Philip studies the development and neural bases of executive function, or the conscious control of thought, action, and emotion. His research has been honored by numerous awards, including a Boyd McCandless Young Scientist Award (APA) and a Canada’s Top 40 Under 40 Award. He is editor of the two-volume Oxford Handbook of Developmental Psychology (2013), lead developer of the executive function measures for the NIH Toolbox for the Assessment of Neurological and Behavioral Health, and the Cognitive Health Domain lead scientist for the National Children’s Study.
Philip received his Ph.D. with distinction from Yale University.
Articles by Philip Zelazo, Ph.D.
In my research, I study the development of executive function skills, which are a crucial part of a child’s development. They help children regulate emotion, make decisions, and think critically. […]
When you ask kindergarten teachers and teachers in the early school grades which skills they think are most important for their students to succeed in school, they often say: kids […]