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CHRISOSTOMO, Maria; MOREIRA, Jacqueline; GUERRA, Andréa  and  KYRILLOS NETO, Fuad. Psychoanalytical research on social phenomena: a few considerations. Psicol. rev. (Belo Horizonte) [online]. 2018, vol.24, n.2, pp. 645-660. ISSN 1677-1168.

This article proposes a brief reflection on the relation between psychoanalysis and science, in order to consider the possibilities of intervention of the former in researches that surpass clinic. We observed that psychoanalysis, as much as science, presents itself in a dubious manner: on the one hand, it is an inheritor of modern science; and, on the other hand, it proposes a subversion of the subject through the logic of the unconscious. The object of psychoanalytical investigation is the subject who speaks. Therefore, it is necessary to seek precision in the language realm and organize phenomena based on the hypothesis that the unconscious is structured as the language. The perspectives to think the psychoanalytical research owe fidelity to signifiers, being possibly surprised by their captures and escapes. We conclude that the emphasis on singular apprehension of reality, which is made present in social facts, is the base for the methodological orientation of psychoanalysis applied to social phenomena.

Keywords : Research; Psychoanalysis; Society; Subject; Language.

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