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versão On-line ISSN 1851-1686
Traditionally, psychology has not set its focuss on rural populations but on urban ones. Consequently, the characteristics and specificities of the people living in rural areas, particularly in the case of peasants, as well as the specific processes that occur in such contexts, have not received enough attention. Thus, striving to contribute to the development of rural psychology, this article aims to identify, classify and organize the papers related to these issues. In order to do this, we recovered and classified the scientific abstracts that address the topic in the PsycINFO database of the American Psychological Association. We conclude that the most part of the papers related to psychology and small farmers fall into three categories: 'Development and Production Practices', 'Health and Mental Health' and 'Social Psychology'. Besides, it draws attention the paucity of papers on 'Psychology of Education
Palavras-chave : Rural Psychology; Peasants; Small farmers.