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Kristopher Kimbler

Assistant Professor of Psychology
Phone: (239) 590-7425
E-Mail: kkimbler@fgcu.edu
Office: WH 120

I am a Life-span Developmental Psychologist with a focus on adulthood and aging. I joined the Psychology Department at FGCU in the fall of 2009. Before arriving at FGCU, I was an Assistant Professor of Psychology at Troy University. I completed my M.A. and Ph.D. in Life-span Developmental Psychology at West Virginia University. My research examines how social contexts relate to daily activities and functional ability throughout adulthood. Some of my previous research has examined how certain types of messages and interacting with a spouse influence performance on cognitively challenging daily activities. I have also conducted research examining age and demographic differences among homeless adults. I am currently working on several projects related to aging attitudes and age-related attribution biases when evaluating errors that people commit when performing daily activities. I am also conducting pedagogical research examining how developmental service leaning relates to a variety of outcomes. I regularly collaborate with students in research, so if you are interested in being involved with my research or if you have an idea about a study you would like to pursue, contact me about being in my directed study.

Courses Taught:

I teach include: Principles of Development, Psychology of Adulthood and Aging, Developmental Psychology, Experimental Psychology, Senior Seminar, General Psychology, and Directed Study.

Representative Publications:

  • Kimbler, K. (in press). Age related attribution biases in errors involving instrumental activities of daily living. Journal of Adult Development. doi:10.1007/s10804-014-9198-6
  • Kimbler, K., & Ehman, A. (in press). Gerontology and youth focused service learning: The relation between service recipient age and student responses. Gerontology & Geriatrics Education. doi:10.1080/02701960.2014.925890
  • Kimbler, K.(2013). Everyday problem solving and instrumental activities of daily living: Support for domain specificity. Behavioral Sciences, 3, 170-191. doi:10.3390/bs3010170.
  • Kimbler, K., Margrett, J., & Johnson, T. (2012). The role of supportive messages and distracting thoughts on everyday problem-solving performance. Experimental Aging Research, 38, 537-558. doi:10.1080/0361073X.2012.726158.
  • Kimbler, K., & Margrett, J. (2009). Older adults’ verbal behaviors during collaboration on everyday problems: Linking process and outcome. International Journal of Behavioral Development, 33, 531-542. doi:10.1177/0165025409343754.

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