Effortful control in adolescence: Individual differences within a unique developmental window

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Abstract

Individual differences in emotional reactivity emerge in the first months of life. In some infants, this is marked by a fearful withdrawal from the uncertainty of the larger world, while other infants display a joyful embrace. While early reactivity can shape behavior over time, it is not immutable. The child can come to shape, or regulate, these initial emotional tendencies, allowing him to meet individual goals and conform to societal expectations of behavior. This chapter focuses on effortful control as a key component of an individual’s regulatory arsenal. It explores the role of effortful control in helping individuals navigate the exceedingly complex social and emotional world confronted in adolescence, highlighting the behavioral, cognitive, and neural mechanisms at play.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSelf-Regulation in Adolescence
PublisherCambridge University Press
Pages78-100
Number of pages23
ISBN (Electronic)9781139565790
ISBN (Print)9781107036000
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StatePublished - Jan 1 2015

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Perez-Edgar, Koraly Elisa. / Effortful control in adolescence : Individual differences within a unique developmental window. Self-Regulation in Adolescence. Cambridge University Press, 2015. pp. 78-100
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