David Nelson, Professor

Department: Family Life


Email: david_nelson@byu.edu

Office: 2102C JFSB

Phone: 801-422-3016



  • Ph.D. in Child Psychology from University of Minnesota Institute of Child Development, 1999
  • B.S. in Human Development from Brigham Young University, 1995


  • Recognition for Outstanding Contributions in Scholarship from BYU School of Family Life, 2016
  • Recognition for Highest Impact Publication for 2014 from BYU School of Family Life, 2014
  • Mary Lou Fulton Young Scholar from College of Family, Home, and Social Sciences, Brigham Young University, 2010

Professional Affiliations

  • International Society for Research on Aggression
  • International Society for the Study of Behavioral Development
  • Society for Research in Child Development
  • International Society for Interpersonal Acceptance and Rejection