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Revista Colombiana de Psicología

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BARRERA, MADELEINE; CHAUX, ENRIQUE  and  TRUJILLO, DANIELA. The Best Perfumes Come in Small Packages? The Potential of Brief Interventions in the Educational Context. Rev. colomb. psicol. [online]. 2015, vol.24, n.2, pp.285-300. ISSN 0121-5469.

Recently, brief school interventions based on motivational theories and social psychology have been developed. These interventions, some 15 minutes in length, have demonstrated positive results in the long term in areas such as academic achievement and a positive school environment. This article reviews the objectives, characteristics, theoretical foundations, evaluations, and necessary conditions for their design and implementation. In general, the objective of these brief interventions is to transform beliefs, thoughts, or feelings concerning a particular segment of the student population that is considered to be at risk. Furthermore, these interventions seek to interrupt vicious circles by intervening at specific moments in recursive processes. Finally, this review analyzes their scope, implications, and limitations and suggests future research.

Keywords : intervention; education; social psychology; stereotype; academic achievement.

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