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Centre for the study of social emotional development of at risk infant


In the last years the Center has established international collaborations with:

  • Prof. Ed Tronick, director of the Child Development Unit, Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA, with whom several works were produced focusing on the Still-Face paradigm and with whom there were constant professional contacts;

  • Prof. Barry Lester, Brown Center for the Study of Children at Risk, Women and Infants' Hospital of Rhode Island (USA), with which the Center has activated an affiliation as the only Italian center allowed to carry out training for the use of scale through recognized NNNS teachers;

  • Prof. Lynne Murray, head of the Winnicott Research Unit, School of Psychology, Reading University (UK), whose studies on social emotional development of at risk children are among the most internationally accredited. In collaboration with Prof. Murray has started a study on the effects of the cleft-lip congenital malformation on the early mother-infant interaction;

  • Prof. Samuel Putnam, Psychology Department, Bowdoin College, Brunswick (USA), an expert on child temperament, with the cooperation of whom is ongoing at the Center the Italian adaptation of tools for evaluating preschoolers’ temperamental profile;

  • Prof. Maria Gartstein, Department of Psychology, Washington University (USA), with whom are ongoing research projects on the assessment of children temperament in cross-cultural perspective.

At the national level, among several partnerships the Center carries out research projects with:

  • The Department of Neonatology and Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Maternity Department, Manzoni Hospital, Lecco;

  • The Pediatrics Unit, Sacra Famiglia Hospital, Erba (Como);

  • The Neonatal Pathology, Mangiagalli and Regina Elena Hospital, Milan;

  • The Maxillo-Facial Department, San Paolo Hospital, Milan;

  • The Department of Psychology, University of Milan - Bicocca, Milan.

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