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Counseling Psychology and Psychotherapy

Publisher: Moscow State University of Psychology and Education

ISSN (printed version): 2075-3470

ISSN (online): 2311-9446

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.17759/cpp

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Fanaticism as a Destructive Form of Faith

Inina N.V., Psychotherapist, Employee of the Department About Theing Psychology, MSU them. M. V. Lomonosov, Moscow, Russia, Inina-n@mail.ru
Abstract
The psychological analysis of fanaticism is presented in the article. The fanaticism is considered as a destructive form of faith, such as superstition and prejudice. The differences between the fanaticism and superstition, as well as fanaticism and prejudice, are shown. The psychological preconditions of personality development, which can evoke the formation of fanaticism, are described. The link between the level of psychological health of personality and possibilities of the emerging of fanaticism are outlined.

Keywords: psychology of faith, psychology of religion, fanaticism, superstitions, prejudices, development of personality, psychological health

Column: Psychology of faith

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.17759/cpp.2014220504

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