La funzione del senso comune nell’intervento dello psicologo clinico. Note sul lavoro di Sergio Salvatore: “Questioni intorno allo sviluppo della professione psicologica”.

Renzo Carli, Rosa Maria Paniccia


The notion of common sense is critically analyzed based on some notes by Salvatore on the limits of the development of psychological profession. From the philosophical definition of the construct, common sense is reformulated within psychoanalytic theory and defined as a process of collusion regarding affective symbolizations by which a social group emotionally shapes the different aspects of experience. Common sense thus becomes something prescribing emotions within coexistence. The failure of collusion, in terms of discrepancy between emotions experienced in the context of specific events and emotions prescribed by common sense, provides the model which may lay the foundations for an original and specific intervention methodology of the clinical psychologist, moving psychological practice away from its problematic contiguity with common sense.


common sense; collusion; analysis of demand; affective symbolization.

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Rivista di Psicologia Clinica. Teoria e metodi dell'intervento

Rivista Telematica a Carattere Scientifico Registrazione presso il Tribunale civile di Roma (n.149/2006 del 17/03/2006)

ISSN 1828-9363