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Harms, M. B., Xu, Y., Green, C. S., Woodard, K., Wilson, R., & Pollak, S. D. (2024). The structure and development of explore-exploit decision making. Cognitive Psychology, 150, 101650.

Shirtcliff, E. A., Hanson, J. L., Ruttle, P. L., Smith, B., & Pollak, S. D. (2024). Cortisol’s Diurnal Rhythm Indexes the Neurobiological Impact of Child Adversity in Adolescence. Biological Psychology, 108766.

Xu, Y., Harms, M., Green, C.S., Wilson, R., and Pollak, S.D. (2023). Childhood unpredictability and the development of explorationProceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Chung, M.K., Adluru, N., Alexander, A.L., Davidson, R.J., and Pollak, S.D. (2023). Altered topological structure of the brain white matter in maltreated children through topological data analysis. Network Neuroscience.

Pollak, S. D. & Menghini, D. (2023), Maltrattamento infantile e sviluppo emotivo. In S. Vicari (eds.), Trauma e psicopatologia. Biologia, clinica e prospettive di cura per l’età evolutiva, Trento: Erickson, 43-78.

Plate, R.C., Woodward, K., and Pollak, S.D. (2023). Category flexibility in emotion learningAffective Science, 4, 722-730. (

Harms, M.B., & Pollak, S.D. (2023). Emotion regulation in adolescence. Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Psychology, (

Peltonen, K., Gredebäck, G., Pollak, S.D., Lindskog, M., Hall, J., (2023). The role of maternal trauma and discipline types in emotional processing among Syrian refugee children. European Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, 32 (8), 1487-1495. (

Chung, M.K., Hanson, J.L., Davidson, R.J., and Pollak, S.D. (2023). Longitudinal elastic shape analysis of brain subcortical structures in children. Journal of the American Statistical Association, 118, 541: 1-21.

Smith, K.E., and Pollak, S.D. (2022). Approach motivation and loneliness: Individual differences and parasympathetic activity. Psychophysiology, e14036.

Miu, A.C., Bunea, I.M., Szentágotai-Tătar, A., and Pollak, S.D. (2022). Emotion regulation as a mediator between childhood adversity and psychopathology: A meta-analysis. Clinical Psychology Review. 93, 102141. (

Woodard, K., Plate, R.C., and Pollak, S.D. (2022). Children track probabilistic distributions of facial cues across individuals. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 151(2): 506-511. [PMCID: PMC8923917, PMID: 34570561].

Smith, K.E., and Pollak, S.D. (2022). Children’s value‑based decision making. Scientific Reports, 12(1), 1-8.

Plate, R.C., Woodard, K., and Pollak, S.D. (2022). Statistical learning in an emotional world. D. Dukes, A. Samson, and E. Walle (Eds). Oxford Handbook of Emotional Development. Pp. 78-92.

Cochrane, A., Ruba, A., Lovely, A., Kane-Grade, F., Duerst, A., and Pollak, S.D. (2022). Perceptual learning is robust to manipulations of valence and arousal in childhood and adulthood. Public Library of Science (PLoS) ONE, 17(4), e0266258.

Hair, N., Hanson, J.L., Wolfe, B., and Pollak, S.D. (2022). Low household income and neurodevelopment from infancy through adolescence. Public Library of Science (PLoS) ONE, 17(1), e0262607.

Ruba, A.L., Pollak, S.D. and Saffran, J.R. (2022). Acquiring Complex Communicative Systems: Statistical Learning of Language and Emotion. Top. Cogn. Sci..

Leitzke, B.T., Plate, R.C., and Pollak, S.D. (2022). Training reduces error in rating the intensity of emotions. Emotion. 22(3), 479.[PMID: 32597672, PMCID: PMC8344377].

Pollak, S.D., and Smith, K.E. (2021). Thinking clearly about biology and childhood adversity: Next steps for continued progress. Perspectives in Psychological Science, 16(1), 67-93. [PMID: 32668190, PMCID: PMC7809338; DOI: 10.1177/17456916211031539].

Smith, K.E., and Pollak, S.D. (2021). Early life stress and perceived social isolation influence how children use value information to guide behavior. Child Development, 93(3), 804-814. [PMID: 3497146, DOI: 10.1111/cdev.13727].

Dukes, D., et al. (2021). The rise of affectivism. Nature Human Behavior, 10, 1-5. [PMID: 34112980, PMCID: PMC8319089, DOI: 10.1038/s41562-021-01130-8].

Woodard, K., Zettersten, M., & Pollak, S. D. (2021). The representation of emotion knowledge across development. Child Development, 00, 1– 14.

Plate, R.C., Shutts, K., Cochrane, A., Green, C.S., and Pollak, S.D. (2021). Testimony bias lingers across development under uncertainty. Developmental Psychology, 57 (12), 2150-2164. [PMID: 34928665, DOI: 10.1037/dev0001253].

Kennedy, B. V., Hanson, J. L., Buser, N. J., van den Bos, W., Rudolph, K. D., Davidson, R. J., & Pollak, S. D. (2021). Accumbofrontal tract integrity is related to early life adversity and feedback learning. Neuropsychopharmacology46 (13), 2288-2294. [PMID: 34561607, PMCID: PMC8581005, DOI: 10.1038/s41386-021-01129-9].

Smith, K. E., & Pollak, S. D. (2021). Social relationships and children’s perceptions of adversity. Child Development Perspectives, 00, 1– 7. /10.1111/cdep.12427

Gredebäck G., Haas S., Hall J., Pollak S., Karakus D.C., Lindskog M. (2021). Social cognition in refugee children: an experimental cross-sectional study of emotional processing with Syrian families in Turkish communities. R. Soc. Open Sci. 8: 210362.

Smith, K.E., Pollak, S.D. Early life stress and neural development: Implications for understanding the developmental effects of COVID-19. Cogn Affect Behav Neurosci (2021).

Woodard, K., Plate, R.C., Morningstar, M. et al. Categorization of Vocal Emotion Cues Depends on Distributions of Input. Affec Sci (2021).

Pollak, S.D. , & Wolfe, B. L. (2020). How developmental neuroscience can help address the problem of child poverty. Development and Psychopathology, 32, 1640–1656.

Smith, K.E., Leitzke, B.T., and Pollak, S.D. (2020). Youths’ processing of emotion information: Responses to chronic and video-based laboratory stress. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 122, 104873. [PMID: 33070023, PMCID: PMC7686118, DOI:10.1016/j.psyneuen.2020.104873].

Ruba, A. L., & Pollak, S. D. (2020). Children’s emotion inferences from masked faces: Implications for social interactions during COVID-19. . PloS one, 15(12), e0243708.

Smith, K.E., Pollak, S.D. (2020). Early life stress and development: potential mechanisms for adverse outcomes. J Neurodevelop Disord 12, 34.

Leitzke, B.T., Plate, R.C., and Pollak, S.D. (2022). Training reduces error in rating the intensity of emotions. Emotion. 22(3), 479.[PMID: 32597672, PMCID: PMC8344377].

Shirtcliff, Elizabeth A., Hanson, Jamie L., Phan, Jenny M., Ruttle, Paula L, & Pollak, Seth D. (2020). Hyper- and hypo-cortisol functioning in post-institutionalized adolescents: The role of Severity of neglect and context. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 105067.

Ruba, Ashley L.; Pollak, Seth D. (2020). The Development of Emotion Reasoning in Infancy and Early Childhood. Annual Review of Developmental Psychology, 2(1), 503-531.

Smith, Karen E.; Pollak, Seth D. (2020). Rethinking Concepts and Categories for Understanding the Neurodevelopmental Effects of Childhood Adversity.  Perspectives on Psychological Science, 1-27.Woodard, Kristina; Pollak, Seth D. (2020).

Woodard, Kristina; Pollak, Seth D. (2020). Is there evidence for sensitive periods in emotional development? Behavioral Sciences, Vol. 36, 1-6.

Pollak, Seth D.; Wolfe, Barbara L. (2020). Maximizing research on the adverse effects of child poverty through consensus measures. Developmental Science. 2020;00:e12946.

Plate, R.C., Shutts, K., Cochrane, A., Green, C.S., & Pollak, S.D. (2020). Choice strategies in a changing social learning environment. In Denison, S., Mack, M., Xu, Y., Armstrong, B.C. (Eds.), Proceedings of the 42nd Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society.

Blair, K., Bashford-Largo, J., Shah, N., Lukoff, J., Pollak, S.D., and Blair, J. (2020). Sexual Abuse in Adolescents Is Associated with Atypically Increased Responsiveness Within Regions Implicated in Self-Referential and Emotional Processing to Approaching Animate Threats. Frontiers in Psychiatry. 11:345.doi: 10.3389/fpsyt.2020.00345 [ PMID: 32612545]

Harms, M.B., & Pollak, S.D. (2020). Early life stress. Richards, C. S., & Cohen, L. M. (Volume Editors).  The Wiley Encyclopedia of Health Psychology, Volume I:  Biological Bases of Health Behavior.  John Wiley & Sons:  Oxford, UK, pp. 373-393.

Plate, R.C., Wood, A., Woodard, K., and Pollak, S.D. (2019). Probabalistic learning of emotion categories. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 148 (10), 1814.

Pollak, Seth D.; Camras, Linda A.; Cole, Pamela M. (2019). Progress in Understanding the Emergence of Human EmotionDevelopmental Psychology, Vol. 55, No. 9, 1801–1811.

Feldman Barrett, Lisa, Adolphs, Ralph, Marsella, Stacy, Martinez, Aleix M., Pollak, Seth D (2019). Emotion Expressions Reconsidered: Challenges to Inferring Emotion From Human Facial Movements.  Psychological Science in the Public Interest 2019, Vol. 20(1).

Blair, Karina S., Aloi, Joseph, Crum, Kathleen, Meffert, Harma, White, Stuart F., Taylor, Brittany K., Leiker, Emily K., Thornton, Laura C., Tyler, Patrick M., Shah, Kiraj, Johnson, Kimberly, Abdel-Rahim, Heba, Lukoff, Jennie, Dobbertin, Matthew, Pope, Kayla, Pollak, Seth, & Blair, James (2019). Association of Different Types of Childhood Maltreatment With Emotional Responding and Response Control Among Youths.  JAMA Network Open.

Plate, Rista C., Bloomberg, Zachary, Bolt, Daniel, Bechner, Anna, Roeber, Barbara, & Pollak, Seth (2019). Abused Children Experience High Anger ExposureFrontiers in Psychology, Volume 10.

Harms, M.B., Leitzke, B.L., & Pollak, S.D. (2019). Maltreatment and emotional development. Handbook of Emotional Development (Eds. V. LoBue, K. Perez-Edgar, & K. Buss). Springer, Cham, (pp. 767-786). [exempt: book chapter].

Briggs-Gowan, M.J., Estabrook, R., Grasso, D., Henry, D., Burns, J., McCarthy, K.J., Pollak, S.D., Wakschlag, L. (2019). Parsing dimensions of family violence exposure in early childhood: Shared and specific contributions to emergent psychopathology and impairment. Child Abuse & Neglect, 87, 100-111. [PMID: 30150105].

Papale, L. A., Seltzer, L. J., Madrid, A., Pollak, S. D., & Alisch, R. S. (2018). Differentially Methylated Genes in Saliva are linked to Childhood Stress. Nature Scientific Reports, 8.

Plate, R. C., Fulvio, J. M., Shutts, K., Green, C. S., & Pollak, S. D. (2018). Probability Learning: Changes in Behavior Across Time and Development. Child Development, 89(1), 205–218.

Birn, R., Roeber, B.J., & Pollak, S.D. (2017). Early childhood stress exposure, reward pathways, and adult decision making. Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, 114(51):13549-13554. doi:10.1073/pnas.1708791114

Harms MB, Birn R, Provencal N, Wiechmann T, Binder EB, Giakas SW, Roeber BJ, Pollak SD. (2017). Early life stress, FK506 binding protein 5 gene (FKBP5) methylation, and inhibition-related prefrontal function: A prospective longitudinal studyDevelopment and Psychopathology, 29(5):1895-1903.

Hilt, L.M., Leitzke, B.T., Pollak, S.D. (2017). Can’t take my eyes off of you: Eye tracking reveals how ruminating young adolescents get stuckJournal of Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychology, 46(6):858-867.

Harms, M.B., Shannon Bowen, K.E., Hanson, J.L., & Pollak, S.D.  (2017). Instrumental learning and cognitive flexibility processes are impaired in children exposed to early life stress. Developmental Science. e12596.

Harms, M. B. (2017). Stress and Exploitative Decision-Making. Journal of Neuroscience, 37(42), 10035-10037.

Hanson, J.L., van den Bos, W., Roeber, B.J., Rudolph, K.D., Davidson, R.J., & Pollak, S.D. (2017). Early adversity and learning: implications for typical and atypical behavioral developmentJournal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry.

Leitzke, B, T., & Pollak, S.D. (2017). Child maltreatment: Consequences, mechanisms, and implications for parenting. In K. Deater-Deckard & R. Panneton (Eds.), Parenting Stress and Early Child Development: Adaptive and Maladaptive Outcomes. New York: Springer, pp. 209-234. [exempt: book chapter]

Chung, M. K., Lee, H., Solo, V., Davidson, R. J., & Pollak, S. D. (2017). Topological distances between brain networks. International Workshop on Connectomics in Neuroimaging. Springer. 10511: 161-170.

Chung, M.K., Hanson, JL., Adluru, N. Alexander, A.L., Davidson, R.J., and Pollak, S.D. (2017). Integrative structural brain network analysis in diffusion tensor imaging. Brain Connectivity, 7(6): 331-346. [PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5567603]

Chung, M.K., Hanson, JL., Adluru, N. Alexander, Al.L., Davidson, R.J., Pollak, S.D. (2017). Electrical circuit model for quantifying abnormal white matter connectivity in maltreated children. oRxiv, 129015.

Wismer Fries, A.B., & Pollak, S.D. (2017).  The role of learning in social development: Illustrations from neglected children. Developmental Science, 20(2).

Gibb, B.E., Pollak, S.D., Hajcak, G., Owens, M. (2016). Attentional biases in children of depressed mothers: An ERP study. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 125 (8): 1166-1178. .

Chung, M.K., Hanson, J., and Pollak, S.D. (2016). Statistical analyses on brain surfaces. In H. Ombao, M. Lindquist, W. Thompson, and J. Aston (Eds.), Handbook of Statistical Methods for Brain Signals and Images. NY: Taylor & Francis, pp. 233-262. [exempt: book chapter]

Leitzke, B.T., & Pollak, S.D. (2016). Developmental changes in the primacy of facial cues for emotion recognition. Developmental Psychology, 52(4), 572-81.

Pollak, S.D. (2015) Developmental psychopathology: recent advances and future challenges. World Psychiatry, 14(3), 262-9.

Pollak, S.D. (2015) Multilevel developmental approaches to understanding the effects of child maltreatment: Recent advances and future challenges. Development and Psychopathology, 27(4 Pt 2), 1387-97.

Luby, J.L. (2015) Poverty’s Most Insidious Damage: The Developing Brain. JAMA Pediatrics, 169(9), 810-1.

Hair, N.L, Hanson, J.L., Wolfe, B.L., & Pollak, S.D. (2015) Association of Childhood Poverty, Brain Development and Academic Achievement. JAMA Pediatrics, 169(9), 822-9.

Chung, M.K., Hanson, J.L., Ye, J., Davidson, R.J., & Pollak, S.D. (2015). Persistent homology in sparse regression and its application to brain morphometry. IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging, 34(9), 1928-1939.

Romens, S.E., McDonald, J., Svaren, J., & Pollak, S.D. (2015), Associations Between Early Life Stress and Gene Methylation in Children. Child Development, 86(1), 303-9.

Leitzke, B.T., Hilt, L.M., & Pollak, S.D. (2015) Maltreated youth display a blunted blood pressure response to an acute interpersonal stressor. Journal of Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychology, 44(2), 305-13.

Dismukes, A.R., Shirtcliff, E.A., Hanson, J.L., & Pollak, S.D. (2015). Context influences the interplay of endocrine axes across the day. Developmental Psychobiology,  57(6), 731-41.

Reeb-Sutherland, B.C., Rankin Williams, L., Degnan, K.A., Pérez-Edgar, K., Chronis-Tuscano, A., Leibenluft, E., Pine, D.S., Pollak, S.D., & Fox, N.A. (2015). Identification of emotional facial expressions among behaviorally inhibited adolescents with lifetime anxiety disorders. Cognition and Emotion, 29(2), 372-82.

Briggs-Gowan, M.J., Pollak, S.D., Grasso, D., Voss, J., Mian, N.D., Zobel, E., McCarthy, K.J., Wakschlag, L.S., & Pine, D.S. (2015). Attention bias and anxiety in young children exposed to family violence. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 56(11), 1194–1201.

Strang, N.M., & Pollak, S.D. Developmental continuity in reward-related enhancement of cognitive control. Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience, 10, 34-43.

Shackman, J.E., & Pollak, S.D. (2014). Impact of physical maltreatment on the regulation of negative affect and aggression. Development and psychopathology, 26(4pt1), 1021-1033.

Hilt, L.M., Leitzke, B.T., & Pollak, S.D. (2014). Cognitive Control and Rumination in Youth: The Importance of Emotion. Journal of Experimental Psychology, 5(3), 302-313.

Hanson, J.L., Nacewicz, B.M., Sutterer, M.J., Cayo, A.A., Schaefer, S.M., Rudolph, K.D., Shirtcliff, E.A., Pollak, S.D., & Davidson, R.J. (2014). Behavioral Problems After Early Life Stress: Contributions of the Hippocampus and AmygdalaBiological psychiatry, 77(4), 314-323.

Chung, M.K,. Hanson, J.L., Lee, H., Adiuru, N., Alexander, A.L., Davidson, R.J., & Pollak, S.D. (2013) Persistent homological sparse network approach to detecting white matter abnormality in maltreated children: MRI and DTI nultimodal study. Medical Image Computing and Computer-Assisted Intervention, 16(1), 300-307.

Hanson, J.L., Hair, N., Shen, D.G., Shi, F., Gilmore, J.H., Wolfe, B.L., & Pollak, S.D. (2013). Family Poverty Affects the Rate of Human Infant Brain Growth. PLoS ONE 8(12): e80954.

Pollak, S.D. (2013). Emotion and Learning: New approaches to the old nature-nurture debate. In S. Gelman and M. Banaji (Eds). Navigating the social world: What infants, children, and other species can teach us. NY: Oxford University Press, pp. 54-57.

Seltzer, L.J.,  Ziegler, T., Connolly, M.J., Prososki, A.R., & Pollak, S.D. (2013) Stress-Induced Elevation of Oxytocin in Maltreated Children: Evolution, Neurodevelopment, and Social BehaviorChild development, 85(2), 501-512.

Roeber, B.J., Gunnar, M.R., & Pollak, S.D. (2013) Early deprivation impairs the development of balance and bilateral coordinationDevelopmental psychobiology, 56(5), 1110-1118.

Hilt, L.M., & Pollak, S.D. (2013)  Characterizing the ruminative process in young adolescentsJournal of Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychology, 42(4), 519-530.

Hanson, J.L., Adluru, N., Chung, M.K., Alexander, A.L., Davidson, R.J., & Pollak S.D. (2013) Early neglect is associated with alterations in white matter integrity and cognitive functioning. Child development, 84(5), 1566-78.

Kim, S.G., Chung, M.K., Hanson, J.L., Avants, B.B., Gee, J.C., Davidson, R.J., & Pollak, S.D. (2013). Structural connectivity via tensor-based morphometry. Proceedings of the IEEE International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging.

Susman, E.J., & Pollak, S.D. (2013). Neurobiology of disruptive behavior: Novel findings and conceptual and methodological issues. In P. Tolan & B. Leventhal (Eds.), Springer Series Advances in Development and Psychopathology, Brain Research Foundation Symposium Series Volume 1: Disruptive Behavior Disorders. New York: Springer, pp. 41-68.

Loman, M.M., Johnson, A.E., Westerlund, A., Pollak, S.D., Nelson, C.A., & Gunnar, M.R. The effect of early deprivation on executive attention in middle childhood. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 54(1), 37-45.

Kim, S.G., Lee, H., Chung, M.K., Hanson, J.L., Avants, B.B., Gee, J.C., Davidson, R.J., & Pollak, S.D. (2013). Agreement between white matter connectivity based on tensor-based morphometry and volumetric white matter parcellations based on diffusion tensor imaging. Proceedings of the IEEE International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging.

Hanson, J.L., Chung, M.K., Avants, B.B., Rudolph, K.D., Shirtcliff, E.A., Gee, J.C., Davidson, R.J., & Pollak, S.D. (2012). Structural variations in prefrontal cortex mediates the relationship between early childhood stress and spatial working memory. Journal of Neuroscience, 32, 7917-7925.

Hanson, J.L., Suh, J., Nacewicz, B., Sutterer, M., Cayo, A., Stodola, D., Burghy, C., Wang, H., Avants, B., Yushkevich, P., Essex, M., Pollak, S.D., & Davidson, R.J. (2012). Robust automated amygdala segmentation via multi-atlas diffeomorphic registration. Frontiers in Neuroscience, 6.

Hilt, L.M., & Pollak, S.D. (2012). Getting out of rumination: Comparison of three brief interventions in an adolescent sample. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 40, 1157-1165.

Strang, N.M., Hanson, J.A., & Pollak, S.D. (2012). The importance of biological methods in linking social experience with social and emotional development. Monographs of the Society for Research in Child Development, 77, 61-66.

Pollak, S.D. (2012). The role of parenting in the emergence of human emotion: New approaches to the old nature-nurture debate. Parenting: Science and Practice, 12, 232-242.

Seltzer, L.J., Prososki, A.R., Ziegler, T.E., & Pollak, S.D. (2012). Instant messages versus human speech: Hormones and why we still need to hear each another. Evolution and Human Behavior,  33(1), 42-45.

Roeber, B.J., Tober, C.L., Bolt, D.M., & Pollak, S.D. (2012). Gross motor development in children adopted from orphanage settings. Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology, 54(6), 527-531.

Desmarais, C., Roeber, B.J., Smith, M.E., & Pollak, S.D. (2012). Sentence comprehension in post-institutionalized school-age children. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 55, 45-54.

Romens, S.E., & Pollak, S.D. (2012) Emotion regulation predicts attention bias in maltreated children at-risk for depression. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry. 53(2), 120-127.

Hilt, L., Hanson, J., & Pollak, S.D. (2011). Emotion Dysregulation. In B. Brown and M. Prinstein (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Adolescence, vol. 3, Elsevier, pp. 160-169.

Romens, S.E., MacCoon, D.G., Abramson, L.Y., & Pollak, S.D. (2011). Cognitive style moderates attention to attribution-relevant stimuli. Cognitive Therapy and Research, 35(2), 134-141.

Strang, N.M., Pruessner, J., & Pollak, S.D. (2011). Developmental changes in adolescents’ neural response to challenge. Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience, 1, 560-569.

Hanson, J.L., Chandra, A., Wolfe, B.L., & Pollak, S.D. (2011). Association between income and the hippocampus. Public Library of Science (PLoS) ONE, 6(5): e18712.

Evans, J.L., Selinger, C., & Pollak, S.D. (2011). P300 as a measure of processing capacity in auditory and visual domains in Specific Language Impairment. Brain Research, 1389: 93-102.

Wiik, K.L., Loman, M.M., Van Ryzin, M.J., Armstrong, J.M., Essex, M.J., Pollak, S.D., & Gunnar, M.R. (2011). Behavioral and emotional symptoms of post-institutionalized children in middle childhood. Journal of Child Psychiatry and Psychology, 52, 56-63.

Wilbarger, J., Gunnar, M.R., Schneider, M., & Pollak, S.D. (2011). Sensory processing in internationally-adopted post-institutionalized children. Journal of Child Psychiatry and Psychology, 51, 1105-1114.

Hanson, J., Chandra, A., Moss, E., Bhattacharya, J. Wolfe, B., & Pollak, S.D. (2012). Brain Development and Poverty: Preliminary Findings. In Biological Consequences of Socioeconomic Inequalities. B. Wolfe, T. Seeman, and W. Evans (Eds). NY: Sage.

Pollak, S.D. (2011). Early Social Experience and the Ontogenesis of Emotion Regulatory Behavior in Children. In The Origins of Altruism and Cooperation  R. W. Sussman and C.R. Cloninger (Eds.), pp. 333- 344. Springer.

Hanson, J.L., Chung, M.K., Avants, B.B., Shirtcliff, E.A., Gee, J.C., Davidson, R.J., & Pollak, S.D. (2010). Early stress is associated with alterations in the orbitofrontal cortex: A tensor-based morphometry investigation of brain structure and behavioral risk.  Journal of Neuroscience, 60, 7466-7472.

Seltzer, L., Ziegler, T., & Pollak, S.D. (2010). Social vocalizations can release oxytocin in humans. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London, Series B: Biological Sciences, 277: 2661-2666.

Järvinen-Pasley, A., Pollak, S.D., Yam, A., Hill, K.J., Grichanik, M., Mills, D., Reiss, A.L., Korenberg, J.R., & Bellugi, U. (2010). Atypical hemispheric asymmetry in the perception of negative human vocalizations in individuals with Williams Syndrome. Neuropsychologia, 48, 1047-1052.

Shackman, J.E., Fatani, S., Camras, L.A., Berkowitz, M.J., Bachorowski, J-A., & Pollak, S.D. (2010). Emotion expression among abusive mothers is associated with their children’s emotion processing and problem behaviors. Cognition and Emotion, 24, 1421-1430.

Pollak, S.D., Nelson, C.A., Schlaak, M.F., Roeber, B.J., Wewerka, S.S., Wiik, K.L., Frenn, K.A., Loman, M.M., & Gunnar, M.R. (2010). Neurodevelopmental effects of early deprivation in post-institutionalized children. Child Development, 81(1), 224-236.

Del Giudice, Marco. (2009).Sex, attachment, and the development of reproductive strategies.  Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 32, 1-67.

Bauer, P.M., Hanson, J.L., Pierson, R.K., Davidson, R.J., & Pollak, S.D. (2009). Cerebellar volume and cognitive functioning in children who experienced early deprivation.  Biological Psychiatry, 66(12), 1100-1106.

Loman, M.M., Wiik, K.L., Frenn, K.A., Pollak, S.D., & Gunnar, M.R. (2009). Post-institutionalized children’s development: Growth, cognitive, and language outcomes. Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics. 30, 426-434.

Eatough, E., Shirtcliff, E.A., Hanson, J., & Pollak, S.D. (2009). Hormonal reactivity to MRI scanning in adolescents.  Psychoneuroendocrinology, 34, 1242-1246.

Shirtcliff, E.A., Dahl, R., & Pollak, S.D. (2009). Pubertal Development: Correspondence Between Hormonal and Physical Development. Child Development, 80, 327-337.

Pollak, S.D. (2009). The emergence of emotion: Experience, development, and biology. In D. Cicchetti and M.R. Gunnar (Eds.). Meeting the Challenge of Translational Research in Child Psychology: Minnesota Symposia on Child Psychology, Volume 35. New York: Wiley, pp. 189-238.

Shirtcliff, E.A., Coe, C.L., & Pollak, S.D. (2009). Early childhood stress is associated with elevated antibody levels to Herpes Simplex Virus Type 1. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA, 106, 2963-2967.

Seltzer, L.J., & Pollak, S.D. (2009). Attachment and neuroendocrine profiles in infants and adult primates. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 32, 41-42.

Pollak, S.D., Messner, M., Kistler, D.J., & Cohn, J.F. (2009). Development of perceptual expertise in emotion recognition.  Cognition, 110, 242-247.

Sanchez, M.M., & Pollak, S.D. (2009). Socio-emotional development following early abuse and neglect: Challenges and insights from translational research. de Haan, M., and Gunnar, M.R. (Eds). Handbook of Developmental Social Neuroscience. NY: Guilford Press, pp. 497-520.

Schuh, J.M., Eigsti, I.M., Evans, J., Pollak, S., & Miller, J. (2008). Is exposure enough? Narrative development in internationally adopted children. BUCLD 32: Proceedings of the Boston University Conference on Language Development (pp. 438-439). Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Press.

Goldsmith, H.H., Pollak, S.D., &Davidson, R.J. (2008). Developmental neuroscience perspectives on emotion regulation.  Child Development Perspectives, 2 (3), 132-140.

Perlman, S.B., Kalish, C.W., and Pollak, S.D. (2008). The role of maltreatment experience in children’s understanding of the antecedents of emotion.  Cognition and Emotion, 22 (4), 651-670.

Shackman, J.E., Wismer Fries, A.B., & Pollak, S.D. (2008). Environmental Influences on brain-behavioral: Evidence from child abuse and neglect. In Handbook of Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience, 2nd Edition (C.A. Nelson and M. Luciana, Eds). MIT Press, pp. 869-882.

Pollak, S.D. (2008). Mechanisms linking early experience and the emergence of emotions: Illustrations from the study of maltreated children. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 17, 370-375.

Chung, M.K., Qiu, A., Nacewicz, B.M., Pollak, S.D., & Davidson, R.J. (2008). Tiling manifolds with orthonormal basis. In X. Pennec & S. Joshi (Eds.), Proceedings of the MICCAI 2008 Workshop on Mathematical Foundations of Computational Anatomy, 1-13.

Chung, M.K., Nacewicz, B.M., Wang, S., Dalton, K.M., Pollak, S., & Davidson, R.J. (2008). Amygdala surface modeling with weighted spherical harmonicsLecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS), 5128:177-184.

Wismer Fries, A.B., Shirtcliff, E.A., & Pollak, S.D. (2008). Neuroendocrine dysregulation following early social deprivation in children.  Developmental Psychobiology, 50, 588-599.

Shackman, J.E., Shackman, A.J., & Pollak, S.D. (2007). Physical abuse amplifies attention to threat and increases anxiety in children. Emotion, 7, 838-852.

Gunnar, M.R., & Pollak, S.D. (2007). Supporting parents so that they can support their internationally-adopted children: The larger challenge lurking behind the fatality statistics. Child Maltreatment, 12, 381-382.

Wismer Fries, A.B., & Pollak, S.D. (2007). Human emotions and the developing brain. In Human Behavior, Learning, and the Developing Brain (D. Coch, K.W. Fisher, and G. Dawson, Eds). Guilford, pp.329-361.

Saffran, J.R., Pollak, S.D., Seibel., R.L., & Shkolnik, A. (2007). Dog is a dog is a dog: infant rule learning is not specific to language. Cognition, 105, 669-680.

Camras, L.A., Perlman, S.B., Wismer Fries, A.B., & Pollak, S.D. (2006). Post-institutionalized Chinese and eastern European children: Heterogeneity in the development of emotion understanding. International Journal of Behavioral Development, 30, 193-199.

Pollak, S.D. (2005). Early adversity and mechanisms of plasticity: Integrating affective neuroscience with developmental approaches to psychopathology.  Development and Psychopathology, 17: 735-752.

Pollak, S.D., Vardi, S., Bechner, A.M.P., & Curtin, J.J. (2005). Physically abused children’s regulation of attention in response to hostility. Child Development, 76(5), 968-977.

Pollak S. (2005). L’impact de la maltraitance sur le développement psychosocial des jeunes enfants. In: Tremblay RE, Barr RG, Peters RDeV, eds. Encyclopédie sur le développement des jeunes enfants [sur Internet]. Montréal, Québec: Centre d=excellence pour le développement des jeunes enfants; 2005:1-6. Disponible sur le site:

Carter, Sue. (2005) The Chemistry of Child Neglect: Do Oxytocin and Vasopressin Mediate the Effects of Early Experience? Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 102, 18247-18248.

Shackman, J.S., & Pollak, S.D. (2005). Experimental influences on multimodal perception of emotion. Child Development, 76(5), 1116-1126.

Wismer Fries, A.B., Ziegler, T.E., Kurian, J.R., Jacoris, S. & Pollak, S.D. (2005). Early experience in humans is associated with changes in neuropeptides critical for regulating social behavior. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 102, 17237-17240.

Wismer Fries, A.B., & Pollak, S.D. (2004). Emotion understanding in postinstitutionalized Eastern European children. Development and Psychopathology, 16, 355-369.

Pollak, S.D., & Tolley-Schell, S.A. (2004). Attention, emotion and the development of psychopathology. In M. Posner (Ed.), Cognitive Neuroscience of Attention. NY: Guilford Press.

Pollak S.D., Holt, L.L., & Wismer Fries, A.B. (2004). Hemispheric asymmetries in children’s perception of nonlinguistic human affective sounds. Developmental Science, 7, 10-18.

Pollak S.D. (2004). Child maltreatment and its impact on psychosocial child development. In: Tremblay, R.E., Barr, R.G., Peters, R.DeV., eds. Encyclopedia on Early Childhood Development [online]. Montreal, Quebec: Centre of Excellence for Early Childhood Development; 2004:1-6.

Pollak, S.D. (2003). Experience-dependent affective learning and risk for psychopathology in children. In J.A. King, C.F. Ferris, and I.I. Lederhendler (Eds)., Roots of Mental Illness in Children. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences. New York Academy of Sciences: NY, pp. 102-111.

Pollak, S.D., & Tolley-Schell, S.A.(2003). Selective attention to facial emotion in physically abused children. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 112, 323-338.

Pollak, S.D., & Sinha, P. (2002). Effects of Early Experience on Children’s Recognition of Facial Displays of Emotion. Developmental Psychology, 38, 784-791.

Pollak, S.D. & Kistler, D.J. (2002). Early experience is associated with the development of categorical representations for facial expressions of emotion. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA, 99, 9072-9076.

Pollak, S.D., Klorman, R., Brumaghim, J., & Cicchetti, D. (2001). P3b reflects maltreated children’s reactions to facial displays of emotion. Psychophysiology, 38, 267-274.

Pollak, S.D., & Wismer Fries, A.B. (2001). Perceptual asymmetries reflect developmental changes in the neuropsychological mechanisms of emotion perception. Emotion,  1, 84-98.

Pollak, S.D., Cicchetti, D., Hornung, K., & Reed, A. (2000). Recognizing emotion in faces: Developmental effects of child abuse and neglect. Developmental Psychology, 36, 679-688.

Pollak, S.D., Cicchetti, D., & Klorman, R. (1998).Stress, Memory, and Emotion: Developmental considerations from the study of child maltreatment. Development and Psychopathology, 10, 811-828.

Pollak, S.D., Cicchetti, D., Klorman, R., & Brumaghim, J. (1997). Cognitive brain event-related potentials and emotion processing in maltreated children.  Child Development, 68, 773-787.