The Psychology of the Social

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The differences between individual and collective representations have intrigued social scientists since Durkheim. The social psychological theory of social representations has been one of the most influential theories in twentieth-century social science. The Psychology of the Social brings together leading scholars from social representations, discourse analysis, and related approaches to provide an integrated overview of contemporary psychology's understanding of social issues. The volume applies social ...

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Overview

The differences between individual and collective representations have intrigued social scientists since Durkheim. The social psychological theory of social representations has been one of the most influential theories in twentieth-century social science. The Psychology of the Social brings together leading scholars from social representations, discourse analysis, and related approaches to provide an integrated overview of contemporary psychology's understanding of social issues. The volume applies social psychology to the studies of social memory, ideology, media, and the self-concept. The contributors also demonstrate links between social psychology and developmental and educational psychology. Researchers and advanced students in the fields of social, developmental, and educational psychology, as well as sociologists, will find this to be a valuable resource.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521588515
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 8/20/1998
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 285
  • Product dimensions: 5.98 (w) x 8.98 (h) x 0.67 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword R. M. Farr; 1. Social representations in knowledge and language as approaches to a psychology of the social Uwe Flick; Part I. Social Knowledge as an Issue in Social Psychology: 2. The knowledge of social systems Mario von Cranach; 3. Everyday knowledge in social psychology Uwe Flick; 4. Social attributions and social representations Miles Hewstone and Martha Augoustinos; 5. The social construction of knowledge: social marking and socio-cognitive conflict Willem Doise, Gabriel Mugny and Juan A. Pérez; 6. Social memory: macrospyschological aspects Augustín Echebarriá Echabe and José Luis Gonzalez Castro; 7. Self as social representation Daphna Oyserman and Hazel Rose Markus; Part II. Language and Discourse as Media for Social Psychology: 8. The epistemology of social representations Rom Harre; 9. Social representations discourse analysis, and racism Jonathan Potter and Margaret Wetherell; 10. Social representations and ideology: towards the study of ideological representations Martha Augoustinos; 11. Social representations and development: experts' and parents' discourses about a puzzling issue Felice F. Carugati and Patrizia Selleri; 12. Social representations and media communications Carlo Michael Sommer; 13. The social representation of 'man' in everyday speech Lenelis Kruse; Part III. Social Representations: History and Development of a Field of Research: 14. The history and actuality of social representations Serge Moscovici.

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