The Research Group for Social Studies in Science and Technology (GESCIT) is a research group that has a solid theoretical and methodological background in the field of social psychology of science and scientific knowledge and, more specifically, the study of technoscientific innovations. From the experience in this field, on the one hand, we highlight two funded projects focused on the analysis of the psychosocial factors that influence the diffusion, projection and social impact of the spanish scientific activity; on the other hand, two projects focused on the impact of technological innovations in user organizations and their impact on the virtualization of the institutions. In this sense, one of the concerns of the research group is precisely the role that the technoscience has in the dynamics of transformation and social control.

General Objectives

  • Analyze the role of technoscience in the transformation and development of contemporary social formations.
  • Knowing the social perception of science and technology.
  • Identify the psychosocial processes involved in understanding and implementing the technoscientific innovations.

Areas of interest

  • Power relations and practices of freedom in the socio-technical networks of the contemporary societies.
  • Virtualization of the institutions and new social formations.
  • Transformation of the technologies of assistance and new forms of care.
  • Technologies of control and new penal forms.
  • Virtualization of the collective action.
  • Technoscientific development and new spatial and temporal configurations.
  • Public disputes and citizen participation in the society of knowledge.
  • Analysis of scientific networks.
  • Social perception of the science.