Stephanie M. Carlson

Institute of Child Development
College of Education and Human Development
Twin Cities

Award Year
University Award
Distinguished McKnight University Professors
Research Title
Self-control in Early Childhood

Section A, Location 14

Stephanie Carlson conducts research on the development of executive function (the brain basis of self-control), including how to measure it in children as young as age 2; what to expect of children of different ages and life experiences; what distinguishes children who have better or worse executive function; and perhaps most importantly, how to improve these critical skills that predict greater achievement in multiple areas of life.