Post-Doctoral Fellowship, National Institute for Healthcare Research
Ph.D. in Social and Quantitative Psychology, University of North Carolina at Chapel
Dissertation: "Consequences of Accommodation for Mood and Self-Esteem in Dating Relationships"
M.A. in Social and Quantitative Psychology, University of North Carolina at Chapel
Thesis: "Turning Points, Uncertainty, and Information Search in Dating Relationships"
B.A. in Psychology and Sociology, Baylor University
Kilpatrick, S. D. (2007). Helping behavior. In R. F. Baumeister and K. D. Vohs (eds.)
Encyclopedia of Social Psychology, Vol. 1, pp. 420-424. Sage Publications: Thousand
Kilpatrick, S. D. (2007). Volunteerism. In R. F. Baumeister and K. D. Vohs (eds.)
Encyclopedia of Social Psychology Vol. 2, pp. 1015-1016. Sage Publications: Thousand
Chung, P. J., Travis, R., Kilpatrick, S. D., Elliot, M. N., Lui, C. Khandwala, S.,
Dancel, T. M., Vollandt, L., and Schuster, M. A. (2007). Acculturation and Parent-Adolescent
Communication about Sex in Filipino-American Families: A Community-Based Participatory
Research Study. Journal of Adolescent Health, 40, 543-550.
Kilpatrick, S. D., Weaver, A. J., McCullough, M. E., Puchalski, C. M., & Larson, D.
B., Hays, J. C., Farran, C. J. and Flannelly, K. J. (2005) Spiritual and Religious
Variables in Nursing Research Journals. Journal of Religion and Health, 44(1), 55-66.
McCullough, M. E., Emmons, R. A., Kilpatrick, S. D., & Mooney, C. (2003). Narcissists
as Victims: The Role of Narcissism in the Perception of Transgressions. Personality
and Social Psychology Bulletin, 29 (7), 885-893.
Kilpatrick, S. D., Bissonnette, V. L., & Rusbult, C. E. (2002). Empathic Accuracy
and Accommodative Behaviors Among Newly Married Couples. Personal Relationships, 9,
Kilpatrick, S. D. & McCullough, M. E. (2002). Personality and individual differences
in altruism and prosocial behavior: An annotated bibliography. In S. G. Post, L.
G. Underwood, J. P. Schloss, & W. B. Hurlbut (Eds.), Altruism and Altruistic Love:
Science, Philosophy, and Religion in Dialogue. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
McCullough, M. E., Kilpatrick, S. D., Emmons, R. A., & Larson, D. B. (2001). Is gratitude
a moral affect? Psychological Bulletin, 127(2), 249-266.
Kilpatrick, S. D. & DeClue, T. (June, 2020). Team Teaching Across Departments: An
Experience with Social Engineering. Poster presented at the Association for Psychological
Science, Online conference.
Kilpatrick, S. D. (July 27, 2012). Whats Love Got to Do With It? Talk presented at
the Houston Psychological Association, Houston, TX.
Kilpatrick, S. D. (May 22, 2008). Increasing Breadth and Depth of Understanding with
Discussion Boards. Poster presented at the Association for Psychological Science,
Society for Teaching of Psychology Pre-Conference, Chicago, IL.
Kilpatrick, S. D. & Bruininks, P. (January 25, 2007). Teaching what the world needs
now (Love, Sweet Love). Poster presented at the Society for Personality and Social
Psychology Teaching Pre-Conference, Memphis, TN.
Kilpatrick, S. D. (November 5, 2005). Using a Discussion Board to Promote Cross-Cultural
Understanding. Presentation at the Third Annual Best Practices in Teaching and Learning
Conference, Drury University, Springfield, MO.
Grunbaum, J. A., Cuccaro, P., Fleschler, M., Kilpatrick, S.D., Mun, E.Y., & Wiesner,
M. (November 5-9, 2005). Healthy Passages: Importance of a multidimensional and comprehensive
assessment of children’s health and well-being. Poster presented at the 133rd Annual
Meeting of the American Public Health Association in New Orleans, LA.
Kilpatrick, S.D. & Gamble, D. (October 15, 2004). Creating Diversity Experiences
in a Rural University. Paper presented at the Illinois Sociological Association Meeting,
Glen Ellyn, IL.
Kilpatrick, S. D., &. Peterson, R. D. (January 31-February 2, 2002). Faith of Our
Fathers: The Role of Childhood Spiritual Experiences in Father/Adult Child Relationships.
Poster presented at the Society of Personality and Social Psychologists Conference,
Project Director for Healthy Passages: A Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health.UCLA/RAND
Center for Adolescent Health Promotion (2000 to 2003).
Project Director for Filipino Family Communication and Teen HIV Risk Reduction.UCLA/RAND
Center for Adolescent Health Promotion (2000 to 2003)
Program Evaluator for the Polk County Drug Court, under the direction of Judge John
Reader for the Advanced Placement (AP) Statistics Exam, Louisville, KY (July 2008)
and Daytona, FL (June, 2010), Kansas City (each June, 2013-2016)
Co-Coordinator of Forgiveness Research Project at Southwest Baptist University (2009)
Association for Psychological Science
Society for Personality and Social Psychology
Midwest Christian Psychology Conference
Conference Host and Local Organizer (2007, 2011, 2014, 2017)
Psi Chi: The International Honor Society in Psychology
Chapter Advisor 2004 to present
Honors and Awards
Institute for Research on Unlimited Love – Altruism, Compassion, Service. (2004).
Course Competition Award. $6,000 prize for development of a course entitled, “Agape
Love and Altruism: Perspectives of Science and Faith”
Attends First Baptist Church, Bolivar
Girls in Action (Children's Missions)
GA Leader, 2005-present
Vacation Bible School
Leader in Bible Study and Missions
Nursery and Children's Sunday School substitute
Support of Alpha House Pregnancy Resource Center, Bolivar, MO, through mission projects,
glow walk for life, annual banquet, etc.