Ensino da psicologia e da psicologia da carreira: o presente e implicações futuras

Translated title of the contribution: Teaching psychology and career psychology: present and future implications

SÍliva Marina Amado Cordeiro, Bruna Regina da Silva Rodrigues, Cátia Margarida da Cunha Marques, Maria do Céu Taveira de Castro Silva Brás da Cunha, Íris Martins Oliveira, Ana Daniela dos Santos Cruzinha Soares da Silva, Maria Cristina Queiroz da Costa Lobo Miranda

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The article analyzes the teaching of Career Psychology in Portugal, taking the more general panorama of Psychology teaching into account. Psychology educational offers of 31 nationalhigher education institutions were identified, from which 12 were public and 19 were private.Curricular units whose designations included vocational or career words and/or covered relatedthemes in their programatic contents were considered in this study. Descriptive statistics resultsindicated the existence of 89 higher education degrees in Psychology in Portugal, across the threestudy cycles, but only 49 degrees covered topics dedicated to Career Psychology. In particular,there were 16 curricular units in undergraduate study plans, 18 in master degree programs, 13in integrated master degree programs and two in doctoral curricula. The thematic analysis of thecurricular units enabled identifying the teaching subjects, such as Career Psychology theories,processes and interventions. The current situation of Psychology teaching in Portugal is discussed, and implications for future perspectives and of Psychology teaching in Portugal, namelyCareer Psychology, are considered.
Translated title of the contributionTeaching psychology and career psychology: present and future implications
Original languagePortuguese
Pages (from-to)40-55
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Externally publishedYes


  • Higher education
  • Psychology
  • Career
  • Vocational
  • Portugal


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