relations: a study in Metropolitan Region of São Paulo, AP.JP


Internet can be considered as a virtual public sphere, capable of building a field of images and speeches spread by web portals such as blogs and social networks. In this project, the theoretical reference of Discursive Psychology will be used to analyze images and speeches referred to Brazilian Psychologists spread on the internet. National and Public Domain web portals (for example, from psychologists associations, Facebook, blogs, among others) will be analyzed, with an emphasis on the investigation of pictures, texts, comments and discussions from them that illustrate the image and the field of work related to the psychologists. It is expected to know which the virtual image is built about the psychologists in terms of gender, race-ethnicity and field of work. This study sets as a goal the contribution to the comprehension of how the "psy" images and speeches on the internet influence on the construction of the imaginary about this professional. (AU)

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