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Handbook of Self-Regulatory Processes in Development

New Directions and International Perspectives

Edited by: Karen Caplovitz Barrett , Nathan A. Fox , George A. Morgan , Deborah J. Fidler , Lisa A. Daunhauer

Print publication date:  December  2012
Online publication date:  May  2013

Print ISBN: 9781848729193
eBook ISBN: 9780203080719
Adobe ISBN: 9781136169137

10.4324/9780203080719
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The development of self- and emotional regulatory processes helps children to regulate their behavior based on their cultural context and to develop positive social relationships. This handbook brings together heretofore disparate literatures on self- and emotional regulation, brain and physiological processes, mastery motivation, and atypical development to highlight how mastery motivation is related to self-regulation and to clarify the relation between these various processes. Authors from a variety of countries and backgrounds provide an integrated, up-to-date review of the research and the key theoretical models to demonstrate how these processes relate to cultural and individual differences in both typical and atypical development. The renowned editors, all experts in a particular domain of self-regulation, provide section opening chapters that review the literature, provide a perspective that explains the findings, and suggest directions for future research. Although the focus is on quantitative studies, some qualitative findings and research using brain imaging methodologies are included.

Outstanding features include:

  • Reviews the development of self and emotional regulation from infancy through adolescence.
  • Contributors from various countries and backgrounds provide an integrative review of the literature to guide the direction of future research.
  • Features contributions from those who have had a strong impact on self-regulation research.
  • Reviews research on developmental disorders that have implications for self-regulation.

There are four sections. Section one introduces the development of self- and emotional regulation. This section reviews how self-regulation adapts based on personal and culturally-based goals and how individual differences predispose some to behavior disorders. Socialization influences are examined including a look at when typical regulation processes go awry. Section 2 examines physiological and brain processes as they relate to the development of typical and atypical processes, along with neurocognitive development of performance monitoring and how these processes change over time, cortical activation differences, and behavioral and electrocortical measures of attentional bias. Section 3 reviews the development of self-regulation and mastery motivation including a review of the Dimensions of Mastery Questionnaire (DMQ), cross-national comparisons, and what the DMQ can tell us about self-regulation. The section concludes with a look at the development of self-regulation and mastery motivation in individuals with a developmental disability. Section 4 examines self-regulation in atypical development and evidence-based treatment approaches in children with ADHD, autism, and Down syndrome.

This book is intended for researchers, graduate students, and practitioners in psychology, neuroscience, human development, and education interested in the development of self and emotional regulatory processes.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Introduction to Section One Download PDF
Chapter  2:  The Development of Emotion Self-Regulation Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Placing Emotion Regulation in a Developmental Framework of Self-Regulation Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Adaptive and Maladaptive Regulation of and by Emotion Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Socialization Influences on Children's and Adolescents' Emotional Self-Regulation Processes Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Introduction to Section Two Download PDF
Chapter  7:  The Integration of Self and Other in the Development of Self-Regulation Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Emotion Regulation from the Perspective of Developmental Neuroscience Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Neural Mechanisms of Emotion Regulation in Children Download PDF
Chapter  10:  The Neurocognitive Development of Performance Monitoring Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Integrating Behavioral and Electrocortical Measures of Attentional Bias Toward Threat Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Introduction to Section Three Download PDF
Chapter  13:  The Relationship Between Mastery Motivation, Self-Regulated Learning, and School Success Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Using the Dimensions of Mastery Questionnaire (DMQ) to Assess Mastery Motivation of English- and Chinese-Speaking Children Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Mastery Motivation and Self-Regulation During Early Childhood Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Self-Regulation and Mastery Motivation in Individuals with Developmental Disabilities Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Introduction to Section Four Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Current Perspectives on Preschool Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Self-Regulation in Persons with Autism Spectrum Disorders Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Executive Functioning in Individuals with Down Syndrome Download PDF
Author_Index Download PDF
Subject_Index Download PDF
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