Psicologia: Teoria e Pesquisa
On-line version ISSN 1806-3446
DOISE, Willem. From social psychology to societal psychology. Psic.: Teor. e Pesq. [online]. 2002, vol.18, n.1, pp. 027-035. ISSN 1806-3446. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0102-37722002000100004.
The main factor that diferenciates social psychologists beyond the different scientific paradigms is their position in relation to the legitimacy and the necessity of a societal psychology. Its objective was and continuess to be articulate explanationss at the individual level and explanationss of social order, showing howw individuals dispose process that allow them to function in society, and complementarily how social dinamics, particularly interacionists, positionaals or of values general belief systems, guide the working of these processes.
Keywords : societal psychology; social representations; level of analyses; human rights.