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The influence of technology as a mediator of the bonds between grandparents and grandchildren in contemporaneity

Grant number: 16/13849-2
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Master
Effective date (Start): November 01, 2016
Effective date (End): April 30, 2018
Field of knowledge:Humanities - Psychology
Principal researcher:Isabel Cristina Gomes
Grantee:Beatriz Rall Daró
Home Institution: Instituto de Psicologia (IP). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil


The contemporary Western world is going through a socio-historical moment called by some authors as postmodern. The constant search for pleasure as well as the exaltation of beauty, perfection and individualism, are some of its features. The emergence of information and communication technologies in this era demarcate new ways of working and subjectivity in postmodernity, which, in turn, designate different ways of relating between people, be it in a broader context of society, be it in more restricted context, as family and personal ties. This project seeks to look into the role of the elderly in the family with his reminiscences, remembrances and memories as a way of transmission of the psychic heritage to future generations, in contemporary times. From the Psychoanalysis with couples and families reference is possible to hypothesize that the presence of information and communication technology has the potential to intervene in the construction and maintenance of family ties, and may cause interference in the psychic transmission mode and affect, therefore, the place the elderly in the family, and even in society. Thus, this research aims to investigate how to build the relationship between the elderly and his grandson, in other words, first and third generations, in contemporary times, taking into account the inclusion of technology in today's links. This is because the grandson in a family is the most familiar with that technology element. The method adopted is the clinical and psychoanalytical, within a qualitative approach. Through semi-structured interviews, will be investigated four seniors and their grandchildren, adding all eight participants. Interviews will be conducted with the duo jointly, in order to investigate the link between them. The data analysis will be based on the psychoanalysis, what means that the transference and countertransference will be the conducting media analysis. (AU)

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DARÓ, Beatriz Rall. The influence of information and communication technology on the bond grandparents and grandchildren, in the contemporary: a contribution of links psychoanalysis. 2018. Master's Dissertation - Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Instituto de Psicologia (IP/SBD) São Paulo.

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