Alice Carter, Ph.D.

Professor, Psychology,
University of Massachusetts, Boston
Associate Clinical Professor,
Child Study Center, Yale University


UMB Psychology

Alice Carter's research interests include developmental psychopathology; multidimensional assessment of social-emotional development in infancy and early childhood; developmental models that incorporate genetic and environmental factors in the expression of childhood psychopathology; and prevention and early intervention efforts that emphasize relationship-based approaches.  She is currently following a large, longitudinal healthy birth cohort in the Greater New Haven area and studying developmental trajectories in child and family functioning among families with a young child with autism.


Select Publications

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 obesessive compulsive disorder.  Biological Psychiatry.