As a clinician, Kaitlynn Gokey focuses on the behavioral assessment and treatment of impulsivity in children. She has also worked with autism, traumatic brain injury, dementia, ADHD, and Down syndrome populations. Her research interests include delay discounting, self-control training, science literacy, dissemination, and domestic cat behavior. She pursues many of these areas as a current doctoral candidate at Florida Institute of Technology.
Kaitlynn earned her BS in psychology and criminal justice from Western Michigan University, and her MS in ABA and OBM from Florida Tech. Her thesis was published in the Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis and she regularly presents at local and national conferences. Kaitlynn has taught both live and online graduate courses and believes teaching is one of the most effective vehicles for improving lives beyond one’s direct reach. Her students’ “aha!” moments of learning a pivotal behavior or a challenging new concept fuel her greater interest of broadly disseminating the science.
When not at work, Kaitlynn is usually found clicker-training her cats, practicing her Klingon, or burying her nose in the latest sci-fi/fantasy novel.