The Psychology of the Social

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Cambridge University Press, Aug 20, 1998 - Psychology - 285 pages
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The differences between individual and collective representations have intrigued social scientists since Durkheim. The social psychological theory of social representations has been one of the most influential theories in twentieth-century social science. The Psychology of the Social brings together leading scholars from social representations, discourse analysis, and related approaches to provide an integrated overview of contemporary psychology's understanding of social issues. The volume applies social psychology to the studies of social memory, ideology, media, and the self-concept. The contributors also demonstrate links between social psychology and developmental and educational psychology. Researchers and advanced students in the fields of social, developmental, and educational psychology, as well as sociologists, will find this to be a valuable resource.

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Introduction social representations in knowledge and language as approaches to a psychology of the social
Social knowledge as an issue in social psychology
The knowledge of social systems
Everyday knowledge in social psychology
Social attributions and social representations
The social construction of knowledge social marking and sociocognitive conflict
Social memory macropsychological aspects
Self as social representation
Social representations and ideology towards the study of ideological representations
Social representations and development experts and parents discourses about a puzzling issue
Social representations and media communications
The social representation of man in everyday speech
Social representations history and development of a field of research
The history and actuality of social representations
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Language and discourse as media for social psychology
The epistemology of social representations
Social representations discourse analysis and racism

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Uwe Flick is Professor of Qualitative Research in Social Science and Education at the Free University of Berlin, Germany. He is a trained psychologist and sociologist and received his PhD from the Free University of Berlin in 1988 and his Habilitation from the Technical University of Berlin in 1994. He has been Professor of Qualitative Research at Alice Salomon University of Applied Sciences in Berlin, Germany and at the University of Vienna, Austria. Previously, he was Adjunct Professor at the Memorial University of Newfoundland in St. John s, Canada; a Lecturer in research methodology at the Free University of Berlin; a Reader and Assistant Professor in qualitative methods and evaluation at the Technical University of Berlin; and Associate Professor and Head of the Department of Medical Sociology at the Hannover Medical School. He has held visiting appointments at the London School of Economics, the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales in Paris, at Cambridge University (UK), Memorial University of St. John s (Canada), University of Lisbon (Portugal), Institute of Higher Studies in Vienna, in Italy and Sweden, and at the School of Psychology at Massey University, Auckland (New Zealand). His main research interests are qualitative methods, social representations in the fields of individual and public health, vulnerability in fields like youth homelessness or migration, and technological change in everyday life. He is the author of "Designing Qualitative Research" (London: Sage, 2007) and "Managing Quality in Qualitative Research" (London: Sage, 2007) and editor of "The SAGE Qualitative Research Kit" (London: Sage, 2007), A "Companion to Qualitative Research" (London: Sage, 2004), "Psychology of the Social" (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1998), "Quality of Life and Health: Concepts, Methods and Applications" (Berlin: Blackwell Science, 1995), and "La perception quotidienne de la Sante et la Maladie: Theories subjectives et Representations sociales" (Paris: L Harmattan, 1993). As his most recent publications, he edited "The" "SAGE Handbook of Qualitative Data Analysis" (London: Sage, 2014) and wrote An "Introduction to Qualitative Research, fifth edn. "(London: Sage, 2014) and "Introducing Research Methodology - A Beginners' Guide to Doing a Research Project, second edn. "(London: Sage, 2015).

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