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Gerais : Revista Interinstitucional de Psicologia

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CUNICO, Sabrina Daiana; FARAJ, Suane Pastoriza; ARPINI, Dorian Mônica  and  VASCONCELLOS, Silvio José Lemos. Family dynamics and violence based on the analysis of the movie We need to talk about Kevin. Gerais, Rev. Interinst. Psicol. [online]. 2014, vol.7, n.2, pp. 156-163. ISSN 1983-8220.

The aim of this study was to analyze the issue of violence and family dynamics based on the analysis of the film "We need to talk about Kevin". The movie portrays the story of Kevin, an adolescent who plans and commits eleven murders in the school where he studied. Therefore, based on authors who talk about the issues presented and using the content analysis, was elected the following categories in the narrative of the film: 1) The Story of Kevin: the mother and child relationship; 2) Family context; 3) Adolescence; 4) Massacre. The analysis of the film highlights the need for maintaining a space for questioning the episodes such as that of Kevin, giving them the importance they certainly evoke.

Keywords : Violence; Family Relations; Adolescence.

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