Developmental psychology is the study of how people change across multiple psychological domains from infancy through the lifespan. Developmental psychologists are involved in aspects of human functioning found in all other topic areas of psychology. Human development is studied from social, cognitive, clinical/counseling, community, and neuroscientific perspectives.
Psychologists with a developmental focus are concerned with both basic research, that which examines fundamental questions to add to our body of scientific knowledge, and applied research, which includes studies that focus directly on solving problems or affecting specific outcomes.
The Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD) is a multidisciplinary, not-for-profit, professional association with a membership of approximately 5,500 researchers, practitioners, and human development professionals from over 50 countries.