Seth Pollak

Distinguished Professor of Psychology and Pediatrics at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, USA

About the author:

I have published widely on topics including the influences of environmental risk factors on children’s brain and behavioral development, as well as children’s emotions, stress regulation, early learning and health.

What I want to achieve:

My students and I working at the intersection of social/affective neuroscience, learning, early adversity/stress, and child development. We have a strong commitment to harnessing cutting-edge developmental science to promote all children’s well-being, and especially those who are most disadvantaged and vulnerable.

My previous positions:

  • Governing Council, Society for Research in Child Development (2013-2019).
  • Founding Director, Morse Society Fellowship Program (2014-present).
  • Board of Directors, Madison Children’s Museum (2016-present).
  • Board of Directors, Association for Psychological Science (2020-present).
  • Associate Chair for Equity, Inclusion, and Diversity, Department of Psychology (2020-present).

Awards & accomplishments:

  • Boyd McCandless Award for Distinguished Early Career Contribution to Developmental Psychology (2003).
  • Distinguished Scientific Award for Early Career Contribution to Psychology, American Psychological Association (2006).