Psychosocial construction of time and social change


  • Maritza Montero Universidad Nacional de Venezuela

Palabras clave:

Psicología Social, Cambio Social


This paper analyzes the psychosocial construction of the conceptions of time and social change, and their relation with the notion of progress set up by modernity as well as their contradictory aspects, considering their historicity as psychosocial and social phenomena. The social construction of the notion of time is discussed; it responds to social organization forms, thus turning the social changes into historical and temporal landmarks. The association between social changes and social movements is argued and the concept of progress is deconstructed. Finally, the importance of the idea of movement in the construction of time, change and progress concepts is pointed out; it is also explained how modernity imbued such notions with direction and goals, in the direction of an arrow, according to the prevailing interests, while modeling them in its own image and likeness.


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Montero, . M. (2000). Psychosocial construction of time and social change. Orientación Y Sociedad, (no. 2), p. 87–101. Recuperado a partir de