Religion, spirituality, and attachment.

  title={Religion, spirituality, and attachment.},
  author={Pehr Granqvist and Lee A. Kirkpatrick},
Handbook overview from publisher: This two-volume handbook presents the most comprehensive coverage of the current state of the psychology of religion and spirituality. It introduces a new integrat ... 
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  • P. GranqvistM. MikulincerP. Shaver
  • Psychology
    Personality and social psychology review : an official journal of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Inc
  • 2010
Findings from the psychology of religion showing that believers’ perceived relationships with God meet the definitional criteria for attachment relationships are reviewed and a more inclusive framework that accommodates concepts such as mindfulness and "nonattachment" from nontheistic religions such as Buddhism and New Age spirituality is proposed.