Special Interest Research Group (SIRG) within the Society for Emotion and Attachment Studies (SEAS):
The Social Neuroscience of Human Attachment (SoNeAt)
The goal of this SEAS SIRG SoNeAt is to promote a systematic social (cognitive affective) neuroscience approach to better describe the underlying biological and brain basis of human attachment. This goal reflects the overarching philosophy of social neuroscience that emerged as a novel integration of theories and experimental approaches from both neuroscience and psychology. In the case of SoNeAt, this means an emphasis of multi-modal and multi-method investigations closely combining data on (i) the biological and brain basis of human attachment derived from social neuroscience methods with (ii) theoretical constructs and experimental approaches from the comprehensive psychology framework of attachment. It is the hope of SoNeAt that such integrative strategy will help elucidating whether and how social neuroscience may advance attachment theory.
To achieve the above aim, SoNeAt would like to bring together people from various neuroscience and psychology backgrounds so that they can share their approaches and ideas. In line with the overarching philosophy of social neuroscience, SoNeAt is open to a wide range of experimental social neuroscience techniques across many levels of investigation and data acquired using both first- and second-person social neuroscience methods. Likewise, SoNeAt promotes the exchange of different psychological concepts and experimental approaches associated with attachment theory.
Please feel free to browse the following pages to obtain more information on SoNeAt, its activities, and resources:
• Who we are – meet the SoNeAt coordinating board
• Activities – current and planned activities of SoNeAt
–>Special Issue on “The Social Neuroscience of Human Attachment”
• How to become involved – become a member of, or contributor to SoNeAt
• Resources – relevant scientific articles and other resources for SoNeAt
• Meetings – relevant scientific conferences and workshops for SoNeAt
• Jobs – relevant job openings in the area of SoNeAt