Trauma, place, and transformation

Esther M. Sternberg, Altaf Engineer, Hester Oberman

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This commentary comprises three different responses to Counted and Zock’s article: “Place Spirituality: An Attachment Perspective.” The first response is from Esther Sternberg, MD, who gives a psychophysiological and neuroscience critique. The second is from Altaf Engineer, PhD, from the perspective of architecture and environmental psychology, and the last response is from Hester Oberman, PhD, who gives a psychology of religion rebuttal.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)26-32
Number of pages7
JournalArchive for the Psychology of Religion
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 1 2019


  • Attachment object
  • conditional place preference
  • emergence
  • environmental psychology
  • human geography
  • place attachment
  • place spirituality
  • surrogate attachment
  • transformation
  • trauma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Religious studies
  • Psychology (miscellaneous)


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