In The Roots of Radicalization: Disrupted Attachment Systems and Displacement, Victor Counted examines the expressions of attachment-related radicalization. Counted argues that radicalization is rooted in experiences of disrupted attachment in religion, places, or with people who are perceived as sources of security.
Victor Counted is research fellow in the School of Psychology at Western Sydney University.
Chapter 1: The Attachment Behavioral System
Chapter 2: Patterns of Adult Attachment
Chapter 3: Defining Attachment Disruptions
Chapter 4: Radicalization, Disrupted Attachment, And Reparative Responses
Chapter 5: Protest and Radicalization
Chapter 6: Radicalization, Psychopathology, and Despair
Chapter 7: Detachment and Deradicalization
Victor Counted’s The Roots of Radicalization: Disrupted Attachment Systems and Displacement is a landmark in bridging interpersonal, place-based, and religious forms of attachment surrounding the twenty-first century’s most pervasive phenomenon: radicalization. Counted frames various forms of extremism within the ecosystem of contemporary social reality, analyzing radicalization’s tragic basis in psychological attachment disruption (whether this pertains to an abstract religious figure or to mundane social and environmental bodies). Counted’s argument converges with other brilliant ideas within recent psychological and social science trends and draws on relevant science-based implications to inspire and design constructive solutions to what could otherwise be a lethal global scenario.