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Fanaticism as a Destructive Form of Faith 2295
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