Category: Press Release

How do an individual’s social network, self-monitoring and future orientation relate to ethical decision-making?

This research, from authors Ana Carla Bon, Roger James Volkema and Jorge Ferreira da Silva, represents a step forward to our understanding of ethical decision-making through the adoption of multiple and simultaneous factors, proposing an integrated theory of individual and situational factors influencing unethical decision-making. Read More →

Readings of Uncle Tom’s Cabin in Slaveholding Brazil

In nineteenth-century slaveholding Brazil, the edition in Portuguese of Uncle Tom’s Cabin attenuated its critical and transformative potentiality. The translator made interventions that allowed readers of the Lusophone world to conceive the end of slavery in a much more distant future. Read More →

How do subsidiaries build their networking sites in emerging economies, such as Brazil?

The study endeavors to answer the following research question: how do subsidiaries build their networking sites in emerging economies, such as Brazil? The objective of this article is to ascertain how subsidiaries build their networks within a host country that is an emerging economy. Read More →

Currency wars remain beyond the analytical reach of legal scholars in the age of globalization

“Currency wars”, which have dominated the media and the international political debate over the last few years, must be understood from a broad analytical framework, according to a study examining the so-called “war of 2010-2013” and other relevant aspects of the impacts over monetary policy. Read More →

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 →

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 →