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Psicologia: Teoria e Pesquisa

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FAVERO, Maria Helena. Psychological development, semiotic mediation and social representations: towards a theoretical and methodological integration. Psic.: Teor. e Pesq. [online]. 2005, vol.21, n.1, pp.17-25. ISSN 0102-3772.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0102-37722005000100004.

This paper attempts to analyze the integration of subjective, developmental and cognitive aspects of semiotic processes in a psychological context with the historical, institutional, and ideological grounding of sign systems in the sociocultural context. In this analysis, arguments against the mind/body dichotomy are reviewed, their implications examined and relations between the process of semiotic mediation and the theory of social representations are established. A psychosocial synthesis, providing both theoretical and empirical guidelines for Developmental Psychology, is proposed.. This is carried out through the integration of the analysis of speech acts in the study of personal paradigms, processes of developing conscious awareness and cognitive and metacognitive development.

Keywords : semiotic mediation; social representations; personal paradigms; speech acts.

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