Antecedents of self-regulation: A developmental perspective.

  title={Antecedents of self-regulation: A developmental perspective.},
  author={Claire B. Kopp},
  journal={Developmental Psychology},
  • C. Kopp
  • Published 1 March 1982
  • Psychology
  • Developmental Psychology
The emerging ability to comply with caregivers' dictates and to monitor one's own behavior accordingly signifies a major growth of early childhood. However, scant attention has been paid to the developmental course of self-initiated regulation of behavior. This article summarizes the literature devoted to early forms of control and highlights the different philosophical orientations in the literature. Then, focusing on the period from early infancy to the beginning of the preschool years, the… 

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