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Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica

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LYRA, Maria C. D. P.. The EEA model: definitions, unit of analysis and possible applications. Psicol. Reflex. Crit. [online]. 2007, vol.20, n.1, pp.87-95. ISSN 0102-7972.

We present the empirical characteristics of the EEA model, applied to study the development of the mother-infant communication process and the emergence of the self. We introduce the definitions, unit of analysis, and suggested applications. This model integrates three developmental patterns of organization of the mother-infant communication system: establishment, extension and abbreviation (EEA). We present the basic concepts (process, irreversible time, historicity, system of relationships, individual, and "virtual reality") and the two theoretical-methodological perspectives giving support to the model, Dynamic Systems and Dialogism, principally from Bakhtin's approach.

Keywords : Developmental process; mother-infant; dynamic Systems; dialogism; self.

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