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Kitchener, Karen Strohm (1943-)
Kimberly A. Miller
Karen Strohm Kitchener is recognized internationally for her contributions to the fields of counseling psychology and higher education. Among counseling psychologists, she is best known for her work in ethics. In higher education, Kitchener is best known for her research on reflective judgment, the process by which people become increasingly able to draw conclusions about problems that do not have right or wrong answers (called ill-structured problems) . Kitchener's work spans more than 3 decades and includes over 60 refereed articles and book chapters, over 30 presentations, and over 35 invited lectures, workshops, and consultations. Kitchener was born in Toledo, Ohio, in 1943 and spent much of her childhood moving from place to place as her father moved up in his career. Although her father's ambitions for her were limited to secretarial work, Kitchener earned a bachelor's degree in history from the University of California, Santa Barbara, a master's degree ...