The regulation (by a person or an organization) of ones own behaviour without external control or monitoring (noun)
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Use "self-regulation" in a sentence
"Many editorials are currently praising the notion of self-regulation – indeed, the final editorial of the NoW's last edition put in a last word for the doomed Press Complaints Commission, adding comically "self-regulation does work"."
"On Monday, Grant said the notion of self-regulation by the media, "although a lovely idea … has absolutely been shown not to have worked for the last 20 to 30 years.""
"I assembled a tool kit full of helpful self-regulation techniques like Somatic Experiencing, EMDR, meditation and guided imagery."