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Fractal : Revista de Psicologia

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Abstract

PINHEIRO, Igor Reszka; CREPALDI, Maria Aparecida  and  CRUZ, Roberto Moraes. Got it?: understanding family transitions through the systems perspective. Fractal, Rev. Psicol. [online]. 2012, vol.24, n.1, pp. 175-192. ISSN 1984-0292.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1984-02922012000100012.

This theoretical essay presents the system theory as a mean to filter out the chaos in which family transitions occurs, by the use of images that summarize and disentangle its interactions. For this purpose, it was examined the foundations of systems theory, it was unraveled the basic transformations regarding individual cells and collective contexts and, finally, it was explained the most characteristics family transitions. The proposed reductionism losses are considered offset by the gains in clarity and objectivity that the illustrations provides for each process, facilitating their understanding, manipulation and association.

Keywords : Systems Theory; homeostasis; attractiveness; family transitions.

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