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The addiction on the exorcism practice and in sectarian groups affiliation
Journal Title: PSICOBIETTIVO 
Author/s:  Maririta Billi, Antonello Grossi, Francesca Siviero, Elisa Salmaso 
Year:  2011 Issue: Language: Italian 
Pages:  15 Pg. 127-141 FullText PDF:  131 KB
DOI:  10.3280/PSOB2011-002010
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This article investigates the ideologies underlying beliefs in demoniac possessions and exorcism practices, in order to identify common aspects and psychological mechanisms. The phenomenon is analyzed by considering the religious but also psycho-pathological aspects with particular reference to the concepts of splitting and projective identification. Within the context of the attachment theory the issue of dependence and belonging to sectarian groups is argued analyzing the possible common personality traits among its followers.
Keywords: Exorcism; Sect; Addiction; Attachment; Religion; Therapy

Maririta Billi, Antonello Grossi, Francesca Siviero, Elisa Salmaso, The addiction on the exorcism practice and in sectarian groups affiliation in "PSICOBIETTIVO" 2/2011, pp. 127-141, DOI:10.3280/PSOB2011-002010

   

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