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1991 - Satanic cults, satanic play: Is 'Dungeons & Dragons' a breeding ground for the Devil?

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Satanic cults, satanic play: Is 'Dungeons & Dragons' a breeding ground for the Devil? Parent Book Series: Social institutions and social change Authors: Martin, Daniel, U Minnesota, Doctoral Candidate, MN, US Fine, Gary Alan

Parent Book Series:
Social institutions and social change
Authors:
Martin, Daniel, U Minnesota, Doctoral Candidate, MN, US
Fine, Gary Alan
Source:
The Satanism scare. Richardson, James T. (Ed); Best, Joel (Ed); Bromley, David G. (Ed); pp. 107-123; Hawthorne, NY, US: Aldine de Gruyter; 1991. vi, 320 pp.
Page Count:
17
ISBN:
0-202-30378-0 (Hardcover)
0-202-30379-9 (Paperback)
Language:
English
Keywords:
examines the argument that fantasy game play is a harmful occult activity
Abstract:
examines rhetorical claims by those on both sides of the argument that fantasy role-playing games [for adolescents] are harmful, and are connected to satanic possession / claims made by "Dungeons & Dragons" opponents that fantasy game play is an occult activity appear at first glance to be consistent with the imagery developed by gamers themselves
fantasy role-playing games / consorting with the Devil / mind control / violent fantasy / killing, suicide, and enactments of self / rationalizing the Devil (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2012 APA, all rights reserved) (chapter)
Subjects:
*Games; *Imagination; *Occultism; Aggressive Behavior; Brainwashing; Role Playing
PsycINFO Classification:
Behavior Disorders & Antisocial Behavior (3230)
Population:
Human
Age Group:
Adolescence (13-17 yrs)
Intended Audience:
Psychology: Professional & Research (PS)
Format Covered:
Print
Publication Type:
Book; Edited Book
Document Type:
Chapter
Release Date:
19920201
Accession Number:
1991-98221-004

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