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Avaliação Psicológica

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GRUBITS, Sonia  and  OLIVEIRA, Evelyn de. Scribbles and emotions: a new perspective on the development of drawing. Aval. psicol. [online]. 2020, vol.19, n.2, pp. 213-221. ISSN 1677-0471.

Drawing is a form of expression that goes far beyond pencil and paper. Many artifacts and materials have been used by man over time to record our history. By means of a bibliographical study, the aim of this work was to present a new theory about childish drawing called the Dynamic and Aesthetic Perspective. This perspective divides the development of childish drawing into stages, in the same way as the classical theories, however, differs from them when it proposes that the expression of emotional states through the child's scribble is already possible at around 2-3 years of age, in the phase called expressive scribbling. The scribble is more than the gesture's consequence; it is not motivated solely by motor pleasure and seems to be able to express emotional states. The Dynamic and Aesthetic Perspective functionally integrates biological, psychological, and social aspects into the description of a fluid process in the evolution of the drawing.

Keywords : Human development; Childhood; Psychology; Graphical stages; Childish drawing.

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