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Nathan T. Carter

Associate Professor and Program Chair of Industrial-Organizational Psychology PhD Program
*** Nathan will NOT be considering applicants for Fall 2021 admission ***
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Basic Information

Curriculum Vitae:
323 Psychology Building


Ph.D., Bowling Green State University, 2011

Research Interests

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.

Selected Publications

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Carter, N.T., Lowery, M.E.+, Williamson, R.L.+, Harris, A.M.+, Lystig, B.+, Conley, K.M.+, Maupin, C.K.+, King, R.T., & Carter, D.R. (2020). Understanding job satisfaction in the causal attitude network model. Journal of Applied Psychology.

Melson-Silimon+, A.T., Harris, A.M.+, Shoenfelt, E.L., Miller, J.D., & Carter, N.T. (2019). Personality testing and the Americans with Disabilities Act: Cause for concern as normal and abnormal models are integrated. Industrial and Organizational Psychology: Perspectives on Science and Practice, 12, 119-132. [Focal article]

Harris, A.M.+, Williamson, R.L.+, & Carter, N.T. (2019). A conditional threshold hypothesis for creative achievement: On the interaction between intelligence and openness. Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity, and the Arts, 13, 322-337.

Carter, N.T., Miller, J.D., & Widiger, T.A. (2018). Extreme personalities at work and in life. Current Directions in Psychological Science, , 27, 429-436.


Carter, N.T., Carter, D.R., & DeChurch, L.A. (2018). Implications of observability for the theory and measurement of emergent team phenomena. Journal of Management, 44, 1398-1425.

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., 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.

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