La rappresentazione della professionalità dello psicologo in ambito giuridico. Un contributo di ricerca.

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[automatically translated] Although in recent years there has been an evolution and a systematization legislation on the psychologist's profession, but it has always been crossed by an image crisis. As stated Perussia (1994), the public image of the psychologist problem affects various aspects, such as: self-esteem and self-image by the professional, public expectations, role taken in working contexts, the availability of public funds, etc. . For these reasons, there are several research dedicated to this subject (Guest, 1948; Nunnally & Kittross 1958; Webb & Speer, 1985; Carli, 2001; Bosio, 2004). The data emerged from here highlight how, over time, have followed the psychologist performances marked on misinformation and confusion. Although psychology is a discipline associated with a single professional (eg. The difference between a psychoanalyst and business psychologist), it seems to persist a certain role stereotyping; these aspects weigh on its image and perception of its competence especially in comparison with other professionals. The most widespread stereotypes are those which tend on the one hand to identify the psychological profession with psychotherapy, through the representation of the psychologist linked exclusively to the suffering and to psychological problems; on the other those who tend to consider psychology as a discipline imprecise and subjective. The present study investigated the image and knowledge of the professional psychologist as part of a specific type of user, lawyers (one of the possible commissions of the psychologist working in legal contexts). In this regard, it is an ad hoc questionnaire was structured and has been administered to a sample of about 100 lawyers working in Sicily. The results will be compared with those obtained from interviews with other professionals.
Original languageItalian
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 2008

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