KEVIN R. RATHUNDE portrait
  • Professor, Family And Consumer Studies
801-581-5392

Publications

  • Kevin Rathunde & Russell Isabella (2020). Engaging parents about the importance of play: The impact of a brief, arts-informed community presentation. Family Relations. Vol. 69(2), 351-364. Published, 01/01/2020.
  • Kevin Rathunde & Russell Isabella (2019). Incorporating the creative arts in an educational presentation about play: A novel strategy for enhancing communication and engagement with parents. International Journal of Play. Accepted, 11/19/2019.
  • Kevin Rathunde & Russell Isabella (2019). An arts-informed parent education program about play: Exploring a new approach to science outreach and community engagement. Journal of Experiential Education. Vol. 42(4), 336-348. Published, 06/01/2019.
  • Rathunde, K. (in press). Combining an arts-informed parent education presentation with a family nature outing: Preliminary findings from the Hill Air Force Base Initiative. In D. Dustin, D. Tysor, K. Bricker, & M. Brownlee (Eds.), Outdoor recreation and our military family: Pathways to recovery. Urbana, IL: Sagamore-Venture Publishing. Accepted, 12/2018.
  • Rathunde, K. & Isabella, R. (2017). Play, flow, and tailoring identity in middle adulthood. In J. Sinnott (Ed.). Identity flexibility during adulthood (pp. 211-232). New York: Springer. Published, 06/2017.
  • Rathunde, K. & Isabella, R. (2017). Playing music and identity development in middle adulthood: A theoretical and autoethnographic account. In R. Mantie & G.D. Smith (Eds.), Oxford handbook of music making and leisure. (pp. 131-149) Oxford: Oxford University Press. Published, 01/2017.
  • Rathunde, K. (2016). Creating a context for flow. AMI Journal 2014-2015 (pp. 233-237). Amsterdam, Netherlands: Association Montessori Internationale. Published, 03/2016.
  • Rathunde, K. (2015). Insider’s view. [Based on an 2005 article reprinted from the Elementary School Journal.] In S. Miller-Cochran, R. Stamper, & S. Cochran, An insider’s guide to academic writing (see pp. 152-165). Boston: Bedford/St. Martin’s. Published, 09/01/2015.
  • Rathunde, K. (2015). Creating a context for flow: The importance of personal insight and experience. NAMTA, 40(3), 15-27. Published, 07/01/2015.
  • Sibthorp, J., Collins, R., Rathunde, K., Paisley, K., Schumann, S., Phoja, M., Gookin, J., & Baynes, S. (2015). Fostering Experiential Self-Regulation Through Outdoor Adventure Education. Journal of Experiential Education, 38 (1), 26-40. Published, 03/2015.
  • Rathunde, K. (2015). Maria Montessori e la teoria del flusso: Il ruolo dell’esperienza soggettiva nei processi di sviluppo. La mente del bambino: Maria Montessori e le Neuroscienze (pp. 30-46). Torino: Leone Verde. Published, 02/01/2015.
  • Csikszentmihalyi, M, & Rathunde, K. (2014). Adolescent happiness and 
family interaction. In Applications of flow in human development and education:
The collected works of Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi (pp. 359-378). Dordrecht: Springer. (Reprinted from Parent-child relations throughout life, pp. 143-162, by K. Pillemer & K. McCartney, Eds., 1991, Hillsdale, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum). Published, 12/2014.
  • Csikszentmihalyi, M, & Rathunde, K. (2014). The development of the person: An experiential perspective on the ontogenesis of psychological complexity. In Applications of flow in human development and education: The collected works of Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi (pp. 7-79). Dordrecht: Springer. (Reprinted from Handbook of Child Psychology, pp. 635-84, by R.M. Lerner, Ed., 1998, New York: Wiley). Published, 12/2014.
  • Rathunde, K., & Csikszentmihalyi, M. (2014). The social context of middle school: Teachers, friends, and activities in Montessori and traditional school environments. In Applications of flow in human development and education: The collected works of Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi (pp. 189-213). Dordrecht: Springer. (Reprinted from Elementary School Journal, 106 (2005), 59-79). Published, 12/2014.
  • Rathunde, K. (2014). Understanding optimal school experience: Contributions from Montessori education. In D. Shernoff & J. Bempechat (Eds.), Engaging Youth in Schools: Empirically-Based Models to Guide Future Innovations (255-274). New York: NSSE/Teachers College Press. Published, 07/2014.
  • Rathunde, K. (2013). Experiential wisdom and lifelong learning. In J. Sinnott (Ed.), Positive psychology and adult motivation (pp. 269-290). New York, Springer. Published, 06/2013.
  • Sibthorp, J., Schumann, S., Gookin, J., Baynes, S., Paisley, K., Rathunde, K. (2011). Experiential education and lifelong learning: Examining optimal engagement in college students. Journal of Experiential Education, 33 (No.4), 388-392. Published, 12/2011.
  • Rathunde, K. (2011). Steps toward an ecological model of risk [Review of the book The Psychology of Risk]. Theory and Psychology, 21(1), 134-135. Published, 02/2011.
  • Csikszentmihalyi, M., Rathunde, K., Whalen, S. (2010). Tehetséges gyerekek: Flow az iskolában. Budapest: Nyitott Könyvműhely. Published, 12/2010.
  • Rathunde, K. (2010). Jämförelse mellan Montessori- och traditionell skola: Motivation, upplevelsekvalitet, och social kontext. M.E.R. om Montessori, 3, 7-37. Published, 10/2010.
  • Rathunde, K. (2010). Adolescents' quality of attention and affect after morning nature walks: Findings from a study of nature and education at five Montessori schools. NAMTA, 35(3), 211-251. Published, 07/2010.
  • Rathunde, K. (2010). Experiential wisdom and optimal experience: Interviews with three distinguished lifelong learners. Journal of Adult Development, 17(2), 81-93. Published, 06/2010.
  • Rathunde, K. (2009). Montessori and embodied education. In P. Woods & G. Woods (Eds.), Alternative education in the 21st century: Philosophies, approaches, visions (pp. 189-208). New York: Palgrave Macmillan. Published, 12/2009.
  • Rathunde, K. (2009). Creative adolescent. In B. Kerr (Ed.), Encyclopedia of giftedness, creativity, and talent (pp. 23-25). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage. Published, 2009.
  • Rathunde, K. (2009). Nature and embodied education. Journal of Developmental Processes, 4(1), 70-80. Published, 01/2009.
  • Rathunde, K., & Csikszentmihalyi, M. (2006). The developing person: An experiential perspective. In R.M. Lerner (Ed.), W. Damon (Series Ed.), Handbook of Child Psychology: Vol.1. Theoretical models of human development (6th ed.) (pp. 465-515). New York: Wiley. Published, 12/2006.
  • Rathunde, K., & Csikszentmihalyi, M. (2005). The social context of middle school: Teachers, friends, and activities in Montessori and traditional school environments. Elementary School Journal, 106 (1), 59-79. Published, 12/2005.
  • Rathunde, K., & Csikszetnmihalyi, M. (2005). Middle school students' motivation and quality of experience: A comparison of Montessori and traditional school environments. American Journal of Education, 111(3), 341-71. Published, 01/2005.
  • Rathunde, K. (2001). Toward a psychology of optimal human functioning: What positive psychology can learn from the “experiential turns” of James, Dewey, and Maslow. Journal of Humanistic Psychology, 41, 135-153. Published, 12/2001.
  • Rathunde, K. (2001). Family context and the development of undivided interest: A longitudinal study of family support and challenge and adolescents’ quality of experience. Applied Developmental Science, 5, 158-171. Published, 12/2001.
  • Rathunde, K. (2000). Broadening and narrowing in the creative process: A commentary on Fredrickson’s broaden-and-build model. Prevention and Treatment, 3, Article 6. Available at: http://journals.apa.org/prevention/volume3/pre0030006c.html. Published, 12/2000.
  • Csikszentmihalyi , M., & Rathunde, K. (1998). The development of the person: An experiential perspective on the ontogenesis of psychological complexity. In R.M. Lerner (Ed.), W. Damon (Series Ed.), Handbook of Child Psychology: Vol.1. Theoretical models of human development (5th ed.). New York: Wiley. Published, 12/1998.
  • Csikszentmihalyi, M., Rathunde, K., & Whalen, S. (1997). Talented teenagers: The roots of success and failure. New York: Cambridge University Press. [First hardcover edition, 1993]. Published, 01/1997.

Presentations

  • Rathunde, K. (2019, November). Combining an arts-informed parent education presentation with a family nature outing: Preliminary findings from the Hill Air Force Base Initiative. Nature’s Grace: American’s Veterans and the Healing Power of Nature. Salt Lake City, UT. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 11/15/2019.
  • Rathunde, K., & Isabella, R. (2019, November). The ThroughPlay project: Integrating the arts and developmental science in a community engagement presentation. National Conference of the Alliance for the Arts in Research Universities. University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 11/08/2019.
  • Rathunde, K., & Isabella, R. (2019, April). Combining the arts and developmental science in a parent education program about play. U.S. Play Coalition 10th Anniversary Conference on the Value of Play, Clemson, SC. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 04/02/2019.
  • Rathunde, K. (2019, November). Combining an arts-informed parent education presentation with a family nature outing: Preliminary findings from the Hill Air Force Base Initiative. Nature’s Grace: American’s Veterans and the Healing Power of Nature. Salt Lake City, UT. Conference Paper, Refereed, Accepted, 12/2018.
  • Rathunde, K. (2017, January). Montessori education and flow experience. 14th Annual Conference of the Utah Montessori Council. American International School of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 01/2017.
  • Rathunde, K. (2017, January). Benefits of nature engagement and outdoor play. 14th Annual Conference of the Utah Montessori Council. American International School of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT. Presentation, Presented, 01/2017.
  • Rathunde, K., & Isabella, R. (2016, October). ThroughPlay: Pathways to heightened experience and growth. Elizabeth Academy, Salt Lake City, UT. Presentation, Presented, 10/2016.
  • Rathunde, K. (October, 2015). Arts-informed parent education project, Montessori research retreat, Westminster College, Salt Lake City, UT. Presentation, Presented, 10/2015.
  • Rathunde, K. (February, 2015). Creating a context for students’ flow and creativity: The importance of personal insight and experience (Keynote address). North American Montessori Teacher’s Association Conference, Atlanta, GA. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 02/2015.
  • Rathunde, K. (October, 2014). Maria Montessori and flow theory: The role of subjective experience in developmental processes (Keynote address). The Child’s Mind: Maria Montessori and Neuroscience, Brescia, Italy. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 10/2014.

Grants, Contracts & Research Gifts

  • An arts-informed parent education program. PI: Russ Isabella. Co-PI(s): Kevin Rathunde. Entrepreneurial Faculty Scholars Program, University of Utah, 12/01/2015 - 09/01/2017. Total project budget to date: $12,500.00
  • Nature's Resiliency-Building and Restorative Power for Armed Forces Personnel, Veterans and Their Families. PI: Dan Dustin. Co-PI(s): Kelly Bricker, Matthew Brownlee, Craig Bryan, Kevin Rathunde. Kendeda Fund, 11/01/2015 - 11/01/2018. Total project budget to date: $750,000.00
  • Montessori Arts-informed Parent Education Project. PI: Kevin Rathunde. Co-PI(s): Russ Isabella. Sorenson Legacy Foundation, 09/01/2015 - 09/01/2017. Total project budget to date: $50,000.00