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Subjetividad y procesos cognitivos

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ZANOTTO, Abel. Notes on a social representation of adolescence in the editorials of La Nación daily newspaper. Subj. procesos cogn. [online]. 2012, vol.16, n.1, pp.245-264. ISSN 1852-7310.

The concept of social representation, despite issues yet to solve, expresses a perspective that overcomes classic dichotomies in social psychology: individual/society, nature/ culture and knowledge acquisition as personal production or social imposition. The present contribution addresses the social construction of the representation of urban teens of the beginning of the century in complex intertwinement of youth-impulsivityalcoholism, in editorials of a newspaper in Buenos Aires. These secondary sources are appropriate to track these and other representations, as mass media dissemination and outreach are undisputed as well as their ability to set a public agenda that gathers concerns of a particular community and that emphasizes them through constant feedback.

Keywords : Social representation; Adolescents; Impulsivity and alcohol; Public agenda.

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