overview

  • As the director of the S.E.L.F.-Regulation Lab, Dr. Graziano’s research focuses on the role of children’s self-regulation as it pertains to School Readiness, Early Intervention, Learning, and Fitness (S.E.L.F.). He is particularly interested in how parental and environmental factors (e.g., teachers/classroom) may influence or moderate the impact of regulatory processes on adaptive functioning outcomes. Special emphasis on the role of physiological (i.e., RSA suppression) and neurocognitive processes in the development of psychopathology (emphasis on disruptive behavior disorders) as well as pediatric obesity. A large portion of his research focuses on developing and examining early interventions (e.g., behavioral parent training, summer programs) that can target children’s self-regulation skills and subsequent adaptive and health related outcomes. Dr. Graziano has authored or co-authored a number of papers and his work has been supported by both federal grants (e.g., NIMH, NIDDK, Institute of Education Sciences) and local agencies (e.g., The Children’s Trust).

research interests

  • Developmental psychopathology
    Individual differences in early regulatory processes and their influence on subsequent social-emotional, behavioral, and cognitive development
    Parental and environmental factors that may influence or moderate the impact of regulatory processes on adaptive functioning outcomes
    Special emphasis on the role of physiological (i.e., RSA suppression) and neurocognitive processes in the development of psychopathology (emphasis on disruptive behavior disorders) as well as co-morbidity issues
    Interdisciplinary research and examining self-regulatory processes within the pediatric and health domains such as overweight children
    Clinical interventions
    Develop and examine how evidence-based interventions (e.g., behavioral parent training, summer programs, and pharmacological treatments) affect children's regulatory processes and subsequent adaptive functioning across domains

selected publications

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full name

  • Paulo Graziano

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