Attachment to Place and Sense of Place: Models and Phenomena



The paper considers individual attachment to place and sense of place as basic parame- ters of human interactions and self-actualization; it analyses various theoretical models of such phenomena as well as constructs underlying them. One of the models for exploring attachment to place was modified by the author and tested empirically. In-depth descriptions of the very phenomena of attachment to place, sense of place, identification with place, addiction to place, and some others are also provided.

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Keywords: sense of place, attachment to place, identification with place, addiction to place, social relations, deep-rootedness

Journal rubric: Theoretical Research

Article type: scientific article

For citation: Reznichenko S.I. Attachment to Place and Sense of Place: Models and Phenomena. Sotsial'naya psikhologiya i obshchestvo = Social Psychology and Society, 2014. Vol. 5, no. 3, pp. 15–27. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)


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Information About the Authors

Sofia I. Reznichenko, PhD in Psychology, Senior Researcher, National Research University Higher School of Economics, Moscow, Russia, ORCID:, e-mail:



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