Uma análise do progresso científico da Cognição Social à luz da perspetiva do “novo Experimentalismo”


  • Leonel Garcia-Marques Faculdade de Psicologia, Universidade de Lisboa
  • Teresa Garcia-Marques ISPA- Instituto Universitario



novo experimentalismo, cognição social


A Cognição Social é uma abordagem conceptual e empírica que tenta explicar os fenómenos psicossociais através das estruturas e dos processos cognitivos que lhe são subjacentes. Esta abordagem com a sua génese nos anos oitenta, tem contribuído para a compreensão da mente do ser humano, tomando-o como um ser eminentemente social. Neste artigo procuramos debater a sua contribuição para o progresso científico na conceção da abordagem epistemológica do “novo experimentalismo”, que caracteriza este progresso como o resultado da acumulação de “bons paradigmas experimentais”. Exemplificamos o tipo de paradigmas experimentais, que se definem como “bons paradigmas” na Cognição Social, focando o paradigma das Correlações Ilusórias na perceção de grupos humanos; o paradigma da Mera-Exposição, o paradigma de Supressão de Pensamentos; e o paradigma do Estado de Espírito como Moderador do Processamento Cognitivo.


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Garcia-Marques, L., & Garcia-Marques, T. (2021). Uma análise do progresso científico da Cognição Social à luz da perspetiva do “novo Experimentalismo”. PSICOLOGIA, 35(1), 49–60.




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