College of Education and Human Development

Institute of Child Development

Zelazo selected as an American Association for the Advancement of Science Fellow

Philip Zelazo, PhD, Nancy M. and John E. Lindahl Professor in the Institute of Child Development (ICD), has been elected to the 2023 American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) class of fellows. He is one of 502 national and international scientists, engineers, and innovators elected this year.

The AAAS is the world's largest general scientific society and has been awarding the lifetime recognition of Fellows since 1874. “As we celebrate the 150th anniversary of the AAAS Fellows Program, AAAS is proud to recognize the newly elected individuals. This year’s class embodies scientific excellence, fosters trust in science throughout the communities they serve, and leads the next generation of scientists while advancing scientific achievements,” said Sudip S. Parikh, Ph.D., AAAS chief executive officer and executive publisher of the Science family of journals.  

Zelazo is being honored for “distinguished contributions to the field of developmental cognitive neuroscience, including outstanding research delineating the development of executive function (i.e., conscious self-control of thought, action, and emotion).”

His work has shaped scientific understanding of how to measure and promote executive function skills across the lifespan, with broad implications for children's educational outcomes. He has been honored by numerous awards, including a Boyd McCandless Young Scientist Award from the American Psychological Association (APA), and a Canada’s Top 40 Under 40 Award. He is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association, the American Psychological Society (APS), and the Mind and Life Institute, Past-President of the Jean Piaget Society, and editor of the 2-volume Oxford Handbook of Developmental Psychology. 

To see the complete list of 2023 Fellows, click here

Professor Philip Zelazo