The term self-regulation can signify:
  • Autoregulation
    Autoregulation is a process within many biological systems, resulting from some internal adaptive mechanism that works to adjust the systems response to stimuli. While most systems of the body show some degree of autoregulation, it is most clearly observed in the kidney, the heart, and the brain...

  • Homeostasis
    Homeostasis is the property of a system that regulates its internal environment and tends to maintain a stable, constant condition of properties like temperature or pH...

    , in systems theory
  • Self-control, in sociology / psychology
  • Self-regulated learning
    Self-regulated learning
    The term self-regulated can be used to describe learning that is guided by metacognition , strategic action , and motivation to learn...

    , in educational psychology
  • Self-regulation theory
    Self-regulation theory
    Self-Regulation Theory or SRT is a system of conscious personal health management. Although a doctor may give a patient sound medical advice, the theory states that only with self-regulation will the patient appropriately implement that advice. For medical treatment to be effective, the patient...

     (SRT), a system of conscious personal health management
  • Self-regulatory organization
    Self-regulatory organization
    A self-regulatory organization is an organization that exercises some degree of regulatory authority over an industry or profession. The regulatory authority could be applied in addition to some form of government regulation, or it could fill the vacuum of an absence of government oversight and...

    , in business and finance
  • Self-policing
    Self-policing, a form of self-regulation, is the process whereby an organization is asked, or volunteers, to monitor its own adherence to legal, ethical, or safety standards, rather than have an outside, independent agency such as a governmental entity monitor and enforce those standards.-To the...

    , a form of self-regulation
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