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BRASIL, Julia Alves et al. Psychosocial anchorage based on negatively valued feelings: social representations of gypsies. Psicol. rev. (Belo Horizonte) [online]. 2018, vol.24, n.2, pp. 616-637. ISSN 1677-1168.

Having as a reference the non-consensual approach of the Theory of Social Representations, this study aimed to investigate how the social representations and the affective dimension associated with the social object "Gypsies" among non-Gypsy population within the metropolitan area of Vitória-ES. Two complementary studies were developed with (1) 108 college students and (2) 10 subjects who linked feelings of negative assessment towards the Gypsies. Data collection was performed by applying a questionnaire and in-depth interview and the handling of the obtained information was processed with the help of SPAD-T and Alceste softwares. The results showed the (re)production of negative stereotypes linked to Gypsies and the affective dimension strongly marked by fear and aversion, core of prejudice and discrimination against Gypsies.

Keywords : Gypsies; Stereotypes; Social representations; Feelings.

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