a. Promoting, at an international level, all study and research activities related to the scientific study of Emotion and Attachment (including psychology, psychiatry, social work, educational science, biology, neurosciences, pedagogy, and family studies), also by providing member access to the journal, Attachment & Human Development that will be the official publication of SEAS.
b. Spreading the awareness and use of reliable and valid research methods and intervention tools so as to encourage the implementation of efficacious research, as well as clinical and practical work in the field of attachment;
c. Encouraging contacts between psychology research and social reality, by cooperating with similar organizations and associations and by supporting welfare policies which favor security of attachment in minors, families and society as a whole;
d. Fostering the disclosure of knowledge and scientific updates by organizing meetings, conferences and seminars having the purpose of increasing knowledge and research inherent to attachment. In particular, promoting and sponsoring the biennial International Attachment Conferences as well as the Attachment Pre-Conference workshops at the biennial meetings of the Society Research in Child Development (SRCD);
e. Cooperating, in all necessary ways and forms, with institutional bodies responsible for addressing and financing scientific research based on attachment theory, promoting public policy and practice serving the needs of children, parents, educational facilities and families;
f. Supporting the training of young researchers, by putting in place both suitable training opportunities and incentives toward success in their careers.
Our Executive Board
Meet the Board Members
Pasco Fearon (UK)
Nicola Carone (Italy)
Vice-President and Treasurer
David Oppenheim (Israel)
2020-2023 Marian Bakermans-Kranenburg, the Netherlands Nicola Carone, Vice-President and Treasurer, Italy Pasco Fearon, President, United Kingdom Marlene Moretti, Canada Carlo Schuengel, the Netherlands David Oppenheim, Secretary, Israel Howard Steele, Past President, USA Brian Allen, Associate Member, USA Pascal Vrticka, Associate Member, Germany
2016-2019 Marian Bakermans-Kranenburg, the Netherlands Lavinia Barone, Vice-President and Treasurer, Italy Pasco Fearon, President, United Kingdom Marlene Moretti, Canada Carlo Schuengel, the Netherlands Mario Mikulincer, Secretary, Israel Howard Steele, Past President, USA
2012-2015 Lavinia Barone, Vice-President and Treasurer, Italy Jude Cassidy, USA Pasco Fearon, United Kingdom Mario Mikulincer, Secretary, Israel Howard Steele, President, USA Marinus van IJzendoorn, the Netherlands