• Christian LönnekerEmail author
Part of the BestMasters book series (BEST)


This chapter starts reporting the study results by summarizing overall feedback from participants in the expert study. It then clarifies the framework conditions of magical thinking by providing a working definition that is embedded in interdisciplinary considerations. Substantial bereavement-specific themes of magical thinking are listed afterwards, comprising many concrete examples mentioned by (clinical) experts or found in written accounts of bereaved individuals.


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© Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden GmbH, part of Springer Nature 2018

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Psychology, Psychopathology and Clinical InterventionUniversity of ZurichZurichSwitzerland

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