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Journal of Modern Foreign Psychology

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Reflective and creative use of symbolic means in play with social roles 47


Gonzalez-Moreno C.-X.
Interinstitutional Doctorate in Education, Universidad Iberoamericana de Puebla, Puebla, Mexico

Solovieva Yu.
PhD in Psychology, Director Master Program in Neuropsychological Diagnosis and rehabilitation, Faculty of Psychology, Autonomus University of Puebla, Puebla, Mexico

This study presents the analysis of an intervention, in which the play with social roles was used with the use of symbolic means for the development of symbolic function in a group of 18 preschool children from Bogot, Colombia. The experimental training method proposed by Vygotsky was used in the activity of play with social roles. The analysis is made before and after the participation of the group of children in the program designed to identify changes in the symbolic function at the levels: materialized, perceptive and verbal. An analysis of the role that is fulfilled, the rules and the use of symbolic means in the play is also made. It is concluded that the mediatization and the social situation of development that is generated in the play with the use of symbolic means make possible the development of the will, which is the most important feature of personality development.

Keywords: play; symbolic function; personality; activity; preschool development

Column: Developmental psychology


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