Revista Interamericana de Psicología/Interamerican Journal of Psychology 2021-12-29T22:33:14-05:00 Fernando Andres Polanco Open Journal Systems <p>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<strong><em>.</em></strong></p> Intercultural Latin American research on abuse in couple relationships of young university 2021-09-06T10:21:24-04:00 Maricela Osorio Guzmán Carlos Prado Romero Mario Morales Navarro Horacio Maldonado Julio Cesar Carozzo Campos Luis Benites Morales Pablo Peralta <p>Dating or falling in love implies a romantic experience of bonding, commitment and support between the members of a couple within the framework of a socio-cultural context. This kind of relationship contributes to the psychosocial well-being providing people with socio-emotional development. However, in this dating period, many partners deal with situations of violence. The aim of current work was to analyze and to describe the presence, type and level of abuse in dating relationships in four Latin American countries. Method: the target group involved 1195 secondary, high school and university students aged 12 to 30 years from Argentina, Chile, Mexico and Peru. The Questionnaire Dating Abuse (CMN; Osorio-Guzmán, 2014), which contains 5 areas and α = 0.95, was applied. The study met the ethical standards of the American Psychological Association. Results: the proportion of participants was Argentina (22.9%), Chile (25.3%), Mexico (36.9%) and Peru (15%). The reliability of the instrument ranges from .93 to .95. It was found that more than 90% of the cases report low levels of abuse, and 21.5% reported family violence patterns. Conclusions: the naturalization of dating violence is verified, and it is considered essential to work on its denaturalization.</p> 2021-12-28T00:00:00-05:00 Copyright (c) 2021 Maricela Osorio Guzmán, Carlos Prado Romero, Mario Morales Navarro, Horacio Maldonado, Julio Cesar Carozzo Campos, Luis Benites Morales, Pablo Peralta Networks of scientific collaboration in the historiographic research of psychology in Latin America 2021-11-04T09:43:54-04:00 Jean Nikola Cudina Julio César Ossa Ana Maria Jacó-Vilela <p>This study aims to carry out an analysis of the scientific collaboration networks that are organized from the development of historiographical research in psychology in Latin America. For this purpose, the empirical corpus is the academic production of researchers who are members of the <em>Rede Iberoamericana de Pesquisadores em História da Psicología</em> (RIPeHP) [Iberoamerican Network of Researchers in Psychology History]. Bibliometric tools are used to map the networks and establish indicators of scientific collaboration. Specifically, co-authorship analysis is used to identify the visible and hidden academic communities that are formed from the dynamics of historiographical research in the region. The creation of the Network was made possible in part by the initiative of researchers from the history working group of the Interamerican Society of Psychology (SIP). This year the SIP celebrates seventy years of history since its creation in 1951. In the case of this study, we present information relevant to historiographical research and discuss the role of the SIP in promoting and contributing to the strengthening of the history of Latin American psychology</p> 2021-12-23T00:00:00-05:00 Copyright (c) 2021 Jean Nikola Cudina, Julio César Ossa, Ana Maria Jacó-Vilela The Role of Justice in the Relationship of Sexism and Violence Against Women 2021-11-05T16:33:10-04:00 Tamyres Tomaz Paiva Cicero Roberto Pereira <p>The application of the principles of justice is restricted in romantic relationships, contributing to the acceptance of violence against women. The objective was to analyze whether the perception of university students about the scope of justice will be the element that justifies the acceptance of violence against women. 305 university students participated. The results showed that the most sexist people, who also believe that the world is a fair place, are the ones that restrict the scope of justice application the most, that is, they perceive marriage as being excluded from that scope. Therefore, this study adds important data in studies on the role of the social context in legitimizing social inequalities.</p> 2021-12-28T00:00:00-05:00 Copyright (c) 2021 Tamyres Tomaz Paiva, Cicero Roberto Pereira Conceptions of rural in Latin American Psychology: a systematic literature review 2021-07-21T10:37:55-04:00 Kátya de Brito e Silva Jader Ferreira Leite Telmo Mota Ronzani Rafaela Toledo Dias Railan Bruno Pereira da Silva <p>Some challenges have permeated the approach of Latin American Psychology to rural contexts, such as theoretical gaps regarding the rural category. Thus, this article discussed the conceptions used by Latin American Psychology to define rural, based on its scientific production. To search for scientific articles that dealt with this theme, we used the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyzes (PRISMA) as a guide. Thus, the term “Psychology” and the Boolean descriptor and for the terms “rural area” and “rural population” were used, in Portuguese, English and Spanish, and in the following databases: PubMed, PsycINFO, Redalyc, Scielo, PEPSIC e LILACS. Narrative, systematic and meta-analysis reviews were excluded and empirical studies on the topic, written by psychologists in Latin American countries, were included, reaching a total of 89 articles. The results show a predominance of conceptions of physical-geographical sense. Despite this, an effort was identified to present and discuss the specifics of rural contexts. In this way, the importance of problematizing theoretical aspects about the concept of rural is emphasized, understanding that it is not just a place, but a category of theoretical reflection. </p> 2021-12-28T00:00:00-05:00 Copyright (c) 2021 Kátya de Brito e Silva, Jader Ferreira Leite, Telmo Mota Ronzani, Rafaela Toledo Dias , Railan Bruno Pereira da Silva Carlos Alberto Seguín Escobedo (1907-1995): A Peruvian as President of the Interamerican Society of Psychology 2021-08-12T17:48:40-04:00 Walter Arias Gallegos Miguel Gallegos Tomás Caycho-Rodríguez <p>In this article we present the life and work of Carlos Alberto Seguín (1907-1995), a renowned Peruvian psychiatrist, who disseminated the psychological knowledge and supported the development of psychosomatic medicine in Latin America, offering pioneering ideas in fields of social psychiatry and in psychotherapy based on psychoanalytic and existentialist perspectives. We provided an overview of his early years as a psychiatrist and psychoanalyst, followed by a discussion of his contributions in various events and professional organizations including the Interamerican Society of Psychology. Furthermore, we examined his academic career, his work publishing in peer reviewed journals, and later as an Editor.</p> 2021-12-28T00:00:00-05:00 Copyright (c) 2021 Walter Arias Gallegos, Miguel Gallegos, Tomás Caycho-Rodríguez Psychology in Latin America: A Qualitative Study of Commonalities and Singularities 2021-11-24T16:04:30-05:00 Andrés Consoli Iliana Flores Himadhari Sharma Joshua Sheltzer Miguel Gallegos Andrés Pérez-Acosta <p>Psychology in Latin America, its development, and main contributors have not received the attention they deserve among the scientific and professional English-speaking communities. The present study analyzes the contributions to psychology in Latin America made by the recipients of the Interamerican Psychology award in the Spanish or Portuguese category, granted by the Interamerican Society of Psychology. The award, instituted in 1976 and named Rogelio Díaz Guerrero since 2007, recognizes psychologists who have advanced the discipline as a science and profession in the Americas. To date, SIP has granted 26 such awards. This qualitative study identifies commonalities and singularities in the contributions made by the first 26 awardees. The commonalities were organized around three overlapping themes: social responsiveness, intersectionality of psychology and culture, and international engagement. The singularities were systematized into two overlapping themes: development of historically underdeveloped topics, and discipline transformations. Each theme is defined and illustrated accordingly. The commitment to advancing social justice and increasing the relevance of psychology in addressing social issues by the awardees as a whole stands out as an important characteristic of psychology in Latin America.</p> 2021-12-28T00:00:00-05:00 Copyright (c) 2021 Andrés Consoli, Iliana Flores, Himadhari Sharma, Joshua Sheltzer, Miguel Gallegos, Andrés Pérez-Acosta Psychological benefits of the person-nature relationship 2021-11-16T08:31:24-05:00 Constanza Hidalgo Camila Rumián Camila Saavedra Tania Uribe Anny Vidal Rodolfo E. Mardones <p>The literature reports different benefits of people's relationship with nature. However, for the field of psychology the evidence is partial and not integrated. Consequently, the aim of this paper is to understand the psychological benefits of people's relationship with nature from a systemic review of empirical articles indexed in the Wos, Scopus and Scielo database, between the years 2015 and 2020. We used the PRISMA model for the search, identification and suitability of the articles, which were analyzed in their bibliometric characteristics and thematic content. The main bibliometric findings show that articles produced in the United Kingdom and the United States predominate, conducted in urban natural environments using quantitative methodologies with the use of surveys and physiological measurements. Thematically, we distinguish five dimensions of psychological benefits: restoration of attention, restoration and/or reduction of stress, psychological well-being, mental health and psychosocial benefits. We argue that these benefits are articulated by an activity that mediates people's relationship with nature. We conclude by pointing out the relevance of future research in the Latin American context, the integration of mediating activities and the use of qualitative methodologies.</p> 2021-12-23T00:00:00-05:00 Copyright (c) 2021 Constanza Hidalgo, Camila Rumián, Camila Saavedra, Tania Uribe, Anny Vidal, Rodolfo E. Mardones Horacio Rimoldi J. A. and Scientific Psychology in Latin America 2021-09-29T10:16:17-04:00 María Andrea Piñeda Jorge Chavez Bidart <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Focusing on Dr. Horacio Rimoldi, a prominent member of the Interamerican Society of Psychology, this historical study describes the regular circulation of knowledge and training practices that he promoted between universities in Uruguay, the United States, Argentina and Puerto Rico between the early 1950s and 1970. The purpose of these actions was to strengthen the development of psychological science in Latin America at a time when the professionalisation of the discipline was taking place there. A considerable corpus of unpublished sources was recovered, making it possible to analyse more than 160 institutional documents and letters between academics. It describes the courses taught by Rimoldi and his attempts to organise a laboratory at the Universidad de la República de Uruguay, between 1951 and 1952. Also, between 1957 and 1969, collaborations with Universidad Nacional de Córdoba, Universidad de Buenos Aires, CONICET, Universidad de Puerto Rico, Sociedad de Psicología de Puerto Rico and Universidad de Loyola are documented. Dissimilar results were achieved, depending on the complex local contexts and institutional vicissitudes. The interactions highlight processes of professionalization and the constitution of academic centres oriented towards the development of psychology as a basic, autonomous science, close to the natural sciences, which seeks university education focused on research and open to the international agenda.</span></p> 2021-12-28T00:00:00-05:00 Copyright (c) 2021 María Andrea Piñeda, Jorge Chavez Bidart Review of the book History of Psychology in Latin America. A cultural approach. 2021-12-14T07:29:35-05:00 Fernando Ferrari <p>Review of the book History of Psychology in Latin America. A cultural approach.</p> 2021-12-28T00:00:00-05:00 Copyright (c) 2021 Fernando Ferrari El Congreso Virtual de la Sociedad Interamericana de Psicología 2020: Aportes de la Psicología ante la COVID-19 2021-12-15T13:33:55-05:00 Angélica María Lechuga Quiñones <p>El Primer Congreso Virtual de la Sociedad Interamericana de Psicología 2020: Aportes de la Psicología ante la COVID-19, sin duda, fue un gran reto de organización, de la Sociedad Interamericana Psicología y Universidad Carlos Albizu. Representó, un esfuerzo, ya que implicó contar con información sobre los efectos que la pandemia del COVID-19 ha provocado, o se han manifestado hasta el momento en la salud mental y el bienestar de la población en el mundo.</p> 2021-12-28T00:00:00-05:00 Copyright (c) 2021 amlechugaquiñones