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Magical Thinking in Severe Grief Reactions

Theoretical Foundations and New Insights from a Grounded Theory Expert Study

Authors: Lönneker, Christian

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Christian Lönneker systematically explores the phenomenon of magical thinking in the context of severe grief reactions focusing on intrusive forms reported by bereaved individuals seeking professional support. The author succeeds in proposing a comprehensive definition of magical thinking and a rationale for its association with grief based on various disciplines, such as psychology, anthropology, and the cognitive science of religion. Within the scope of a grounded theory study, case reports comprise themes like bringing the deceased back to life, the magical efficacy of religious rituals, and attempts to ward off harmful influences of the dead.

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Christian Lönneker holds a Master of Science in Psychology. Currently, he is preparing for a doctoral program at the Chair of Psychopathology and Clinical Intervention at the Department of Psychology of  the University of Zurich, Switzerland, in which he will further investigate magical thinking in severe grief reactions.

Table of contents (5 chapters)

Table of contents (5 chapters)

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eBook $59.99
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Softcover $79.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Magical Thinking in Severe Grief Reactions
Book Subtitle
Theoretical Foundations and New Insights from a Grounded Theory Expert Study
Authors
Series Title
BestMasters
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer
Copyright Holder
Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden GmbH, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-658-25002-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-658-25002-7
Softcover ISBN
978-3-658-25001-0
Series ISSN
2625-3577
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XX, 182
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations
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