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Psicologia & Sociedade

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SA, Celso Pereira de. On social psychology in Brazil, among historical and personal memories. Psicol. Soc. [online]. 2007, vol.19, n.3, pp. 7-13. ISSN 1807-0310.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0102-71822007000300002.

This article involves a recollection of several facts and texts, as well as of lived experiences, that have fed the functioning of historical memories and the construction of personal memories along the forty years of the author's academic trajectory as a student and as a professor of Social Psychology in Rio de Janeiro. Through the reports of such memories, it seeks to characterize different phases and orientations in the development of Social Psychology in Brazil, specially in its relationships with Psychology and with human and social sciences, as well as to register some of the conditions - cultural, editorial, political - and individual characters that exerted influence in that academic process. Under the light of those memories, it still sustains that the evaluation, appropriation and articulation of contributions originating from Europe and from the United States led finally to the constitution of a Brazilian Social Psychology that is characteristically plural, critical and opposite to rigid disciplinary borders.

Keywords : Social Psychology; Social Psychology in Brazil; social memory; historical memory; personal memory.

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