This article describes Cosa Nostra bosses’ psychological characteristics starting from research data collected over almost twenty years (1994–2013). Through the use of fragments of interviews to justice collaborators and their wives, children, and sisters-in-law, we analyze the boss’ role and relational context. This article also reports the results of a recent research on the relationship between boss and white-collar workers, carried out through the analysis of environmental tapping recorded at a famous Sicilian Mafia boss’ house: Giuseppe Guttadauro. This research highlights the psychological diversity the relationship between boss and white-collar worker is based on. The analysis of environmental tapping transcriptions has also allowed discovery of the main relational modalities used by the boss and white-collar worker in their conversations.

Giordano, C., Lo Verso, G. (2015). The Mafia Boss Yesterday and Today: Psychological Characteristics and Research Data. WORLD FUTURES, 71(5-8), 137-152 [10.1080/02604027.2015.1113766].

The Mafia Boss Yesterday and Today: Psychological Characteristics and Research Data

GIORDANO, Cecilia;LO VERSO, Girolamo
2015

Abstract

This article describes Cosa Nostra bosses’ psychological characteristics starting from research data collected over almost twenty years (1994–2013). Through the use of fragments of interviews to justice collaborators and their wives, children, and sisters-in-law, we analyze the boss’ role and relational context. This article also reports the results of a recent research on the relationship between boss and white-collar workers, carried out through the analysis of environmental tapping recorded at a famous Sicilian Mafia boss’ house: Giuseppe Guttadauro. This research highlights the psychological diversity the relationship between boss and white-collar worker is based on. The analysis of environmental tapping transcriptions has also allowed discovery of the main relational modalities used by the boss and white-collar worker in their conversations.
Settore M-PSI/08 - Psicologia Clinica
Giordano, C., Lo Verso, G. (2015). The Mafia Boss Yesterday and Today: Psychological Characteristics and Research Data. WORLD FUTURES, 71(5-8), 137-152 [10.1080/02604027.2015.1113766].
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