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date: 13 December 2019

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The book of Psalms contains many themes that are psychological in nature, including human emotions such as anger, grief, despair, happiness, gratitude, trust, and confidence, as well as human practices ranging from disclosure to thanksgiving and religious activities. Each individual psalm has its own psychological elements and therefore must be subjected to its own (psycho)analysis. This article discusses the application of psychology and psycholinguistics to the Bible, with reference to the Psalms from the perspective of attachment theory and relational psychoanalysis. It explores the parent-child relationship, the therapeutic process, and the psychology of God in the Psalms.

Keywords: Psalms, psychology, psycholinguistics, Bible, attachment theory, relational psychoanalysis, parent–child relationship, therapeutic process, God

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