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CRUZ, Robson Nascimento da  and  STRALEN, Cornelis Johannes van. Knowledge production in Brazilian social psychology: a descriptive study from the Journal of Psychology & Society, 1986-1992. Psicol. Soc. [online]. 2012, vol.24, n.1, pp.227-239. ISSN 0102-7182.

With the objective of helping the comprehension of the recent Brazilian Social Psychology history, we present the first part of the survey, aimed at describing some aspects that go through its scientific and social organization, which happened from one of its main means of communication, the periodical Psicologia & Sociedade (Psychology & Society): a magazine from the Brazilian Association of Social Psychology (ABRAPSO). For that, we analyzed the works published between the years 1986 and 1992. Thus, the total of 277 works, distributed in 10 magazines, constituted our survey source. The institutional and geographic origin of the authors, the authorship pattern, the type and themes of the published works, the methodology and the places where investigations and interventions took place were examined. Finally, the identification of the transformations as well as the patterns of the area functioning, and some of its determiners, are presented.

Keywords : history of Brazilin social psychology; social psychology; history of social psychology; scientific community.

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