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Seth Pollak

Seth Pollak

Expert on child development, human emotions, child brain and behavioral development; at-risk children and child health; effects of maltreatment, poverty

Professor, psychology College of Letters and Science Work: 608-890-2525 Home page


  • Child development
  • Human emotions
  • Brain and behavior
  • At-risk children
  • Poverty and human development


  • Distinguished Scientific Award for Early Career Contribution to Psychology, American Psychological Association
  • Fellow, Association for Psychological Science
  • Chancellor’s Steiger Distinguished Teaching Award, UW-Madison
  • Charter member, Psychosocial Development, Risk and Prevention Review Panel, National Institute of Health
  • College of Letters & Science Distinguished Professor of Psychology; professor of pediatrics, psychiatry, anthropology