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Employment History

Professor of Psychology
Ohio Wesleyan University

Adolescent Psychologist
Ohio Wesleyan University

Child Psychologist and Professor
Ohio Wesleyan University

Affiliations

Founder
Positive Relationship

Education

B.A.

Ph.D.

University of Pennsylvania

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BenBella Books | Our Authors

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Kim Dolgin

Kim Gale Dolgin is a professor of psychology at Ohio Wesleyan University. She received her B.A., two M.A.'s and Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania. She teaches courses in adolescent and child development as well as human sexuality. Her research interests include parent-adolescent "friendship" in late adolescence, sibling relationships, children's understanding of emotional pain and the development of higher order, complex reasoning skills. She is co-author, together with Philip Rice, of the textbook The Adolescent: Development, Relationships, and Culture, now in its eleventh edition. Dr. Dolgin has received both of her university's outstanding teaching awards. She is an avid, long-standing reader of both fantasy and science fiction and would have named her children after Tolkien characters had her husband permitted it.


Articles

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Dealing with the adolescent can be rewarding, but it also can be quite exasperating, commiserated Kim Dolgin, professor of psychology at Ohio Wesleyan University in Delaware, the presenter of "Resonating with Rebels: Establishing a Positive Relationship with the Adolescent Student.

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Dolgin reminded us that this is exactly how two-year-olds respond to music, and this kind of activity can be extremely helpful in rekindling the kinesthetic sense that often wanes as we get older, she said. These activities also can inspire synergy rather than competition, which is exactly why fraternities and sororities engage in group bonding rituals, she added.


Health Behavior News Service - Mental Stress Doesn’t Distract Young Drivers at the Wheel

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The findings are counterintuitive and that makes them all the more interesting,†said Kim Dolgin, Ph.D., an adolescent psychologist at Ohio Wesleyan University.

Dolgin â€" who had no affiliation with the study â€" called the data analysis “sophisticated and appropriate†and said that the large sample size strengthened the study’s findings.
However, Dolgin also said that the time lag between when they measured participants’ mood states and the crash could skew results.


2005 National Conference Review "How I Spent (Some of) My February Vacation"

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Dr. Kim Dolgin, a child psychologist and professor at Ohio Wesleyan University

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Dr. Dolgin gave the audience an overview of what
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I was eager to hear more from Dr. Dolgin and attended her plenary session on how to handle difficult children.She gave us some "tricks of the trade" on how to deal with students with a variety of issues.One area in which I appreciated some help was in dealing with the overly anxious child.These students, who often are perfectionists, are eager to please.Some of Dr. Dolgin's hints were to use soft criticism in dealing with these students, as well as to give them plenty of structure and detailed feedback.She told the audience to encourage an anxious child to compete with him- or herself, as the anxiety level escalates when he or she is not in control of how others perform. Tension reducing exercises may also help these students to focus.Additionally, Dr. Dolgin provided examples of how to skillfully direct children with such issues as ADD, ADHD, poor social skills, and inattentiveness.


Prepared Patient®: Health Research

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The findings are counterintuitive and that makes them all the more interesting," said Kim Dolgin, Ph.D., an adolescent psychologist at Ohio Wesleyan University.

Dolgin - who had no affiliation with the study - called the data analysis "sophisticated and appropriate" and said that the large sample size strengthened the study's findings.
However, Dolgin also said that the time lag between when they measured participants' mood states and the crash could skew results.
"Teen mood states are labile. Teens can be pretty stressed this month and then feel fine next month. So what we don't know from this study is, 'If I am depressed and anxious right now, am I more likely to be in a car accident?' That's an unfortunate limitation," Dolgin said.

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