Gerhard Mayer studied psychology, sociology, philosophy, and history of art at the University of Freiburg. He received his Ph.D. in psychology from the University of Freiburg in 2000 with a dissertation about the reception of "occult" films from the viewpoint of adolescents. Since 1996 he has been working as a scientific collaborator at the IGPP. He lectured at the University of Freiburg in 1998/99.
Questions of Cultural Studies relating to the frontier areas of psychology, anomalies, media research, (neo-) shamanism, magical practices and beliefs, altered states of consciousness in children.Further focuses of interest: astrology as a symbolic system, problems of validity and the scientific investigability of astrology.
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