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The Second Cognitive Revolution And The Establishment Of Social Constructionism

Ye Haosheng   

  1. Institute of Psychology, Nanjing Normal University, Nanjing 210097
  • Received:2002-02-27 Revised:1900-01-01 Online:2003-01-15 Published:2003-01-15
  • Contact: Ye Haosheng

Abstract: The second cognitive revolution is a postmodern one and it results in the establishment of social constructionism. Social constructionism claims that : (1)knowledge is a product of social construction; (2)mental phenomena like personality, attitude, emotion etc. are not inside people but between people; (3) language is not straightforward expression of thought but a pre-condition for thought; (4) all forms of knowledge are historically and culturally specific; (5) psychologists should give more attention to the function of discourse and discursive analysis may be the basic method of psychology.

Key words: social constructionism, the second cognitive revolution, discourse, psychology

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