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Psicologia em Pesquisa

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DIAS, Rafael de Nuzzi  and  BAIRRAO, José Francisco Miguel Henriques. Investigative Courses on Spirit Possession: An Ethnopsychological Approach. Psicol. pesq. [online]. 2013, vol.7, n.2, pp. 220-229. ISSN 1982-1247.

Despite its large diffusion in the national society, the study of possession has received relatively little attention from Brazilian psychologists. In this article, based on a review of major classic and contemporary literature about possession and on a brief description of some researches' results, comparative advantages of an ethnopsychological approach to possession, grounded in Lacanian psychoanalysis, are discussed.

Keywords : Ethnopsychology; spirit possession; psychoanalysis and culture; afro-brazilian cults.

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