Revista Interamericana de Psicología/Interamerican Journal of Psychology
The Interamerican Journal of Psychology (IJP) is published since 1967 by the Interamerican Society of Psychology. It is the policy of the journal to publish the current developments of Interamerican Psychology under both the theoretical and the applied and professional perspective; doing this, the journal aims to promote communication and cooperation among psychologists from the different Interamerican Countries.
- Environmental Psychology in Latin America: an analysis of open access scientific productionpor Raquel Farias Diniz el diciembre 22, 2023 a las 5:00 am
In order to elucidate the scenario of development and consolidation of Environmental Psychology in Latin America, we intend to discuss the dynamics and evolution of the area, through the characterization of scientific production in the format of scientific articles published in open access journals. Therefore, a bibliometric study was carried out, using the SciELO, PEPSIC and RedALYC databases and the descriptor: environmental psychology. In total there were 304 articles, published between 1994 and 2021, that met the inclusion criteria. As main results, the leading role of Brazil in Latin American psycho-environmental production was evidenced, since the most frequent language in publications is Portuguese (51.8%), the most used magazines (58.7%) and the institutions that concentrate the largest number of authors (52.8%) are Brazilian. Next, Mexico stood out, also pointed out as a pioneer pole of EP in LA. Among the other countries, the third precursor center of the continent -Venezuela- had a smaller participation compared to Colombia, Argentina and Chile, which have been gaining ground in scientific production in the area. From the findings, considerations are made on the factors associated with these variations and notes on the BP in the region.
- Herbert C. Kelman and Peace Psychologypor Walter Lizandro Arias Gallegos el diciembre 22, 2023 a las 5:00 am
This article reviews the life and work of Herbert Kelman (1927-2022), one of the most influential social psychologists of the 20th century and of the present century. His theories have had a favorable impact on the resolution of international conflicts, based on experimental evidence and his intervention in various international events in the Middle East and other parts of the world. In addition, he was one of the leading promoters of the psychology of peace and published a wide variety of a well-received articles, book chapters, and books in the field of social psychology. He also was president of the Interamerican Society of Psychology (ISP) between 1976 and 1979, with a display of functions that are the object of our analysis. For all these reasons, Kelman is an author, whose work deserves to be reviewed and analyzed on the occasion of his recent death, to give continuity to his ideas and his contributions in the field of conflict resolution.
- The ethical-political role of the Community Health Workers' job in a Vulnerable Territory: contributions of participatory researchpor Carlos Roberto Castro-Silva el diciembre 22, 2023 a las 5:00 am
The consolidation of the Brazilian Unified Health System (SUS) principles requires innovative interventions and strategies, highlighting the proposal of the Family Health Strategy (FHS) as reorganizer of the health system. Although it is important to emphasize the mediation position occupied by Community Health Workers (CHW), such a position must be problematized considering the sociohistorical and cultural context in which these professionals work, especially when faced with the social determinations of health. The objective of this study was to reflect on the role of affectivity and ethical politics in the practices of the CHW. Based on participatory research, made feasible by a management group, participant observation recorded in field diaries and interviews, we point out aspects of intersubjectivity developed in the territory. According to the results, the potential for action of these professionals is related to the construction of spaces for welcoming and listening, which promote a critical and reflective awareness, capable of denaturing the suffering triggered by social exclusion. The main challenge is to value the friendship developed in the territory as a political exercise.
- Community psychosocial practices carried out by victims of Colombian armed conflict. Literature Reviewpor Paula Vanessa Sánchez Agudelo el diciembre 22, 2023 a las 5:00 am
The article presents a literature review on community psychosocial practices undertaken by victims to face the damages within the framework of the Colombian armed conflict, documented since 2011. The literature review was conducted through the SCOPUS, CEPAL, DIALNET, JSTOR databases, where 110 documents were found, of which were analyzed using the coding process suggested by Grounded Theory. The results are presented into three major trends, as a result of selective coding. The first trend is the relational dimension that underlies all psychosocial action processes, the second is the identification of the most frequent and infrequent audiences of these processes and the consequences thereof, and the third is a constant interrogation of the institutional role in psychosocial action processes. These results are critically reflected upon in the discussion, highlighting the importance of collective coping, and suggesting a narrative perspective as an approach to address the identified issues.
- English System Justification in the Social Explanation of the Violence against Minoritized Groupspor Karla Santos Mateus el diciembre 22, 2023 a las 5:00 am
Violence against minoritized groups continues to be pervasive despite social norms prescribing nonviolence because it is legitimized in democratic societies. It is likely that, when individuals are faced with the occurrence of violence within their social environment, they justify it because the individuals tend to perceive and defend all social events as just, legitimate, and necessary. We addressed this possibility in two experimental studies in which we manipulated the minoritized group victim of violence (black vs. women vs. gays vs. control). In Study 1 (N= 104), participants blamed more women for their own victimization; blamed the perpetrator less when the victim was black people and depicted homophobic violence as a social issue similar to general violence in society. Study 2 (N = 217) went further by showing that these effects occur especially when participants were asked to respond as thought by society. We discuss explanations for violence as examples of individuals’ tendency to justify the social system and provide new insights for the secondary victimization research.