Victor Counted, Ph.D.

Dr Victor Counted is Fellow of the School of Social Sciences & Psychology at Western Sydney University, and Head of Research & Program Development at Counted Solutions Pty Ltd. 

A behavioural, social, and health scientist, Dr Counted is an interdisciplinary voice whose main research fuse social, health, and environmental psychology. He is also interested in applying attachment theory to religion, and known for his scholarly work in the psychology of religion and place.

Dr Counted received a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Applied Psychology from Western Sydney University (Australia), and also has a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Religious Studies from the University of Groningen (Netherlands). 

Latest Book Release

In The Media

Migrants and the bond with God: attachment and survival are linked

Published in The Conversation 21 January, 2020.

Can Religious Coping Help Australian Bushfire Survivors?

Published in Psychology Today 20 January, 2020

The Security of Place & Resilience

Published in Psychology Today 19 March, 2019.

Selected Publications

Attachment to Australia, Attachment to God, and Quality of Life Outcomes in Migrants

Published 2020 in Journal of Spirituality in Mental Health 22(1), 65-95.

Sense of Place Attitudes and Quality of Life Outcomes among African Residents in Australia

Published 2019 in the Journal of Community Psychology 47(2), 338-355.

Defining the Psychology of Religion and Place: A Concept Analysis

Published in the book: The Psychology of Religion and Place: Emerging Perspectives (pp. 307-334), 2019

Place Spirituality: an attachment perspective

Published 2019 in Archive for the Psychology of Religion 41(1), 12–25.

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