Kenneth Carter

Charles Howard Candler Professor of Psychology

Kenneth Carter

Contact

770.784.8439

Dr. Kenneth Carter is a Professor of Psychology at Oxford College of Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, where he is actively involved in research and teaching. Dr. Carter has been a psychotherapist and researcher for more than 20 years; his work has garnered awards from the National Institutes of Health, the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, and the University of Michigan. 

Before joining the faculty at Emory University, Dr. Carter served as a Senior Assistant Research Scientist in the Epidemic Intelligence Service of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, where he researched smoking as a risk marker for suicidal behaviors in adolescents. In addition, he is actively engaged in translating research in psychology to everyday language, and has appeared in magazines such as mental floss and Readers Digest, and well as on news programs such as Connect With Kids and NBC’s Today show. His introduction to psychology textbook Learn Psychology is published by Jones and Bartlett Learning and his new book Buzz! Understanding Thrill Seekers and the High Sensation Seeking Personality will be published by New Harbinger.


Education

AA| Oxford College, Emory University| 1987

BA| Emory College, Emory University| 1989

MA| University of Michigan in Ann Arbor| 1990

PhD| University of Michigan in Ann Arbor| 1993

MS| Farleigh Dickenson University| 2010

Courses Taught

Introduction to Psychology

Introduction to Clinical Neuroscience

Adult Psychopathology

Publications

Carter, K. (forthcoming). Abnormal Psychology. Cambridge (England): Cambridge University Press

Carter, K. (forthcoming). Buzz! Understanding Thrill Seekers and the High Sensation Seeking Personality. Cambridge (England): Cambridge University Press

Carter, K., Seifert, C. (2017). Learn psychology: An introduction Revised First Edition. Boston, MA: Jones and Bartlett Learning.

Carter, K., & Seifert, C. (2013). Navigate Scenarios: Learn Psychology GameScape. Boston, MA: Jones and Bartlett Learning. 

Carter, K.E.  & Smith, C. (August, 2013). Synaptic snacks: Using food to teach neuroscience. Poster presented at the American Psychological Association Convention, Honolulu, HI.

Hardy, J.A., Friginal, E., Römer, U., & Carter, K.E. (January, 2013). Understanding the 'personality' of psychology student writing. Poster presented at the National Institute on the Teaching of Psychology, St. Pete Beach, FL. 

Carter, K.E. (August, 2012). The revised classroom learning assessment survey (CLAS). Poster presented at the American Psychological Association Convention, Orlando, FL. 

Carter, K., Seifert, C. (2012). Instructors guide to Learn psychology: An introduction. Boston, MA: Jones and Bartlett Learning.

Carter, K., Seifert, C. (2012). Learn psychology: An introduction. Boston, MA: Jones and Bartlett Learning.

Carter, K.E., Pearcy, S, & Hobbs, S (2011, February). Teaching the drugs & behavior/psychopharmacology course: Challenges & solutions. Paper presented at the 23nd Southeastern Conference on the Teaching of Psychology, Atlanta, GA.

Giordano, P., Maxwell, S., Carter, K. (2011, February). Teaching undergraduate courses in clinical or counseling: Challenges & solutions. Paper presented at the 23nd Southeastern Conference on the Teaching of Psychology, Atlanta, GA.

Carter, K. & Howard. E. (November 2010). Customizing and Enhancing Content to Achieve Learning Objectives. Vista Workshop. MBS, St. Louis, MO.Carter, K., (2010, November) Ethics in Clinical Practice when Working with Clients taking Medication. Invited talk at The Psychology Clinic for Assessment, Therapy, and Research, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA.

Carter, K., McKibben-Sanders, J, & Nunez, A. (2010). Duloxetine for generalized anxiety disorder (protocol). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2010. doi: 10.1002/14651858.CD008339

Carter, K. (2009). Philosophy for psychopharmacologists [Review of the book Philosophy of psychopharmacology, by Dan J. Stein]. PsycCRITIQUES, 54(31). doi: 10.107/a0016349

Carter, K. (2007). The practice guidelines of the fellows of the American Neuropsychiatric Association [Review of the book Guide to neuropsychiatric therapeutics, by C. Edward Coffey, Thomas W. McAllister, & Jonathan M. Silver (Eds.)].   PsycCRITIQUES, 52(48). doi: 10.1037/a0009046

Carter, K., Ojo, R, Sachwana, M. (2007). Bupropion for depression (protocol). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2007. doi: 10.1002/14651858CD006720

Carter, K. (2006, January). The classroom learning assessment scale. Poster presented at the National Institute on the Teaching of Psychology, St. Petersburg Beach, FL.

McNeill K., Haines, B., & Carter. K. E. (2005). Supporting new models for scholarly publishing: A "blueprint" for launching an open access journal. In H. Thompson (Ed.), Twelfth National Conference of the Association of College and Research Libraries (pp. 196-201). Chicago: American Library Association 2005.

Carter, K. E. (2004, October). Outlets for the scholarship of teaching and learning. Panel presentation presented at the Georgia Governor's Teaching Fellows Reunion and Conference, Athens, GA.

Carter, K. E. (2004, October). Journal of Cognitive Affective Learning. Keynote address at the Georgia Governor's Teaching Fellows Reunion and Conference, Athens, GA.

Carter, K. E. , McNeill K. & Haines, B. (2004, October). Open access and digital preservation. Symposium presented in Atlanta, GA.

Carter, K. E. (2004, August). Famous last words: Professor's casual comments and student anxiety. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Honolulu, HI.

Haines, B., McNeil K., & Carter, K. (2004, April). The Journal of Cognitive Affective Learning. Poster presented at the 5th Colloquium on the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, San Diego, CA.

Lewis, S., Carter, K., & Patrick, H (2004). Assessing impact: Self-assessment. In B.L. Cambridge (Ed.), Campus progress: Supporting the scholarship of teaching and learning (pp. 151-154). Washington, D.C., The American Association for Higher Education.

Carter, K. E. (2004, January). The grim sleeper: Five sleep disorders that make for scary slumbering. mental_floss magazine 3(1).

Lewis, S. A., Carter, K. (2003, August). An analysis of classroom activity assessment. Poster presented at the Society for the Teaching of Psychology, American Psychological Association Meeting, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Lewis, S. L., & Carter, K.  (2003, January). Finding the time to study our teaching: Where and how to begin. Participant idea exchange at the National Institute on the Teaching of Psychology, St. Petersburg Beach, FL.

Carter, K. E. (2003, January). Exam comments and student distress. Poster presented at the National Institute on the Teaching of Psychology St. Petersburg Beach, FL.

Carter, K.  (1999). Student study guide companion website to Psychology 6/e by Wade and Tavris. Prentice Hall. URL http://www.prenhall.com/wade.html

Carter, K. (1997, August). A contextual approach to the assessment of coping. In J. Cranford & K. Carter (Chairs), Contextual influences on coping: Recent theoretical and empirical advances. Symposium conducted at the 104th annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Chicago, IL.

Carter, K.  (1996, August). The red flag of smoking II: Smoking as a risk marker for sexual behaviors in adolescence. Poster presented at the 104th annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Research Interests

Teaching of Psychology

Psychopharmacology