Please Join Dr. Megan McClelland as we focus on the importance of self-regulation for learning and development throughout the lifespan. Self-regulation will be defined and research on the predictability of these skills starting early in life will be discussed. Research on intervention efforts to strengthen these skills, especially in young children, will be reviewed and policy implications will be discussed. Megan M. McClelland is an Associate Professor in the Human Development & Family Sciences department and the Hallie E. Ford Center for Healthy Children and Families. Her research is broadly focused on optimizing children's development, especially as it relates to early social and cognitive development and school success. Her recent work has focused on the development of children's learning-related skills (including self-regulation and social competence) and academic achievement in preschool and early elementary school. Dr. McClelland’s current research is focused on developing measures of behavioral regulation. She is also interested in charting pathways to school readiness using multi-level growth curves and clustered data. View this seminar

Tuesday, March 12, 2013 - 16:00