|When||May 19, 2016|
|Where||Auditorium 2 (1F), Agora, Mattilanniemi 2|
|Contact Name||Ulla Richardson|
Guest lecture, prof. Frederick Morrison: Growth of self-regulation in the transition to school, Agora Auditorio 2
Fredrick J. Morrison is a world famous researcher in the field of educational and developmental psychology. He works currently as a professor at the School of Education and at the Department of Psychology, College of Literature, Science, and Arts, University of Michigan. He received his PhD from Harvard University. His research focuses on the impact of child, family and schooling factors in shaping children's growth and in contributing to early problems in school. His investigations of the nature and sources of variability in children's early literacy acquisition and development has involved classroom observations studying the effects of an intervention to individualize instruction for young students, based on their skill levels and aided by computer software. Prof Morrison is a co-investigator on the NICHD Study of Early Child Care and Youth Development. Recently, he has been involved with studies on children's social, emotional and cognitive regulation.