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LINDENMEYER, Cristina  and  CECCARELLI, Paulo Roberto. Magical thinking and psyche constitution. Reverso [online]. 2012, vol.34, n.63, pp. 45-52. ISSN 0102-7395.

The authors develop the idea according to which expressions of magical thinking can also be found in other cultures. From examples described by anthropologists the authors try to identify this “primitive residual mentality” that still exists in latent form in the psyche of each human being. Magical thinking is an attempt to escape anxiety and conflict from both external and internal world, as if the act of thinking could control, explain, and even change reality.

Keywords : Magical thinking; Helplessness; Uncanny; Psychic development.

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