Child Study Center Speaker Series
Thursday, March 15 at 4:15pm
127 Moore Building University Park
Kirby Deater-Deckard, Ph.D., Professor of Psychological and Brain Sciences, UMass Amherst, Director, Developmental Science Initiative
"Parenting and Self-Regulation in the Family"
Abstract: In this presentation, I 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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