Child development in the context of adversity;Experiential canalization of brain and behavior

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Abstract

The authors examine the effects of poverty-related adversity on child development, drawing upon psychobiological principles of experiential canalization and the biological embedding of experience. They integrate findings from research on stress physiology, neurocognitive function, and self-regulation to consider adaptive processes in response to adversity as an aspect of children's development. Recent research on early caregiving is paired with research in prevention science to provide a reorientation of thinking about the ways in which psychosocial and economic adversity are related to continuity in human development.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)309-318
Number of pages10
JournalAmerican Psychologist
Volume67
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 2012

Keywords

  • Development
  • Poverty
  • Preventive intervention
  • Self-regulation
  • Stress

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychology(all)

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