"Embodied social representation"
, in Journal for the Theory of Social Behaviour, Wiley, Seite(n) 1-7, 2016
Embodied social representation
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In this paper I emphasize that Social Representation Theory is compatible with the embodied mind-approach and discuss problematic areas diagnosed by O'Connor (this issue) in the foregoing paper. Referring to Moscovici's (1976/2008) conceptualisation I suggest four areas where the 'missing link' between body and representation can be found: The role of overt behaviour and action as part of social representation, social objects as an extension of concerted interaction among group members, body-related metaphor as a propositional format of objectification, and the habitual, ingrained character of some behaviours. I conclude by showing that social representing is an embodied process already by definition.