Lahlou, Saadi and Abric, Jean-Claude (2011) What are the “elements” of a representation? Papers on Social Representations, 20 . 20.1-20.10 . ISSN 1021-5573
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A representation is usually described as an organized set of cognitive elements. But what are these elements? We discuss here the nature the “elements” of representations, starting from a seminal paper by Codol. Section 1 summarizes Codol’s formalism to describe the content and structure of representations: representations are made of “cognemes”. Section 2 demonstrates that cognemes, although necessary for description, cannot be considered final constituents of representations. Section 3 proposes rules of good practice to describe social representations.
|Additional Information:||© 2011 The Authors|
|Library of Congress subject classification:||B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
|Sets:||Departments > Social Psychology
Departments > Psychological and Behavioural Science
|Date Deposited:||14 Jun 2012 12:25|
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