Sociology

Michael J. Carter

Michael Carter
Full-Time Faculty
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Biography

Education

  • Ph.D. Sociology, University of California-Riverside, 2010
  • M.A. Sociology, San Diego State University, 2003
  • B.A. Communication Studies, Sonoma State University, 1995
  • Specialty Areas: Social Psychology, Research Methods, Statistics, Sociological Theory, Self and Identity, Group Processes, Sociology of Emotions, Sociology of Morality, Sociology of Education, Social Institutions 

Courses Taught

  • SOC 150: Introductory Sociology 
  • SOC 305: Culture and Personality 
  • SOC 307: Ethnic Diversity in America 
  • SOC 345: Social Psychology 
  • SOC 368: Sociological Theory I 
  • SOC 368S: Research Seminar in Sociological Theory 
  • SOC 468: Sociological Theory II 
  • SOC 468S: Research Seminar in Sociological Theory II 
  • SOC 497: Methods of Social Research 
  • SOC 497L: Research Methods Laboratory 
  • SOC 545: Seminar in Social Psychology 
  • SOC 699: Independent Study 
  • MPA 620: Research Methods for Public Administration 

Research and Interests

Michael J. Carter’s main research interests are in social psychology and microsociological theory, specifically the areas of self and identity. His research has examined various facets of the moral identity, including the relationships among moral identity, moral behavior, and moral emotions. His recent work examines Deaf identity processes, specifically how members of the Deaf community verify identity meanings among others in social situations, and the affective outcomes of these identity verification processes. In addition to teaching at CSUN, Dr. Carter has taught courses at San Diego State University and University of California, Riverside, including Statistical Analysis, Identity and Society, Social Change, Human Societies, Formal Organizations, Community, Socialization and Personality, Social Roles and Interaction, and Fear and the Media