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The importance of self-regulation

What is self-regulation? What influences the development of self-regulation? Get the answers in Professor Megan McClellands lecture "The Importance of Self-Regulation for Short- and Long-Term Success".

On the 13th of April Professor Megan McClelland held a guest lecture about self-regulation at the University of Stavanger. McClelland discussed the importance of children’s self-regulation for success throughout childhood and into adulthood. In the film from the lecture you will also find activitives or games that can improve self-regulation. 

About Megan McClelland

Megan McClelland is the Katherine E. Smith Professor of Healthy Children and Families in Human Development and Family Sciences at Oregon State University. She serves as Director of the Healthy Development in Early Childhood Research Core at the Hallie Ford Center for Healthy Children and Families. Her research focuses on optimizing children's development, especially as it relates to children’s self-regulation and school readiness 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 young children. She is currently conducting a federally-funded project to develop measures of self-regulation, and a large intervention trial to improve school readiness in young children.

Megan McClelland is Adjunct Professor (Professor II) in the Agder project, and this semester she is a Visiting Professor at the Norwegian Centre for Learning Environment and Behavioural Research in Education.


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