Magical thinking by inpatient staff members
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- Pilette, W.L. Psych Quart (1983) 55: 272. doi:10.1007/BF01074554
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Magical thinking is a primitve form of mental activity which, nevertheless, the author contends, is common among mental health professionals. Four examples of magical thinking by inpatient staff members are presented and briefly explored, in order to shed light on our work and ourselves.