Excellence in Attachment Research (EAR) Dissertation Award


  • Madelon Riem, Ph.D.  (Leiden University, NL). Title of dissertation: “Toward a neuroscience of parenting. Adult attachment and oxytocin affect neural and behavioral responses to infant attachment signals”


  • Kristin Bernard, Ph.D. (University of Delaware, USA). Title of dissertation: “Neurobiology of Maternal Sensitivity and Delight Among High-Risk Mothers: An Event-Related Potential Study”


  • Sophie Reijman, Ph.D. (Leiden University, NL). Title of dissertation: “Child maltreatment under the skin. Basal activity and stress reactivity of the autonomic nervous system and attachment representations in maltreating parents”


  • Eyal Abraham, Ph.D. (New York State Psychiatric Institute, USA). Title of dissertation: “The adaptive human parental brain: Long-term implications for parenting, coparenting and child social development”
  • Tommie Forslund, Ph.D. (Uppsala University, Sweden). Title of dissertation: “Disorganized attachment representations, externalizing behavior problems, and socio-emotional competences”