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Psicologia USP

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MANDELBAUM, Belinda. On the field of Social Psychology. Psicol. USP [online]. 2012, vol.23, n.1, pp. 15-43. ISSN 0103-6564.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0103-65642012000100002.

The field of Social Psychology is presented as a fertile territory, in contemporary times, to be constituted as a laboratory for the production in Human Sciences as, in the 20th. Century, the social took increasingly a path towards the psychological. In this field, our struggle is around the way we understand the hyphen that is pressuposed in the psycho-social integration. The author proposes that, between the psychological and the social, the hyphen dominates, as it is the proper relational essence that is inherent to each of these elements. She suggests that the model proposed by Freud to understand man and his circumstances imbricates in an undissociable way the psychological and the social, onthogenesis and phylogenesis, with a potency that had an impact on the whole field of Human Sciences. Psychoanalysis is an hermeneutic instrument to collaborate in the elucidation of social phenomena. The author uses images constructed by Freud and Walter Benjamin and poems of Carlos Drummond de Andrade to strenghten the understanding of the psycho-social hyphen both in its multidimensional action and organization. inglês.

Keywords : Social Psychology; Psychoanalysis; Memory; Raparation.

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