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Event #32

Alfio Maggiolini

From Being Kids “Against” to Being Responsible Ones

Transgressive behaviour is typical of adolescence. Anti-social, smug, tough, impulsive adolescents run against educational norms established by adults, and end up challenging the laws that regulate social relations. Such behaviour is not just the expression of a lack of control or empathy, of an absence of shame or guilt feelings; rather, it is above all a manifesto of intentions, an appeal to the culture of adults. Kids “against” have lost faith in the idea that adults can help them to grow, and seek solidarity in their peers. Rules won’t help them, but a commitment on the part of adults who can guide them in what they need to grow will. 


Alfio Maggiolini

is a psychotherapist and a professor of Psychology of the Life-Cycle at the Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca. He is also director of the graduate programme in Psicoterapia psicanalitica dell’adolescenza e del giovane adulto Arpa d-Minotauro in Milan, and coordinator of the psychology team for the juvenile correctional services in Lombardy. His publications include: Ruoli affettivi e adolescenza (Unicopli, 1991); Mal di scuola (Unicopli, 1994). He has also written Counseling a scuola (1997); Adolescenti trasgressivi, with E. Riva (1998), and edited Adolescenti delinquenti (2002); Sballare per crescere? La prevenzione delle droghe a scuola (2003); Manuale di psicologia dell’adolescenza (2004); Preadolescenza e antisocialità (2005), all of which published by Franco Angeli. His most recent book is Senza paura, senza pietà (Cortina, 2014).

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