Psicologia & Sociedade
versão On-line ISSN 1807-0310
RODRIGUES, Heliana de Barros Conde. Social Psychology as a specialty: paradoxes of the Psychologist's world. Psicol. Soc. [online]. 2005, vol.17, n.1, pp. 83-88. ISSN 1807-0310. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0102-71822005000100013.
The article problematizes the creation process of a specialty in Social Psychology. Unlike other fields of our professional area, Social Psychology was until recent seen as immune to the constitution of speciality. The study is based on the concepts of Institucional Analysis, such as Weber Effect, Lukács Effect, intervention field and analysis field. Such concepts are used as tools in order to appreciate the recent history of the Social Psychology in Brazil and the official definition of Social Psychology as a specialty.
Palavras-chave : Social Psychology; specialty; Institutional Analysis.