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Revista de Investigacion Psicologica

versión On-line ISSN 2223-3032


ORDONEZ SAAVEDRA, Gabriela A. Stereotypes on the psychologist and his impact on the search for professional help. Revista de Psicologia [online]. 2018, n.20, pp. 71-79. ISSN 2223-3032.

The research presented below deals with the stereotypes that the population has aboutthe Psychologist, their roles and functions and the influence of these stereotypes when seeking professional help in the city of La Paz. The qualitative method was used, using the Focal Groups as a technique for gathering information, which were divided by age group. It is important both for professionals in psychology, as for students and the population in general, to knowthe stereotypes that are handled, whether positive or negative, since this is the only way to expand the field of intervention of the psychologist and plan strategies to get closer more to the population. According to the results obtained, the existence of a relationship between stereotypes and the search for professional help can be evidenced, but it is also linked to other factors, and in this article an analysis is made of how those stereotypes and future recommendations could be changed studies regarding the subject.

Palabras clave : Professional help; stereotypes; focus groups; La Paz; age ranges.

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