Faculty & Staff
Alice Carter, PhD
Professor, College of Liberal Arts
Areas of Expertise
Identification of infants and toddlers at risk for problems in social, behavioral, and emotional functioning; the role of family functioning in child development
PhD, University of Houston
Professional Publications & Contributions
- Briggs-Gowan, M.J., Carter, A.S., Bosson-Heenan, J., Guyer, A.E., & Horwitz, S.M. (2006). Are infant-toddler social-emotional and behavioral problems transient? Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 45(7), 849-858.
- Wakschlag, L.S., Leventhal, B.L., Pine, D.S., Pickett, K.E., & Carter, A.S. (2006). Elucidating early mechanisms of developmental psychopathology: The case of prenatal smoking and disruptive behavior. Child Development, 77(4), 893-906.
- Bender-Berz, J., Carter, A.S., Wagmiller, R.L., Horwitz, S.M., Murdock, K.K., Briggs-Gowan, M.J. (in press). Prevalence and Correlates of Early Onset Asthma and Wheezing in a Healthy Birth Cohort of 2- to 3-Year Olds. Journal of Pediatric Psychology.
- Carter, A.S., Black, D, Tewani, S., Connolly, C., Kadlec, M.B., & Tager-Flusberg, H. (in press). Sex differences in toddlers with autism spectrum disorders. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders.
- Kuhn, J.C., & Carter, A.S. (in press). Maternal Self-Efficacy and Associated Parenting Cognitions among Mothers of Children with Autism. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry.
- McDonald, R., Jouriles, E.N., Briggs-Gowan, M.J., Rosenfield, D., & Carter, A.S. (in press). Violence Toward a Family Member, Angry Adult Conflict and Child Adjustment Difficulties: Relations in Families with One-to-Three Year Old Children. Journal of Family Psychology.
- Stewart, S.E., Rosario-Campos, M.C., Chabane, N., Brown, T.A., Carter, A., Geller, D.A., Leckman, J.F., Leboyer, M., Sukhdolsky, D., Katsovitch, L., Delorme, R., and Pauls, D.L. (in press). Principal Components Analysis in Children and Adolescents with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. Biological Psychiatry.
Professor Carter researches the identification of infants and toddlers at risk for problems in social, behavioral, and emotional functioning and understanding the role of family functioning in the developmental course of children at genetic risk for or exhibiting clinical disorders such as autism, Tourette's Disorder, and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. She is also studying young children with autism spectrum disorders and their families as part of the Boston University Studies To Advance Autism Research (STAART). Her teaching interests include developmental psychopathology, child assessment, and child and family functioning.
Professor Carter is also a visiting research scientist in the Department of Psychology and Child Study Center at Yale University in New Haven, CT and a research associate in the Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA.