Department of Psychology
Additional Positions at AUDirector, MA program in Psychology
- Dr. Carter received his doctorate and master’s degrees from Vanderbilt University and his bachelor’s degree from Georgia State University. He completed a clinical internship at the Palo Alto V.A. followed by a postdoctoral at the Center for Stress and Anxiety Disorders at SUNY, Albany. He has been a faculty member at American University since 1993.
DegreesPhD, Clinical Psychology
Scholarly, Creative & Professional Activities
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
- African-American Issues
- Carter, M.M. Body image and beauty ideals among African American Women: Implications for obesity. (Invited Symposium, American Psychological Association, New Orleans, LA, 2006).
- Carter, M.M., Lewis, E.L., Sbrocco, T., Tanenbaum, R., Oswald, J.C., Sykora, W., Williams, P., & Hill, L. Cultural competency training for Third-year Clerkship Students: Effects of an Interactive Workshop on Student Attitudes. (Paper presentation, Society of Teachers of Family Medicine. Memphis, TN, 2007).
- Coleman,V,H,,Carter,M.M., Schulkin, J., & Morgan, M.A. Obstetrician-Gynecologists’ Screening Patterns for Anxiety during Pregnancy (Paper presentation, Association for Advancement of Behavior Therapy, Philadelphia, PA, 2007).
- Weissbrod, C., Skopek,S., Glendinning, A., Pulliam, K., Powell, K., & Carter, M.M. The Role of Gender and Sport Type on Athletes' Injury Attitudes. (Paper presentation, Eastern Psychological Association, Boston, MA, 2008).
- Hood, S.K., Carter, M.M. (2008). A Preliminary Examination of Trauma History, Locus of Control, and PTSD Symptom Severity In African-American Women. Journal of Black Psychology, 34, 179-191.
- Coleman, V.H. & Carter, M.M. (2007). Biracial vs. Monoracial Ethnic Identity: Differences in Trait Anxiety, Social Anxiety and Depression. Identity: An International Journal of Theory and Research, 7, 1-12.
- Freedman, R.E.K., Carter, M.M., Sbrocco, T., Gray, J.J. (2007). Do Men Hold African-American and Caucasian Women to Different Standards of Beauty? Eating Behaviors, 8, 319-333.
- Carter, M.M., Lewis, E.L., Sbrocco, T., Tanenbaum, R., Oswald, J.C., Sykora, W., Williams, P., & Hill, L. (2006). Cultural competency training for Third-year Clerkship Students: Effects of an Interactive Workshop on Student Attitudes. Journal of the National Medical Association, 98, 1772-1778.
- Carter, M.M., Sbrocco, T., Miller, O., Suchday, S., Lewis, E.L., & Freedman, R. E. (2005). Factor Structure, Reliability, and Validity of the Penn State worry Questionnaire: Differences Between African American and White-American College Students. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 19, 827-843.
Area of Expertise: Anxiety disorders, cognitive behavioral therapy, African American issues, depression
Additional Information: Michele M. Carter is the author of several journal articles, including "The Utility of the ASI Factors in Predicting Response to Voluntary Hyperventilation among Non-Clinical Participants," in the Journal of Anxiety Disorders; and "Parental Bonding and Anxiety: Differences between African American and European American College Students," also in the Journal of Anxiety Disorders.
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