A study of the social representation of war

Social cognition: perspectives on everyday understanding. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, The second is that everybody is in favor of peace so that knowing what people mean by Social Representations of War and Peace 6 peace helps us in no way to understand, and even less predict, their position towards war.

The same pattern is repeated for all the possible antonyms to central core elements. Living is dangerous: research challenges in social representations.

Social cosmology and the concept of peace.

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Moreover, while non-activists tended to converge toward more elementary representational aspects -loyalty, general rejection of war- the activists presented a more complex representation, able to include abstract components but also references to normative dimensions and behavior linked to the individual sphere.

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The making of the theory of social representations