The Child Study Center Speaker Series - Parenting and Self-Regulation in the Family

Date 03/14/18 4:15pm to 5:15pm
Presenter(s) Kirby Deater-Deckard, Professor of Psychological and Brain Sciences Director, Developmental Science Initiative University of Massachusettes - Amherst
Location 127 Moore Building
Description

Dr. Deater-Deckard will provide an overview of an ongoing collaborative program of research examining the intergenerational transmission of self-regulation in families across a wide range of contexts. The development of individual differences in cognitive, emotional, behavioral, and physiological self-regulation arises from complex transactions between biological and environmental influences. Parenting plays a key role, and is itself influenced by adults’ self-regulation. These family processes can be disrupted by chronic stressors. The emerging literature on parenting and intergenerational transmission of self-regulation is providing new insights for prevention and intervention.

 

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