Stuart Shanker

Dr. Stuart Shanker is a Distinguished Research Professor Emeritus of Philosophy and Psychology from York University and the Founder & Visionary of The MEHRIT Centre, Ltd. Stuart has served as an advisor on early child development to government organizations across Canada and the US, and in countries around the world. Dr. Shanker also blogs for Psychology Today
The Fourth Strategy

The Fourth Strategy

It’s that time of the year when the hook modellers have come out in full force. And boy, have they ever gotten good at their craft. All of the psychological tricks are there: the appeal to scarcity; the suggestion of crowd behaviour; the advice of some supposed...

Self-Reg for Teens

Self-Reg for Teens

What is Self-Reg? Self-Reg is a way to understand and improve self-regulation by understanding and dealing with stress better. In Self-Reg we look at how we respond to stress and how those responses are related to our tension and energy levels. Self-Regulation...

Self-Reg for Elementary Teachers

Self-Reg for Elementary Teachers

What is Self-Reg all about? Shanker Self-Reg® is a process for enhancing self- regulation by understanding and dealing with stress. In Self-Reg we consider both our responses to stress and our underlying state of energy and tension when we encounter a stress....

Self-Reg in the Early Years

Self-Reg in the Early Years

Self-Regulation in Preschoolers The early years are a time of extraordinary growth and development. Children’s capacity for self- regulation—how they manage energy expenditure in response to stressors and then recover from the effort—is wired during these critical...

Self-Reg for Parents

Self-Reg for Parents

What is Self-Reg all about? Shanker Self-Reg® is a process for enhancing self- regulation by understanding and dealing with stress. In Self-Reg we consider both our responses to stress and our underlying state of energy and tension when we encounter a stress....

Self-Reg: The Basics

Self-Reg: The Basics

What is Self-Reg all about? Shanker Self-Reg® is a process for enhancing self- regulation by understanding and dealing with stress. In Self-Reg we consider both our responses to stress and our underlying state of energy and tension when we encounter a stress....

Coronavirus Conversations: Unpacking Step 4

Coronavirus Conversations: Unpacking Step 4

This seems to be happening to me quite a lot these days. Susan asked me a question during a filming session that seemed innocuous enough, but in fact, pushed me to think hard about a core Self-Reg concept. The short version of her question was: “What is the difference...

Coronavirus Conversations: Meade’s Maxim

Coronavirus Conversations: Meade’s Maxim

I am always asking Why. Even when the answer seems obvious, I’m driven to see whether it’s possible to delve deeper. Which is how I feel about those who are so eager to relax social distancing. Granted, their political machinations are as clear as could be, as is the...

Coronavirus Conversations: Corona Partiers

Coronavirus Conversations: Corona Partiers

I wanted to share today the series of emotions that I went through when I read and thought about the corona partiers. First I felt anger. To paraphrase Jean Twenge’s point about the iGen (the “internet generation”), it is tempting to see corona partying as the...

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