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Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica

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BRANDAO, Lenisa; SMITH, Vivian; SPERB, Tania Mara  and  PARENTE, Maria Alice de Mattos Pimenta. Intergenerational narratives. Psicol. Reflex. Crit. [online]. 2006, vol.19, n.1, pp. 98-105. ISSN 1678-7153.

This article reviews studies on the narrative production of children and senior adults, focusing on intergenerational studies. Demonstrates the relevance of storytelling in child development and the adult's role in this context. Situates senior adults as privileged interlocutors for children, presenting studies that demonstrate narrating as a fundamental activity in this stage of life. The interaction between children and senior adults has been studied to verify and change the perception of one group upon the other. However, the altruistic proposal seems to prevail, instead of an interactionist conception that would make the most for both. There seems to be, however, a tendency for intergenerational programs to emphasize an altruistic perspective instead of an interactionist one that would be to the advantage for both. This paper emphasizes the relevance of some intergenerational programs that value and promote the aptitude of storytelling in senior adults, discussing Brazilian initiatives in this area.

Keywords : Intergenerational narratives; aging; children.

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