Almost 70 years have passed since Bowlby’s first observations leading to the formulation of attachment theory. This virtual conference workshop aims at discussing what has happened over the last 70 years in attachment theory and research – with a special focus on social neuroscience – and to formulate major future avenues in the light of current debates within the field.
We are pleased to invite you to our virtual conference workshop with the title “70 Years of Attachment Research: A Multidisciplinary Social Neuroscience Perspective”.
The workshop is part of ongoing activities of the Special Interest Research Group (SIRG) on The Social Neuroscience of Human Attachment (SoNeAt) as part of the Society for Emotion and Attachment Studies (SEAS), co-hosted by SoNeAt coordinating board president Pascal Vrtička (University of Essex, UK). It is being organised in cooperation with Tsachi Ein-Dor (IDC Herzliya, Israel), PI of a new longitudinal and multidisciplinary venture called Project Alpha, investigating the genetic and epigenetic underpinnings of psychological development, comprising parent-child attachment.
The conference workshop will be held over zoom and organised within the time zones of British Summer Time (BST, UTC +1) and Israel Daylight Time (IDT, UTC +3).
In our workshop, we are bringing together experts from various fields of attachment around the globe, providing insights into the last 70 years of theory development and research, with a special focus on social neuroscience.
All keynotes and as many plenary oral presentations by early career researchers as possible will be recorded and made available to registered participants for asynchronous viewing.
For timely information, please follow the SIRG SoNeAt on Twitter (@SIRG_SoNeAt). Information pertaining to the virtual workshop will be marked by #SoNeAt_Workshop2020.
Registration will be free of charge for accepted poster presenters (presenting authors only). For all remaining attendants, the following fees will apply:
To register, please email with your name and academic affiliation or information about your profession as well as SEAS membership status.
Upon acceptance, you will receive a link to the payment website, if applicable. Once payment has been processed, you will receive the zoom meeting link. Please keep this link confidential to prevent undesired interruption during the workshop.
Our workshop will take place over two days, with a selection of keynote speakers, and oral and poster presentations by early career researchers across both days.
To find out more about the daily schedules and keynotes please see below, or download our preliminary schedule document (.PDF) which includes more information about the oral presentations and poster sessions.
Professor of PsychologyBaruch Ivcher School of Psychology, Interdisciplinary Centre (IDC) (Israel)
Talk title: Attachment Theory as a conceptual framework for studying species-universal and individual-differences aspects of the social mind
ProfessorFaculty of Medicine, University of Calgary (Canada)
Talk title: DNA methylation in early infancy associates with later attachment organisation and security.