Paul Graziano, PhD
Paul A. Graziano, PhD, is a professor of psychology and the director of the S.E.L.F.-Regulation Laboratory at the Center for Children and Families at Florida International University. Dr. Graziano’s research program strives to integrate theory and methods from developmental psychology and neuroscience to examine the development of children’s self-regulation skills and how such processes can be applied to the understanding and treatment of disruptive behavior disorders such as ADHD. His primary research interest is in clarifying how individual differences in regulatory processes, particularly emotion regulation and executive functioning, contribute to children’s adaptive functioning and psychopathology. Within a biopsychosocial framework, his research explores both intrinsic (e. g., child temperament, physiology) and extrinsic (e. g., parenting, peers) factors in the development of self-regulation. Utilizing a translational approach, Dr. Graziano aims to develop and examine how early intervention can target such self-regulation processes and subsequently improve adaptive functioning. His work has been supported by IES, NIMH, and NIDDK grants, resulting in over 100 peer reviewed scientific articles.