Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica
Print version ISSN 0102-7972
GIAVONI, Adriana and TAMAYO, Álvaro. The psychological synthesis evaluated by the interactive model. Psicol. Reflex. Crit. [online]. 2010, vol.23, n.3, pp. 593-601. ISSN 0102-7972. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0102-79722010000300020.
The purpose of this article was to elaborate a model to evaluate the synthesis process resulting from the interaction which is established between opposing constructs, like gender schemas. In social psychology, the existence of opposites is possible to be detecting in contemporary theories, such as individualism versus collectivism and masculinity versus femininity. In all these themes, opposites assume both an oppositional and complementary attitude, but little relevance has been given to the process of synthesis. The Interactive Model was elaborated in an attempt to mathematically express the synthesis process and open up the possibility of studying human personality from a new perspective - the Psychological Synthesis.
Keywords : Interactive model; Personality; Psychological synthesis; Cognitive schemas; Dualism.