Self-regulation processes and thriving in childhood and adolescence: a view of the issues.

Richard M. Lerner, Jacqueline V. Lerner, Edmond P. Bowers, Selva Lewin-Bizan, Steinunn Gestsdottir, Jennifer Brown Urban

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Both organismic and intentional self-regulation processes must be integrated across childhood and adolescence for adaptive developmental regulations to exist and for the developing person to thrive, both during the first two decades of life and through the adult years. To date, such an integrated, life-span approach to self-regulation during childhood and adolescence has not been fully formulated. The purpose of this monograph is to provide such integration; in this introduction, the editors of the monograph explain the purposes of the volume and provide a brief overview of the work of the contributing scholars.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-9
Number of pages9
JournalNew directions for child and adolescent development
Issue number133
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2011


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