• Christian LönnekerEmail author
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The present study is the first one that investigated magical thinking in severe grief. It summarized the theoretical plausibility from a variety of perspectives and specified the construct definition by limiting its extension and clarifying its intension. In a Grounded Theory expert study, the practicability of our working definition was further approved by applying it to the context of severe (clinically relevant) grief reactions.


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Authors and Affiliations

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

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