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Subjetividad y procesos cognitivos

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PLUT, Sebastián. Applicability and scope of the concept of philogenesis in psychoanalysis. Subj. procesos cogn. [online]. 2012, vol.16, n.1, pp.148-177. ISSN 1852-7310.

The author examines the concept of phylogenesis, insofar as it has been developed in psychoanalytic theory, in order to study its scope in the explanation of the psychological fundamentals of social representations. The layout of this work consists in 5 sections: a) social representations concept synthesis according to different authors´ perspectives, b) brief reference to the phylogenetic hypothesis from a biological standpoint, c) presentation of Freud's main views on the mentioned hypothesis, d) exposition of Maldavsky's revision and concept recuperation, e) synthesis and conclusions. The article is supplemented with an Annex, somewhat extended, which includes a list of Freud quotes on phylogenesis. This inclusion (as regards extension and insertion) is justified because it composes the sample of the present study (although it can also be taken advantage of as state of the art by another researcher).

Keywords : Social representations; Phylogenesis; Recapitulation theory; Id; Mass psychology.

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