Upcoming SSHD Webinar
SSHD will host our next free Webinar Pathways to Adaptation: Self-Regulation and Assessts - A View of the Issues. The Webinar will be held March 15, 2013 from 11 am - 12 pm EST. Read on for details to Register Now!
Empirical research often treats self-regulation as homogenously affecting development across contexts, ignoring the oftentimes important role of contextual variation. However, the research presented in this webinar explores how intentional self-regulation (ISR) and contextual resources may combine to predict adaptive development across the life span. The presentations are diverse in regard to the period of the life span they consider and in how they operationalize self-regulation, but are unified in indicating that intentional self-regulation helps individuals optimize their unique developmental trajectories.
McClelland and Wanless will report on a study of how risk factors (English Language Learner status, being from a low-income family) interacted with ISR to promote academic achievement in young children. Bowers and colleagues will discuss the role of important nonparental adults, and how their presence affects adolescents' positive development, partially as mediated by the presence of self-regulatory strengths. Wiese and Heidemeier will examine how self-regulation skills interacted with contextual factors to facilitate women's reentry into the workplace after maternity leave. Shane and Heckhausen draw from the Midlife in the United States (MIDUS) data set and will focus on self-regulation in the work domain, examining the interaction between self-regulatory skills and perceived control.
- John Geldhof, Tufts University
- Megan McClelland, Oregon State University
- Ed Bowers, Tufts University
- Bettine Wiese, Aachen University
- Jacob Shane, University of California, Irvine