Below is a list of publications featuring the MCAST.


Methodology-Focused Papers


Barone, L., Del Guidice, M., Fossati, A., Manaresi, F., Actis Perinitti, B., Colle, L., & Veglia, F. (2009). Psychometric Properties of the Manchester Child Attachment Story Task: an Italian multicentre study. International Journal of Behavioural Development. 33 (2) 185-190.


Barone, L., & Lionetti (2011). Attachment and social competence: A study using MCAST in low-risk Italian preschoolers. Attachment and Human Development, 14, 391-403.


Green, J.M., Stanley, C., Smith, V., & Goldwyn, R. (2000). A new method of evaluating attachment representations on young school age children - the Manchester Child Attachment Story Task. Attachment and Human Development, 2, 42-64.


Goldwyn, R., Green, J.M, Stanley, C., & Smith V. (2000). The Manchester Child Attachment Story Task: Relationship with parental AAI, SAT and child behaviour.  Attachment and Human Development, 2, 65-78.


Wan, M.W. & Green, J. (2010). Negative and atypical story content themes depicted by children with behaviour problems. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 51, 1125-1131



Normative Samples


Colle, L., Del Guidice, M. (2010). Patterns of attachment and emotional competence in middle childhood. Social Development, 20, 51-72.


Del Giudice, M. (2008) Sex-biased ratio of avoidant/ambivalent attachment in middle childhood British Journal of Developmental Psychology, 26, 369-379.



Adoptive Samples


Barone, L., & Lionetti (2011). Attachment and emotional understanding: A study on late-adopted pre-schoolers and their parents. Child: Care, Health and Development, 38, 1-7.


Pace, C.S. & Zavattini, G.C. (2011). ‘Adoption and attachment theory’ the attachment models of adoptive mothers and the revision of attachment patterns of their late-adopted children. Child: Care, Health and Development, 37, 82–88.


Pace, C.S., Zavattini, G.C., & D'Alessio, M. (2012): Continuity and discontinuity of attachment patterns: A short-term longitudinal pilot study using a sample of late-adopted children and their adoptive mothers, Attachment & Human Development, 14, 45-61.



Conduct Problem and Other At-Risk Samples


Futh A., O’Connor T., Matias C., Green J., & Scott S. (2008). Attachment narratives and behavioral/emotional symptoms in an ethnically diverse, at-risk sample.  Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 47, 709-718.


Green, J., Stanley, C., & Peters, S. (2007). Disorganized attachment representations in young school age children: Relationship to psychopathology and maternal expressed emotion. Attachment and Human Development, 9, 207-222.


Leuzinger-Bohleber, M., Laezer, KL. Pfenning-Meerkoetter, N., Fischmann, T., Wolff, A., Green, J.  (2011). Psychoanalytic treatment of ADHD children in the frame of two extraclinical studies: The Frankfurt Prevention Study and the EVA Study. Journal of Infant, Child, and Adolescent Psychotherapy, 10, 32-50.


Minnis, H., Green, J., O’Connor, T., Liew, A., Glaser, D., Taylor, E., Follan, M., Young, D., Barnes, C. et al. (2009). Reactive attachment disorder and attachment patterns: Evidence for the overlap. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 50, 931-942.


Pasalich, D. S., Dadds, M. R., Hawes, D. J., & Brennan, J. (2012). Attachment and callous–unemotional traits in children with early-onset conduct problems. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 53, 8, 838–845.


Wan, M.W., Warburton, A.L., Appleby, L. & Abel, K.M. (2007).  Mother and Baby Unit admissions: A feasibility study examining child outcomes 4-6 years on. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 41, 150-156.



Relevant Reviews and Book Chapters


Del Giudice M (2009) Sex, attachment and the development of reproductive strategies. Behavioural and Brain Sciences, 32, 1-21; discussion: 21-67.


Green J (2009). Attachment and social impairment in development. In Attachment: Current Focus and Future Directions; ACAMH Occasional Papers no 29. Pp 25-36. London. ACAMH.


Lewis, A.J. & Phelps, N. (2010). The assessment and treatment of a child with an attachment disorder. In: Lewis, A.J., Gould, E., Habib, C., & King, R. [Eds]. Integrative assessment in clinical psychology. Australian Academic Press, Bowen Hills, Qld.


O'Connor, T.G. & Gerard Byrne, J. (2007), Attachment measures for research and practice. Child and Adolescent Mental Health, 12, 187–192.