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Attachment Security and the Social World


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vi
  2. Antigonos Sochos
    Pages 1-25
  3. Antigonos Sochos
    Pages 26-43
  4. Antigonos Sochos
    Pages 44-67
  5. Antigonos Sochos
    Pages 95-123
  6. Antigonos Sochos
    Pages 163-167
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 168-189

About this book


With an overview of the existing attachment theory literature and new contributions to the field, this book proposes that social groups seek protection and security as they collectively construct their ideologies and social institutions. In doing so, the book extends attachment theory to show how it can inform wider socio-cultural phenomena.


Collective attachment collective insecurity collective attachment representations coercion group conflict trauma 9/11 attachment theory Ideologie Institution organization violence

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.University of BedfordshireUK

About the authors

Antigonos Sochos is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Psychology, University of Bedfordshire, UK. He is a Chartered Psychologist and Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society. His main academic interests lie in attachment theory and the integration of psychodynamic and social psychological approaches.

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