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Revista de la Asociación Española de Neuropsiquiatría

On-line version ISSN 2340-2733Print version ISSN 0211-5735


SANCHEZ VAZQUEZ, Vicente; GUIJARRO GRANADOS, Teresa  and  SANZ LOPEZ, Yolanda. Obsevation psychology in Spanish juvenile courts (1889-1975) (1): The structure of psychological examination. Rev. Asoc. Esp. Neuropsiq. [online]. 2005, n.94, pp.81-119. ISSN 2340-2733.

At the beginning of the 20th century Juvenile Courts were set up in Spain. The Juvenile Courts Law, promulgated in 1918, states the need of setting up Observation Homes run by specialised staff trained in juvenile experimental psychology. Tertiary Capuchin brothers took charge of these Juveniles homes, not without the opposition of the Institución Libre de Enseñanza. This second article deals with both the method and the psychotechnical tests and apparatus used in psychological examination. Finally, a description of the psychological types outlined in the 20thcentury will be examined.

Keywords : psychological evaluation; Juvenile Courts; juvenile delinquency; history of psychology.

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