Sociedade e Estado
versão impressa ISSN 0102-6992
ARRUDA, Angela. Theory of social representations and social sciences: transit and crossings. Soc. estado. [online]. 2009, vol.24, n.3, pp. 739-766. ISSN 0102-6992. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0102-69922009000300006.
This text intends to pinpoint the relationship between the psychosocial theory of social representations by Serge Moscovici and the social sciences, based on the characterization of this theory as an interpenetrative approach between psychology and sociology. Firstly, the transit between psychology-social psychology and sociology will be briefly presented as one of the elements that explain the intertwining of the Theory of Social Representations (TSR) and social sciences. Next, it will be indicated how this intertwining is present in Moscovici's approach and how the TSR cannot escape it. The author's argument is that the relationship between these two fields is based on the conception of the social in Moscovici's thought, which does not neglect the importance of psychological aspects for social facts as well. The text concludes with some examples of research works that illustrate this point of view.
Palavras-chave : theory of social representations; social sciences; crossings.