Dolo (Venice) 1897- Milan 1989. A psychologist, one of the founders of psychoanalysis in Italy. University of Padua (Mathematics, and then Literature and Philosophy, later specialising in Experimental Psychology with Benussi, of whose studio he became director in ’28). In ’40 professor of philosophy at the Liceo Parini in Milan. Politically engaged with the Socialists in the Resistance. Later set up the Olivetti Occupational Psychology Centre in Ivrea. Chair of Psychology at the University of Milan for twenty years from 1947. Wrote an important Treaty of Psychoanalysis (1949) and edited the Italian editions of the works of Sigmund Freud.