Anuario de investigaciones
versão On-line ISSN 1851-1686
ERAUSQUIN, Cristina et al. Psychologists in modelling, mental models and inter-institutional systems of activity: cognitive change and expansive learning. Anu. investig. [online]. 2010, vol.17, pp. 135-151. ISSN 1851-1686.
The study analyses the figures of psychologists that students of Psychology at Buenos Aires University have built, at the beginning and at the end of Undergraduate Professional and Research Apprenticeship, in 2008 and 2009. The aim is to appreciate the heterogeneity of experiences and the change of cognitions and attitudes through the shifts in mental models of future psychologists in training. Guided participation in communities of practice and the involvement in processes of internalization and externalization are important for the appropriation of mediating instruments and for the construction of professional competences. The factorial analysis demonstrates confiability of instruments of data collection and identifies representational systems. Strengths and challenges are embedded in the process of becoming professional psychologist. Data show enhancement in significant axes: perspectivism, interpersonal and psycho-social wefts, complex problems and activities, inter-agencies, specificity of Psychology and its joint with other sciences, aims, hypothesis, direction of interventions, multiplicity of tools, results and attributions.
Palavras-chave : Appropriation; Units of analysis; Shifts; Becoming professional.