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Psicologia Clínica

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ROSA, Débora Cristina Joaquina; LIMA, Daiane Marcia de; PERES, Rodrigo Sanches  and  SANTOS, Manoel Antônio dos. The concept of collective imaginary in its psychoanalytic sense: an integrative review. Psicol. clin. [online]. 2019, vol.31, n.3, pp. 577-595. ISSN 0103-5665.

The objective in this study was, through a review of literature, to map and critically analyse the Brazilian scientific production, published in the form of articles, about the collective imaginary in its psychoanalytical sense. An integrative review was undertaken by consulting the databases PEPsic and SciELO-Brazil, without time limit. The identified references were selected, and two reviewers evaluated them independently, according to a set of analytic dimensions. The corpus consisted of 17 references, which discussed the collective imaginary of several populations, concerning different phenomena with some variations in terms of data collection and analysis strategies. In addition, the references have shed light on a range of unconscious imaginative productions that give rise to or represent the onset of actions in the external world. Hence, this study highlights the plasticity of the collective imaginary concept in its psychoanalytical sense to capture a range of psychological processes which are, at the same time, individual and social.

Keywords : collective imaginary; psychoanalysis; literature review.

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