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Psicología, Conocimiento y Sociedad

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FERREIRA, Arthur Arruda Leal et al. The dispersion of Psychology: from the epistemological debate to the study of a division of applied psychology. Psicol. Conoc. Soc. [online]. 2019, vol.9, n.2, pp.79-97.  Epub Dec 01, 2019. ISSN 1688-7026.

This paper will discuss the plurality or unity of psychology. We will highlight how this theme was projected in the francophone countries scenery over the past century. As counterpoint we will investigate the ways of articulation produced by psychological knowledges and practices through the recent Science, Technology and Society Studies, from Actor-Network Theory and from Political-Epistemology. We will examine the modalities of engagement that certain therapeutic techniques produce in the relation with diverse human actors and socio technical devices. These therapeutic techniques are being accompanied in UFRJ’s Division of Applied Psychology since 2010 through: the description of the artifacts present in certain therapeutic practices and of the devices present in those; interviews with people entering and under therapy, trainees, mentors and the ones responsible for the screening; and ethnographic observations in supervision sessions of diverse approaches. Through the obtained results, we will discuss the ways of connection of psi practices.

Keywords : Clinical devices; production of subjectivity; actor network theory; political epistemology.

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