Dr Kym Irving
This person does not currently hold a position at QUT.
Dr Irving has over 25 years experience as an academic and previously held positions in developmental and educational psychology in the Faculty of Education at QUT. She served as the Foundation National Secretary of the Australasian Human Development Assocation. She holds a PhD in psychology and a Graduate Diploma in financial planning. Her current research interests are at the intersection of psychology and economics (economic psychology) and focus on the psychological mechanisms underpinning financial behaviour and well-being. As a developmental psychologist, her interests cover the life span and include the economic socialisation of children, financial risk perception during adulthood, and financial goal attainment and well-being at retirement.
Accounting, Auditing and Accountability
Field of Research code, Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC), 2008
- PhD (Psychology) (University of Queensland)
- Grad Dip Fin Plan (Other)
- BA(Hons)(Psych) (University of Queensland)
Professional memberships and associations
- Registered Psychologist
- Senior Associate, Financial Services Institute of Australia
- Member, International Association for Research in Economic Psychology
- Member, International Association Applied Psychology (Economic Psychology division)
- Member, Financial Planning Academics Forum
- Member, Australian Financial Literacy Educators and Trainers Network
- Foundation National Secretary, Australasian Human Development Association
- Member, Australasian Human Development Association
- Member, International School Psychology Association
- Member, International Society for the Study of Behavioral Development
- Member, Association for Australian Research in Early Childhood
- Member, American Psychological Society
2007 PhD: A contextual measure of teacher efficacy for teaching primary school students who have ESL.
2005 PhD: Primary school educators' beliefs about suspension and exclusion of students with challenging behaviours.
2004 PhD: Multimedia: Perceptions and use in preservice teacher education.
2001 PhD: Peer acceptance in early childhood : sex and social status differences in social information processing, temperament and social behaviour.
1998 PhD: Gender and social competence as predictors of social interaction in a limited resource situation.
1997 PhD: Socialisation experiences and preschool-aged children's social problem solving skills in Australia and India: A cross-cultural study.
1997 PhD: An ecology of centre-based child care.
1997 Masters: Developmental expectations of early learning and beliefs about teaching in Hong Kong preschool teachers.
1996 Masters: The effect of perceived social status on preschool children's evaluations of behaviour
1995 Masters:The effect of teacher behaviour and teacher sex on children’s sex-role stereotyped free-play activity choices.
2007 PhD: Success in the protean career : a predictive study of professional artists and tertiary arts graduates.
2005 PhD:Adolescent peer counselling.
2004 PhD: Career counselling services: Client expectations and provider perceptions.
1995 Masters: Family contexts for nurturing young children's creativity.
1994 Masters: The effects of non-sexist literature on children’s sex-typed toy play behaviour.
1993 Masters: Attitudes towards children.
- Irving K, Gallery G, Gallery N, Newton C, (2011) I can't get no satisfaction'... or can I? A study of satisfaction with financial planning and client wellbeing., JASSA (2), pp. 36-44.
- Irving K, (2009) Overcoming short-termism : mental time travel, delayed gratification and how not to discount the future, Australian Accounting Review, 19 (4), pp. 278-294.
- Pillay H, Irving K, Tones M, (2007) Validation of the Diagnostic Tool for Assessing Tertiary Students' Readiness for Online Learning, Higher Education Research and Development, 26 (2), pp. 217-234.
- Pillay H, Irving K, McCrindle A, (2006) Developing a Diagnostic Tool for Assessing Tertiary Students' Readiness for Online Learning, International Journal of Learning Technology, 2 (1), pp. 92-104.
- Green V, Cillessen A, Berthelsen D, Irving K, Catherwood D, (2003) The Effect of Gender Context on Children's Social Behaviour in a Limited Resources Situation: An Observational Study, Social Development, 12 (4), pp. 586-604.
- Walker S, Irving K, Berthelsen D, (2002) Gender Influences on Preschool Children's Social Problem-Solving Strategies, The Journal of Genetic Psychology, 163 (2), pp. 197-209.
- Walker S, Berthelsen D, Irving K, (2001) Temperament and Peer Acceptance in Early Childhood: Sex and Social Status Differences, Child Study Journal, pp. 177-192.
- Irving K, (2001) Australian Students' Perceptions Of The Importance And Existence Of Their Rights, School Psychology International, pp. 224-240.
- Brownlee J, Berthelsen D, Irving K, Boulton-Lewis G, McCrindle A, (2000) Caregivers' Beliefs about Practice in Infant Child Care Programs, International Journal of Early Years Education, pp. 155-165.
- Irving K, (2000) Innovations in Observing Children: Use of New Technologies, Promoting Meaningful Learning: Innovations In Educating Early Childhood Professionals, pp. 77-83.