Psicologia em Estudo
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SANTOS, Claudimara Chisté and ORTEGA, Antonio Carlos. The role of schemes in healthy elderly women's memory. Psicol. estud. [online]. 2012, vol.17, n.2, pp. 267-276. ISSN 1413-7372. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1413-73722012000200010.
The memory is typically studied by cognitive psychology and neuroscience. This research builds on a book by Piaget which is dedicated to the study of this phenomenon based on constructivist paradigms and it replicates one of his experiments, making an adaptation of the levels of analysis. The purpose that guided this study was to identify the role of schemas in a memory experiment in a broad sense, based on Piaget's theory. The six study participants who contributed at the time of the survey were aged between 61 and 67 years and had at least high school. (1) the adjustment of the levels of analysis met the classification of memory in the experiment, (2) it was possible to identify through the clinical method, the contribution of schemes constructed throughout life as a resource for information retrieval, which may contribute to future studies about intervention on the memory of the elderly.
Keywords : Memory; aging; constructivism.