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Kathleen Wilson, Ph.D.

Kathleen Wilson, Ph.D.

Department of Kinesiology

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Dr. Kathleen Wilson is an assistant professor in the Department of Kinesiology at Cal State Fullerton. Her broad research interests encompass the social influences for physical activity with interests both in youth and older adults.  During her Ph.D. and postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Saskatchewan, Kathleen started building a research program examining health-related social control in the parent-child relationship.  Specifically, Dr. Wilson has been examining the health-related social control use by parents after their children experience and activity lapse. She hopes that this research program will help further our understanding of keeping youth physical active.  Other social influences she is interested in include influences from groups, friends, family, and significant others (e.g., physicians).  Also, Dr. Wilson is interested in examining theories of physical activity adherence and maintenance.


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