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Estudos Interdisciplinares em Psicologia

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CORREA, Mariele Rodrigues  and  JUSTO, José Sterza. Workshop of Psychology: memory and narrative experience with elderly. Est. Inter. Psicol. [online]. 2010, vol.1, n.2, pp. 249-256. ISSN 2236-6407.

One of the roles allocated to the elderly is to be the collective memory of their social group, transmitting their cultural heritage. In our work with seniors, entitled "Workshop of Psychology", carried in the University for the Elderly (UNESP - Assis), we privilege a space in which these memories gain materiality and senses through polysemic narrative. In the workshops with a group of 30 seniors, we record the stories told that the word can be incorporated in the group and the university. For the elderly, the rescue of the past through the narrative experience provides a space for dialogue from their memories and reinterpretation of the past and present. To a psychologist, is the opportunity for a differentiated practice that seeks to remember to remember, but this is a political act of confrontation with the present, questioning the social role of older people today.

Keywords : memory; old age; psychology.

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