The Development of Self-Regulation: Foundational Skills for Children’s Health and Well-Being

This webinar, part of the LCRN’s series based on the Handbook of Life Course Health Development, features Megan McClelland, PhD.


Dr. McClelland will discuss the importance of self-regulation for health, educational success, and well-being over time and across contexts. She will examine the pathways of self-regulatory development (including individual, contextual and sociocultural factors that influence the development of these skills over time), the methods for studying self-regulation, and translational issues such as intervention efforts to improve these skills in children.


Dr. McClelland is the Katherine E. Smith Professor of Healthy Children and Families in Human Development and Family Sciences at Oregon State University (OSU), where she serves as Director of the Early Childhood Research Core at the Hallie Ford Center for Healthy Children and Families. Her research focuses on optimizing children’s health and development, especially as it relates to children’s self-regulation and educational success including links between self-regulation and academic achievement from early childhood to adulthood, recent advances in measuring self-regulation, and intervention efforts to improve these skills in children. She has published many theoretical and empirical articles on the development of self-regulation with colleagues and collaborators around the world. She is currently involved with a number of national and international projects to develop measures of self-regulation and interventions to improve educational success in children.


Webinar recording available here


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