Clarence Bissell Blair Jr. is an American developmental psychologist and Professor of Cognitive Psychology in the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development at New York University. He previously taught at Pennsylvania State University for ten years.[1] He is known for his research on the development of emotional self-regulation in children.[2]

Clancy Blair
EducationMcGill University
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Known forResearch on the development of emotional self-regulation in children
Scientific career
FieldsDevelopmental psychology
InstitutionsPennsylvania State University
New York University
Thesis School adjustment: Risk and resilience in the early elementary grades  (1996)
Doctoral advisorCraig T. Ramey

Selected publications

  • Blair, C. (2002). School readiness: Integrating cognition and emotion in a neurobiological conceptualization of child functioning at school entry. American Psychologist, 57, 111–127.
  • Blair, C. (2010). Stress and the development of self-regulation in context. Child Development Perspectives, 4, 181–188.
  • Blair, C. & Raver, C.C. (2012). Child development in the context of adversity: Experiential canalization of brain and behavior. American Psychologist, 67, 309–318.
  • Blair, C. (2016). Developmental science and executive function. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 25, 3–7.


  1. ^ "Clancy Blair". Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development. Retrieved 22 February 2019.
  2. ^ Jaffe, Eric (30 July 2015). "Portrait of Self-Control as a Young Process". APS Observer. 28 (6). Retrieved 22 February 2019.