I am broadly interested in the translation of treatment plans into practical healthy behaviors among the general public, as well as the links between personality and psychopathology. My varied research and clinical background is heavily influenced by the four years spent in a private practice I started in Trinidad and Tobago and the five years of identity development research I’ve undertaken in the United Kingdom, United States and Trinidad & Tobago. My identity development research has lead me to ask questions about subjective physical and psychological experiences across culture, with a particular focus on sensation (pain), mental health (well-being, prevalence of depression & anxiety) and coping strategies for these. One of my goals is to trace the development and utilization of personal agency in the experience and management of physical and psychological distress.
Publications & Presentations
Carter-Sowell, A. R., & Carter, J. E. M. (2016). Examining Bullying, Ostracism, and Pervasive Stereotypes of Black Immigrants from the Caribbean Living in the United States. Journal of Black Relationships and Sexuality. 2(3), 25-48.
Zarubko, E., Karandashev, V., Jameson-Charles, M., Hutcheson, S. & Carter, Jane E. M. (2016). Sensory Experience in Interpersonal Physical Attraction: Cross-Cultural Comparison. In C. Roland-Lévy, P. Denoux, B. Voyer, P. Boski & W. K. Gabrenya Jr. (Eds.), Unity, diversity and culture: Research and Scholarship Selected from the 22nd Congress of the International Association for Cross-Cultural Psychology (pp. 294-298). Melbourne, Florida USA: International Association for Cross-Cultural Psychology. Accessed via www.iaccp.org
Publications in Progress
Carter, J. E. M., Carter-Sowell, A. R. (In prep). Discussing Diversity: Practical Implications of Embracing Diversity in Today’s America. In preparation for the Journal of Cultural Diversity & Ethnic Minority Psychology.
Carter, J. E. M. (2014, November). Coloring identity: A multination comparison of Black racial identity using the Multi-dimensional Inventory of Black Identity in the USA, UK and Trinidad and Tobago. Caribbean Regional Conference of Psychologists, Paramaribo, Suriname.
Carter, J. E. M., Adams, M. , Nair, M., Carter-Sowell, A. R., & Mathur, V. A. (2017, January). Threat-based discrimination is associated with temporal summation of mechanical pain. Presented at the Society for Personality and Social Psychology Conference in San Antonio, TX.
Adams, M. , Nair, M., Carter, J. E. M., Haile, M., Nanavaty, N., Carter-Sowell, A. R., & Mathur, V. A. (2017, January). Lifetime Experiences of Ostracism are Associated with Psychophysical Pain Facilitation. Presented at the Society for Personality and Social Psychology Conference in San Antonio, TX.
Carter-Sowell, A. R., Carter, J. E. M., & Haile, M., (2016, March). The Invisibility of Women: Examining the chronic problems of being ignored, excluded, and/or underrepresented. Presented at the TAMU Campus Women’s Symposium in College Station, TX.
Carter, J. E. M, Poorshaygan- Oliver, I. P. & Flanagan, C. F. (2011, April). Communication Between Interns and Staff at a University Psychology Clinic. Presented at the CAPS International Conference in Indianapolis, Indiana