School of Psychology, College of Education and Behavioral Studies, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia
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- Vagrecha YS
School of Psychology, College of Education and Behavioral Studies
Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia
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Received date: May 31, 2016; Accepted date: June 20, 2016; Published date: June 24, 2016
Citation: Vagrecha YS (2016) Possession Behaviour. Abnorm Behav Psychol 2:119. doi:10.4172/2472-0496.1000119
Copyright: © 2016 Vagrecha YS. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
‘Possession’ has been observed in many forms and in many countries, especially in rural communities, country sides, in poor, uneducated, marginalized and tribal population, but in urban areas and metropolitan cities as wellin their slums and higher societies. It has been reported extensively by anthropologists, sociologists and lately by psychologists. To understand dynamics of such behaviour needs enormous and extensive resources, time, patience and passion. Why people are possessed? What are their conflicts and psychological needs? How it is resolving and serving them? Why surrounding community believe it? And why it became their way of life? To answer these questions: First we will deal with possession behaviour in its totality to have a fuller understanding of such phenomenon, than Purvaj Syndrome will be presented in brief, a possession phenomenon of helping nature investigated by the author in a rural community in India.