The article provides a brief overview of the studies of the magical thinking phenomenon, as well as studies that prove the similarity of suggestion based on the magical worldview and suggestion used in psychotherapy. Magical thinking is considered as one of the forms of self-regulation (as a kind of autosuggestion) and as a special type of psychological defences, which can be presented both in constructive and destructive forms.
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Чертищев Михаил Сергеевич
Психолог, врач-психиатр ГАУЗ, ординатор-преподаватель Казанского Государственного Медицинского университета при кафедре психиатрии с курсом наркологии, кафедре медицинской и общей психологии