Prader-Willie Syndrom, Childhood Obesity, and Physical Activity Studies!
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Kathleen Wilson, Ph.D.

Kathleen Wilson, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Department of Kinesology
(657) 278-8329
kswilson@fullerton.edu

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Project Title: Co-Investigator: Active Play @ Home

Biography:

Dr. Kathleen Wilson is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Kinesiology. Dr. Wilson completed her M.Sc. and Ph.D. at the University of Saskatchewan in Canada. With an interest in promoting physical activity as an aspect of health promotion, Dr. Wilson is interested in examining factors that influence people being more active. Her primary interest is the role others play (social influences) in physical activity and exercise behaviors, with an interest across the lifespan from children and adolescents to older adults. She has been building a research program examining the health-related social control that parents provide following a lapse in their child's activity. With this research, she has been examining parents' attempts to influence their child's activity and the child's response. For example, does a parent nagging lead to the child being more active? Alternatively, does the parent being active with their children lead to more positive results? Other areas of interest include how groups influence activity behavior and the social influences received by older adults.

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