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Infant development milestones during the three first years of life: a transdisciplinar

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Marcos Roberto Fontôni
Total Authors: 1
Document type: Master's Dissertation
Press: São Paulo.
Institution: Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Instituto de Psicologia (IP/SBD)
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Examining board members:
Leopoldo Pereira Fulgencio Junior; Leonardo Niro Nascimento; Gilberto Safra
Advisor: Leopoldo Pereira Fulgencio Junior

Understanding psychic development is the key to the prevention and treatment of the various psychopathologies. Some theoretical perspectives contribute to this understanding and, among them, psychoanalysis has a vast literature about what happens in emotional and social development during the first years of life, which is, in some cases, presented in phases or stages marked by specific events that indicate progress in child development. This material has been used over the years to construct assessment instruments of this development. However, there is a disbelief in the current health policy scenario as to the contribution that psychoanalysis can make to the field of mental health due to a supposed lack of empirical evidence for its theoretical propositions. Thus, this research is dedicated to listing the events that mark some advance (milestones) in the infant\'s emotional and social development from birth to 3 years of age according to the theory of child development formulated by Anna Freud. This material is then analyzed along with the milestones pointed by validated instruments for the assessment of child development in use now a days. The objective of this approach of psychoanalysis to the field of developmental psychology, through the assessment instruments, is to indicate possible contributions that psychoanalysis can offer regarding child development as well as the inverse from these assessment instruments (AU)

FAPESP's process: 17/03922-7 - Developmental marks in early infancy: a multidisciplinary aproach.
Grantee:Marcos Roberto Fontoni
Support Opportunities: Scholarships in Brazil - Master