Kathleen S. Wilson Kathleen S. Wilson, PhD


Location: KHS 220
Telephone: (657) 278-8329
Fax: (657) 278-5317
Email: kswilson@Exchange.fullerton.edu


Advising Area:
Fitness and Health Promotion; Performance Enhancement/Sport Psychology.

Couse Taught:
KNES 202: Introduction to Kinesiology
KNES 241: Teaching Nontraditional Sports
KNES 380: History and Philosophy of Human Movement
KNES 410: Issues in Youth Sports
KNES 510: Research Methods in Kinesiology

Kathleen Wilson comes to the Department of Kinesiology at California State University, Fullerton (CSUF) from the University of Saskatchewan in Canada.  At the University of Saskatchewan, Dr. Wilson completed a two year postdoctoral fellowship focusing on activity lapses in adolescents and parental influences. Prior to that, Dr. Wilson completed her MSc and PhD at the University of Saskatchewan.  Her undergraduate degree in Kinesiology was completed at the University of Calgary in Canada.  Academic involvement includes publishing referred journal articles, presenting at international conferences and reviewing manuscripts.  Other activities include being an active coach and instructor of softball in Saskatchewan.

Interest Area:
Dr. Wilson is primarily interested in the role social influences play in physical activity and exercise behavior.  One focus is on how social control may regulate physical activity behavior following lapses.  Dr. Wilson is interested in the social influences across the lifespan from children and adolescents to older adults.  With an interest in promoting physical activity as an aspect of health promotion, Dr. Wilson also is interested in examining theories that promote physical activity adherence and maintenance.

Current projects:
Parents’ use of social control to encourage physical activity behavior in their children following an activity lapse; the role exercise setting (structured versus unstructured) plays in predicting intention to be active using the Theory of Planned Behavior; the role of the group in physical activity and sport settings (cohesion, psychological climate and groupness)