Leading behavioral scientists describe advances in research on regulatory influences that govern the development of childhood behavior problems.
In this timely volume, leading behavioral scientists describe recent advances in our understanding of the multiple biopsychosocial regulatory processes underlying the development of children's behavior disorders. A full spectrum of regulatory influences is addressed, ranging from genes to cultural factors. Individual chapters highlight the importance of developing research paradigms that synthesize biological, behavioral, and social-ecological influences, and of viewing self-regulation as a complex system that reorganizes across development. The regulatory foundations of a diverse range of childhood behavior problems are examined, including anxiety, social withdrawal, depression, conduct problems, inattention and impulsivity, and sleep problems.
1. Conceptual issues in studying the development of self-regulation Arnold J. Sameroff; 2. How gene-environment interactions can influence the development of emotional regulation in Rhesus monkeys Steven J. Suomi; 3. Context matters: exploring definitions of a poorly modulated stress response Kate Keenan and Suma Jacob; 4. An integrative approach to the neurophysiology of emotion regulation: the case of social withdrawal Nestor L. Lopez, Sheryl L. Olson, Barbara Felt and Delia M. Vazquez; 5. Regulatory competence and early disruptive behavior problems: the role of physiological regulation Susan D. Calkins; 6. Behavioral regulation as a product of temperament and environment John E. Bates, Jackson A. Goodnight, Jennifer E. Fite and Angela D. Staples; 7. Self-regulatory processes in the development of disruptive behavior problems: the preschool to school transition Sheryl Olson, Arnold Sameroff, Erika Lunkenheimer and David Kerr; 8. Emotion dysregulation and the development of serious misconduct Pamela Cole, Anna Radzioch and Sarah Bender; 9. Regulatory processes in children's coping with exposure to marital conflict Mark E. Cummings, Lauren M. Papp and Chrystyna D. Kouros; 10. Family subsystems and children's self-regulation Brenda Volling, Amy M. Kolak and Alysia Blandon; 11. Culture and the development of regulatory competence: Chinese-U.S. comparisons Twila Tardif, Wang Li and Sheryl Olson; 12. Self-regulation and the development of behavioral and emotional problems: toward an integrative conceptual and translational research agenda Ronald Dahl and Anne Conway.