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Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica

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SA, Celso Pereira de. On the study field of social memory: a psychosocial perspective. Psicol. Reflex. Crit. [online]. 2007, vol.20, n.2, pp.290-295. ISSN 0102-7972.

The article proposes a conceptual circumscription of the field of social memory according to a psychosocial perspective. Firstly, one defined five basic unifying principles of the field of social memory in the manner that a social psychologist is proposed to see it. Secondly, such an unity is reinforced, by taking the expression "social memory" to designate the whole set of psychosocial phenomena of "memory in society". Thirdly, it is provided a mapping of the field in the seven instances of social memory with which it is believed that a social psychologist should deal.

Keywords : Social memory; social psychology of memory; collective memory.

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