Associate Professor
Industrial-Organizational Program
323 Psychology Building
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Ph.D., Bowling Green State University, 2011

Research Interests

My main area of research involves understanding the use of psychological measures in organizational settings. This involves applications of novel psychometric theory and techniques to organizational problems, and more basic research aimed at understanding the accuracy and efficiency of psychometric models. Second, I am interested in the history of applied psychology, particularly concerning the use of different methodological approaches through the years. Finally, I am also involved in research concerning the role of human judgment and decision-making in employee selection and attraction research.

Selected Publications

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Carter, N.T., Dalal, D.K., Guan, L.+, LoPilato, A.C.+, & Withrow, S.A. (in press). Item response theory scoring and the detection of curvilinear relationships. Psychological Methods.

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 Measurement35, 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 Methods14, 116-146.