Stress and the development of self-regulation in context

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This article considers the effects of psychosocial stress on child development and describes mechanisms through which early stress in the context of poverty affects the functioning of neural networks that underlie executive functions and self-regulation. It examines the effects of early experience on glucocorticoid and catecholamine levels that influence neural activity in areas of the brain associated with executive functions, primarily as studied in animal models. Finally, it considers the strengths and limitations of this research, its relevance to understanding stress reactivity from the perspective of biological sensitivity to context, and the implications for the study of risk and resilience processes and early intervention to prevent developmental delays.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)181-188
Number of pages8
JournalChild Development Perspectives
Volume4
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 2010

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Executive Function
self-regulation
Poverty
Child Development
Glucocorticoids
Catecholamines
Animal Models
neural network
resilience
brain
Brain
animal
Research
poverty
Self-Control
experience

Keywords

  • Poverty
  • Self-regulation
  • Stress

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Life-span and Life-course Studies
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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Stress and the development of self-regulation in context. / Blair, Clancy.

In: Child Development Perspectives, Vol. 4, No. 3, 12.2010, p. 181-188.

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