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The Bioecology, Self-Regulation and Learning (BSL) Lab's interests are in clarifying the processes—mind, brain, and environment—through which children's experiences with their parents, teachers, and peers shape their abilities to control their impulses, purposely maintain and shift their attention, and hold and manipulate information in mind. Broadly, this set of inter-related skills is referred to as "self-regulation."

We are particularly interested in:

  1. the interplay of experience, self-regulation, and children's developing physiological stress systems.
  2. how these processes affect the way children learn.

Some questions that motivate our work

Sound interesting? Get involved!

Have a child between the ages of 3 and 10 and want to contribute to the science?

Read about our current projects and how you can participate.

Are you an undergraduate or graduate student interested in learning more about how the young mind works?

We'd love to consider you for our team. Contact us to learn more.

Advising expectations

Learn more about what to expect as a graduate student in the BSL Lab. Our Lab Director, Daniel Berry, Ph.D., outlines what you can expect from him as an advisor/mentor and provides an overview of his expectations of students in the child psychology Ph.D. program at the University of Minnesota.

Read Dr. Berry's advising expectations