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Department of Psychology

Department of Psychology

Kristopher Kimbler

Associate Professor, Program Leader and Chair, Department of Psychology
Phone: (239) 590-7425
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. 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 while performing daily activities. I also conduct 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.

Link to C.V.