The Society for Emotion and Attachment Studies (SEAS) is devoted to the dissemination and use of reliable and valid attachment measures for the betterment of research and clinical work aimed at understanding and promoting security in children, families, and society. The prevention of child abuse and respect for diversity in family forms are vital to the SEAS mission.

SEAS convenes biennial International Attachment Conferences (IACs). SEAS also sponsors Attachment Pre-Conferences at the meetings of the Society for Research in Child Development. SEAS members receive discounts when attending these events.

There have been seven successful International Attachment Conferences, most recently in New York,  in August 2015. The next International Attachment Conference is planned to take place in London  in June 2017.

SEAS has an official voice in print with the journal Attachment & Human Development, to which SEAS is linked and all paid up members of SEAS will receive a free personal subscription to the journal. Join SEAS early in the year to ensure receipt of regular print journals throughout the current year. Personal web access to the year’s journal contents is assured whenever you join in the year. Join SEAS now by clicking here


8th International Attachment Conference, 29-30 June-1st July, London, UK, 2017

Registrations and submissions are open. Click here

SEAS is sponsoring up to 8 bursaries for participating in the 8th International Attachment Conference, London, 2017: 4 bursaries of 1000 € for participants from developing economies countries and 4 bursaries of 500 € for PH.D and Post-doc students from all other countries.

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