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Some of the differences between Allport and Freud can be tied to historical differences between Europe and the United States. The nature of dominant traditions and the different place of religious institutions in society led to the gap between Freud's pessimism and Allport's (naive, to some) optimism, and to the gap between conceptions regarding the role of religion in individual and social life. Allport came out in defence of liberal Protestantism and against conservative Protestantism in his work on religiosity and social prejudices.
Thirty years later, however, Malinowski advanced just such a psychological explanation of magic: We have seen that all the instincts a n d emotions, all practical activities, lead m a n into impasses where gaps in his knowledge and the limitations of his early power of observation and reason betray him at a crucial moment. H u m a n organism reacts to this in spontaneous outbursts, in which rudimentary modes of behaviour a n d rudimentary beliefs in their efficacy are engendered. Magic fixes u p o n these beliefs and rudimentary rites a n d standardizes them into permanent traditional forms (1925, p .
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