Ph.D., Bowling Green State University, 2011
My primary area of interest regards the role of personality in explaining the behavior of individuals at work, and their general success and well-being in life. Toward this end I utilize and study psychometric theory and analytic techniques to clarify these complex relationships, such as item response theory and psychometric network theory. Additionally, I am interested in the history of applied psychology, and the role of human judgment and decision making in applicant attraction and employee selection.
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Carter, N.T., Dalal, D.K., Guan, L.+, LoPilato, A.C.+, & Withrow, S.A. (2017). Item response theory scoring and the detection of curvilinear relationships. Psychological Methods, 22, 191-203.
Carter, N.T., Carter, D.R., & DeChurch, L.A. (in press). Implications of observability for the theory and measurement of emergent team phenomena. Journal of Management.
Carter, N.T., Guan, L., Maples, J.L., Williamson, R.L., & Miller, J.D. (2016). The downsides of extreme conscientiousness for psychological well-being: The role of obsessive-compulsive tendencies. Journal of Personality, 84, 510-522.
Carter, N.T., Dalal, D.K., Boyce, A.S., O’Connell, M.S., Kung, M-C., & Delgado, K. (2014). Uncovering curvilinear relationships between conscientiousness and job performance: How theoretically appropriate measurement makes an empirical difference. Journal of Applied Psychology, 99, 564-586.
Carter, N.T., & Zickar, M.J. (2011). A comparison of the LR and DFIT frameworks of differential functioning applied to the generalized graded unfolding model. Applied Psychological Measurement, 35, 623-642.
Carter, N.T., Dalal, D.K., Lake, C.J., Lin, B.C., & Zickar, M.J. (2011). Using mixed-model item response theory to analyze organizational survey responses: An illustration using the job descriptive index. Organizational Research Methods, 14, 116-146.