The anti-psychological action of the common sense.

Gaetano Iannella


In this paper we address the relationship between clinical psychology and common sense. This disciplinary matter, in fact, is often confused with the common sense, although, as we shall see, their purposes and actions are diametrically opposed.
One factor that makes this confusion can be found in the language used by clinical psychology: very often the clinical psychology uses not only technical terms but also words from everyday language. These words, however, assume more articulated and complex meanings if they are used in the clinical psychological frame. Other times, this share of terms with the common language leads to a simplification of psychological constructs and this empty the psychological constructs of their sense: in these cases the clinical psychological intervention ends up coinciding with common sense.

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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