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Basic Mental Health: Magical Thinking

Magical thinking is the belief that unrelated events affect each other, when there is no causal relationship between them. Superstitions, such as the following, are obvious examples; Don’t step on a crack, or you’ll break your mama’s back! Religious rituals are no different. As a young Christian, I believed that saying certain prayers or repeating certain scriptures would prevent bad things from happening to me and those I loved.

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I’ve diverted my attention towards all things autistic with my recent diagnosis; however, between shoots for my myriad vlogs this week, I have been working on this new episode of Dissecting Dumb Shit about psychological defense mechanisms. Watch the video to learn how we use control to ward off feelings of helplessness.