PUBLICATIONS

publications cover my areas of specialties: psychology of religion and spiritual care; attachment theory; integration of psychology and theology; social and environmental psychology

Papers

2018

Counted, V. & Zock, H. (in press). Place Spirituality: an attachment perspective. Archive for the Psychology of Religion

Keywords: Place Spirituality; The Circle of Place Spirituality; Attachment-Religion Framework; Attachment theory; Religion and Place; Psychology of Place Spirituality

 

 

 

Counted, V. (in press). African Christian Diaspora Religion and/or Spirituality: a concept analysis and re-interpretation. Critical Research on Religion

Keywords: African religious transnationalism, African Christian diaspora religion, African diaspora spirituality, concept analysis

 

 

Counted, V. (2018). Sense of Place Attitudes and Quality of Life Outcomes among African Residents in a Multicultural Australian Society. Journal of Community Psychology (Download PDF)

Keywords: Health-related quality of life outcomes; sense of place attitudes; place attachment; place identity; place dependence; Australian African diaspora; Multicultural Australia

 

Counted, V., Moustafa, A., & Renzaho, A. (2018). Migration and sociodemographic factors associated with sense of place attitudes among migrants of African background in Northern and Western Netherlands. Journal of Community Psychology (Download PDF)

Keywords: Sense of place theory; place attachment; place identity; place dependence; African diaspora and migration

 

Counted, V., Possamai, A., McAuliffe, C., Meade, T. (2018). Attachment to Australia, Attachment to God, and Quality of Life Outcomes among the African Christian Diaspora in New South Wales: A Cross-sectional Study. Journal of Spirituality in Mental Health (Download PDF)

Keywords: Adult attachment theory; Place attachment; Attachment to God; African diaspora in Australia; Health-related quality of life outcomes; the circle of place spirituality

 

Counted, V. (2018). The Circle of Place Spirituality (CoPS): Towards an attachment and exploration motivational systems approach in the psychology of religion. In A. Village & R.W. Hood, Research in the Social Scientific Study of Religion vol. 29, (pp. 149-178). Leiden: Brill (Download PDF)

Keywords: The Circle of Place Spirituality; Motivational Systems Theory; Attachment Needs; Exploration Curiosity; Motivational Drives and Spirituality; People-place Relationship; Believer-God Relationship 

 

Counted, V. (2018). Domains of Religious Coping Behaviour among African Christians in NSW Australia: An Exploratory Qualitative Study. Journal of Spirituality in Mental Health (Download PDF)

Keywords: Religious Coping Behaviour; Australian African Diaspora; Avoidant Attachment; Positive Religious Coping; Negative Religious Coping; Human-based Coping; Migration Experiences

 

 

Counted, V. and Miller, J.R. (2018). Pastoral Juxtaposition in Spiritual Care: Toward a caregiving faith theology in an evangelical Christian context. HTS Teologiese Studies/Theological Studies 74(2), a4630. (Download PDF) 

Keywords: Theology of Juxtaposition; Pastoral Theology; Spiritual Care; Pastoral Juxtaposition; Caregiving Faith Theology; Attachment Theory and Religion; Incarnational Figures; Power of Two 

 

Counted, V., Possamai, A., Meade, T. (2018). Relational Spirituality and Quality of Life 2007 to 2017: An Integrative Research Review. Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 16:75. (Download PDF)

Keywords: Relational Spirituality; Attachment-Religion Framework; Quality of Life; Psychological Health; Physical Health; Social Relationship QoL; Environmental Health; Spiritual Functioning; Integrative Review

 

2017

Counted, V. and Watts, F. (2017). Place Attachment in the Bible: The role of attachment to sacred places in religious life. Journal of Psychology and Theology 45(3): 218-232. (Download PDF)

Keywords: Place Attachment Theory; Biblical Place Theology; Psychology and Theology; Sacred Places; Place Spirituality

 

 

 

Counted, V. (2017). Attachment Theory and Religious Violence: Theorizing adult religious psychopathology. Journal for the Study of Religion 30(1): 78-109. (Download PDF)

Keywords: Religion and Attachment; Religious Violence; Religious Conflict and Attachment; Adult Religious Psychopathology; Attachment-motivated Terrorism; Attachment-Religion Framework 

 

 

Counted, V. and Moustafa, A.A. (2017). Between God and Self: Exploring the attachment to God and authenticity/inauthenticity tendencies of South African Christian youthsMental Health, Religion & Culture 20(2): 109-127. (Download PDF)

Keywords: Attachment to God; Self Authenticity; Inauthenticity; South African Youths; Christian Millennials; God and Self Relationality; Quantitative Study

2016

Counted, V. (2016). The Psychology of Youth Faith Formation: A Care-giving Faith? Journal of Youth and Theology, 15(2): 146 – 172. (Download PDF)

Keywords: Attachment Theory; Youth Identity Crisis; Youth Faith Formation; Caregiving Faith; Attachment Correspondence Model; Attachment Compensation Model

 

 

 

Counted, V. (2016). Making Sense of Place Attachment: Towards a Holistic Understanding of People-place Relationships and Experiences. In T.R.E. Paddock & C.P. Heidkamp (Eds), Environment, Space, Place, 8(1): 7-32. Minneapolis, MN: University of Minnesota Press (Download PDF)

Keywords: Sense of Place; People-place Relationships; Place Attachment; Place Identity; Place Dependence; Environmental Psychology

 

 

Counted, V. (2016). Missionising Youth Identity Crisis: Towards a Missional Hermeneutic of Care in Youth Ministry Practice. Missionalia 44(1): 85–102. (Download PDF) 

Keywords: Youth Identity Crisis; Missional Hermeneutics; Missional Therapy; Youth Ministry Practice; Caregiving Faith; Attachment and Youth Faith Formation

 

 

Counted, V. (2016). Being Authentic is the New Image: A Qualitative Study on the Authenticity Constructions and Self-images of Christian Millennials in Africa. Mental Health, Religion, & Culture, 19(3): 268–294. (Download PDF) 

Keywords: Authenticity Theory; South African Youths; Self-images; The Borderline Self; The Promissory Self; The Hyphenated Self; The Religious Self

 

 

Counted, V. (2016). God as an Attachment Figure: A Case Study of the God Attachment Language and God Concepts of Anxiously Attached Christian Youths in South Africa. Journal of Spirituality in Mental Health, Vol 18(4): 316-346. (Download PDF)

Keywords: Attachment Theory; Faith Development; Anxious God Attachment; Youth Faith Formation; Spirituality and Mental Health; God attachment criteria

 

 

Counted, A.V. & J.O. Arawole (2016). “We Are Connected, But Constrained”: Internet Inequality and the Challenges of Millennials in Africa as Actors in Innovation. Journal of Innovation and Entrepreneurship Vol 5 (3). (Download PDF) 

Keywords: Internet Inequality; Functionalist theory; Digital Divide; African Millennials; Innovation and Inequality.

2015

Counted, A.V. (2015). Understanding God images and God concepts: Towards a pastoral hermeneutics of the God attachment experience. Verbum et Ecclesia, 36(1), Art. #1389, 14. (Download PDF)

Keywords: God Images; God Concepts; Attachment to God; Pastoral Hermeneutics; Pastoral Care

 

 

Counted, A.V. (2015). African Women, Religion, and Health: Essays in Honor of Mercy Amba Ewudziwa Oduyoye. Journal of Religion and Health, 55(1): 350–354(Download PDF)

Keywords: African Women Health; Womanist Theology; Mercy Amba Ewudziwa Oduyoye; Religion and Health

 

 

 

Books

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2015

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