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Agata Maltese1*, Beatrice Gallai2*, Palmira Romano3*, Lucrezia D’Oro4, Rosa Marotta5, Francesco Lavano5, Serena Marianna Lavano5, Gabriele Tripi6,7, Margherita Salerno8


1Department of Psychological, Pedagogical and Educational Sciences, University of Palermo, Italy - 2Department of Surgical and Biomedical Sciences, University of Perugia, Perugia, Italy - 3Centro LARS, Sarno, Italy - 4Centro Relax, Benevento, Italy -5Department of Medical and Surgery Sciences, University “Magna Graecia”, Catanzaro, Italy - 6Department PROSAMI, University of Palermo, Italy - 7Childhood Psychiatric Service for Neurodevelopmental Disorders, CH Chinon, France - 8Sciences for Mother and Child Health Promotion, University of Palermo, Italy


The Dynamic-Maturation Model (DMM) was developed by Patricia Crittenden (1-4), which focused its studies on attachment to different ethnic, socio-cultural and dangers as families in which episodes of Maltreatment and abuse or families with high psycho- social risk. Crittenden proposes new protocols of the Strange Situation (SS) and the Adult Attachment Interview (AAI) based on a coding and classification system derived from the model proposed by Ainsworth, but modified and enriched with that of Main, Goldwyn and Hesse. The SS procedure, adopted for children aged between 10 and 18 months, is valid until all preschool age, assu- ming This way the name of the Preschool Assessment of Attachment (PAA).


dynamic maturative model, attachment style, intersubjectivity.