With a new Ph.D. in Social Psychology from Florida State University, Kyle Conlon
came to Idaho in 2012 to teach psychology at both Boise State University and The College
of Idaho. His earlier degrees include an M.A. in Clinical Psychology from Southern
Illinois University Edwardsville, and a B.S. in Psychology from York College of
Pennsylvania. Dr. Conlon is affiliated with a number of professional organizations
including the American Psychological Association, Association for Psychological Science,
Human Behavior and Evolution Society, Society for Personality and Social Psychology, and
Society for the Teaching of Psychology. His research interests include scholarship of
teaching and learning (SoTL), goal pursuit, motivated social cognition, and power/group



Eyes on the Prize: The Longitudinal Benefits of Goal Focus on Progress Toward a Weight Loss Goal (with Joyce Ehrlinger, Richard P. Eibach, A. William Crescioni, Jessica L. Alquist, Mary A. Gerend, and Gareth R. Dutton), Journal of Experimental Social Psychology (2011)

Past research suggests that focusing on what has not yet been accomplished (goal focus) signals...



High Trait Self-control Predicts Positive Health Behaviors and Success in Weight Loss (with A. Will Crescioni, Joyce Ehrlinger, Jessica L. Alquist, Roy F. Baumeister, Christopher Schatschneider, and Gareth R. Dutton), Journal of Health Psychology (2011)

Surprisingly few studies have explored the intuitive connection between self-control and weight loss. We tracked...



Family Management Styles and ADHD: Utility and Treatment Implications (with Carla G. Strassle, Doc Vinh, and Garrett Trout), Journal of Family Nursing (2008)

A previous study identified four family management styles (FMSs) exhibited in families with children with...


Contributions to Books


Materialism: An Evolutionary Perspective (with Paul Rose), Consumer Behavior (2009)

Human nature seems to consist of predispositions that lead people to learn to value wealth...



When Power Encourages (and Discourages) Interpersonal Connection (with J. K. Maner), 12th Annual Convention of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology (2011)

Unaccomplished Goal Actions and Weight Loss: A Longitudinal Study (with Joyce Ehrlinger, Will Crescioni, Jessica Alquist, and Gareth Dutton), 11th Annual Convention of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology (2010)

The present study explores the consequences of goal focus in a longitudinal weight loss study....