On Thursday, we will be recording our next podcast, entitled “Self-Regulation Across the Lifespan.” If you have any questions on the topic, please leave them in the comments below, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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What is Self-Regulation?
By definition, self-regulation is the ability to attain, maintain, and change arousal appropriately for a task or situation (as defined by Williams and Shellenberger,96) and includes:
- The ability to seek comfort and security or safety when it is needed
- The ability to know what arousal state you are in and how that compares to the
- situation/context or task at hand
- To regulate attention to task
- To regulate activity level