Q&A with Developmental Psychologist, Kevin M. David, PhD


OnlinePsychologyDegrees.com speaks with developmental psychologist, Kevin M. David. Kevin is an assistant professor of psychology and counseling and the psychology undergraduate program and student learning coordinator at Northeastern State University in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma. His research interests are child development and peer and family relationships.

Below he shares his experience in psychology education, and what to keep in mind if you're interested in pursuing developmental psychology.



Q: What is your current position?

I am currently Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology and Counseling at Northeastern State University in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma.

Q: What is developmental psychology and how is it different than other types of psychology?

Developmental psychology is the study of psychological change and constancy across the lifespan. I kind of view it as a meta-psychological field in that it spans many of the other areas [Short Code Error: type value must be either online or ground] as an undergraduate. That's really important because, as I said, most people get a doctorate, and in order to get into those programs, you have to have some research experience as an undergraduate.