Universal Journal of Psychology Vol. 2(6), pp. 192 - 198
DOI: 10.13189/ujp.2014.020602
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The Definition of Magical Thinking: Basic Aspects and Possible Clinical Implications


José Henrique Rocha Dias Correia *
Licentiate in Psychological Sciences, Rua Cidade de Bissau, 47, 5ºB, 1800-075 Lisboa, Portugal

ABSTRACT

One possible definition of what is magical thinking will be attempted with an emphasis on non-causality, on Jungian synchronicity theory, on the presentation of unpublished experimentation with one oracle, plus the Freudian implications on the matter, and how all this can have a bearing on the understanding of the concept of magical thinking itself and, indirectly, on possible new modes of psychotherapy already based on the few reports that have been published to this end so far.

KEYWORDS
Analytical Psychology, I Ching, Magical Thinking, Psychoanalysis, Synchronicity

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[1] José Henrique Rocha Dias Correia , "The Definition of Magical Thinking: Basic Aspects and Possible Clinical Implications," Universal Journal of Psychology, Vol. 2, No. 6, pp. 192 - 198, 2014. DOI: 10.13189/ujp.2014.020602.

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José Henrique Rocha Dias Correia (2014). The Definition of Magical Thinking: Basic Aspects and Possible Clinical Implications. Universal Journal of Psychology, 2(6), 192 - 198. DOI: 10.13189/ujp.2014.020602.