Sociology

Michael J. Carter - Recent Publications

Journal Articles 

 Abrutyn, Seth and Michael J. Carter. Forthcoming. “The Decline in Shared Collective Conscience as Found in the Shifting Norms and Values of Etiquette Manuals.” Journal for the Theory of Social Behaviour

Carter, Michael J. and Steven Carter. 2014. “How Themes in Literature Can Inform Sociological Theory, Research, and Teaching.” The American Sociologist. doi: 10.1007/s12108-014-9221-1  

Carter, Michael J. 2014. “Gender Socialization and Identity Theory.” Social Sciences 3:242-263. 

Carter, Michael J. 2013. “Comment on Abrutyn’s ‘Time Crunch’ Problem in Teaching Classical and Contemporary Sociological Theory: Time for the Dichotomy to become a Trichotomy?” The American Sociologist 44:302-311. 

Carter, Michael J. and Heather Harper. 2013. “Student Writing: Strategies to Reverse Ongoing Decline.” Academic Questions 26:285-295. 

Carter, Michael J. 2013. “Advancing Identity Theory: Examining the Relationship between Activated Identities and Behavior in Different Social Contexts.” Social Psychology Quarterly 76:203-223. 

Carter, Michael J. 2013. “The Hermeneutics of Frames and Framing: An Examination of the Media’s Construction of Reality.” SAGE Open 3:1-12. 

Carter, Michael J. 2013. “A Sociological Model of Societal Collapse.” Comparative Sociology 12:236-254. 

Carter, Michael J. 2013. “The Moral Identity and Group Affiliation.” Current Research in Social Psychology 21:1-13. 

Stets, Jan E. and Michael J. Carter. 2012. “A Theory of the Self for the Sociology of Morality.” American Sociological Review 77:120-140. 

Stets, Jan E. and Michael J. Carter. 2011. “The Moral Self: Applying Identity Theory.” Social Psychology Quarterly 74:192-215. 

Book Chapters 

Stets, Jan E., Michael J. Carter, Michael M. Harrod, Christine Cerven, and Seth Abrutyn. 2008. “The Moral Identity, Status, Moral Emotions, and the Normative Order.” Pp. 227-251 in Social Structure and Emotion, edited by D. T. Robinson and J. Clay-Warner. San Diego, CA: Elsevier. 

Stets, Jan E. and Michael J. Carter. 2006. “The Moral Identity: A Principle Level Identity.” Pp. 293-316 in Purpose, Meaning, and Action: Control Systems Theories in Sociology, edited by Kent McClelland and Thomas J. Fararo. New York: Palgrave Macmillan. 

Encyclopedia Entries 

Carter, Michael J. and Christopher Lawrence. Forthcoming. “Theory Structure.” In The SAGE Encyclopedia of Theory, edited by J. Mattingly. Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications, Inc. 

Carter, Michael J. and Danielle C. Mireles. Forthcoming. “Identity Theory.” In Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Sociology, Second Edition, edited by G. Ritzer. Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell Publishers. 

Carter, Michael J. and Heather Harper. Forthcoming. “Role Ambiguity.” In Encyclopedia of Family Studies, edited by Constance Shehan. Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell Publishers. 

Carter, Michael J. 2013. “Self-Control Theory.” Pp. 837-838 in Encyclopedia of White-Collar and Corporate Crime, Second Edition, edited by Lawrence M. Salinger. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, Inc.

Carter, Michael J. 2011. “Identity Theory.” Pp. 303-304 in The Concise Encyclopedia of Sociology, edited by G. Ritzer and J. M. Ryan. Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell Publishers. 

Carter, Michael J. 2007. “Identity Theory.” Pp. 2223-2226 in The Blackwell Encyclopedia of Sociology, vol. 5, edited by G. Ritzer. Malden, MA: Blackwell Publishers. 

Professional Reports 

Carter, Michael J. 2009. “The Future of the Sociology of Morality.” Pp. 127-130 in Report: Science of Morality Workshop - Disciplinary and Interdisciplinary Approaches Now and in the Future, edited by Steven Hitlin and Jan E. Stets. Washington, DC: American Sociological Association.

Selected Conference Presentations 

Carter, Michael J. 2013. “How Themes in Literature Can Inform Sociology.” Presented at the Sociological Theory session at the California Sociological Association annual meetings, November 9, Berkeley, CA. 

Carter, Michael J. 2013. “Future Directions in Microsociological Theory.” Presented at the New Directions in Sociological Theory session at the Southern Sociological Society annual meetings, April 26, Atlanta, GA. 

Carter, Michael J. and Michael M. Harrod. 2012. “Ethnic Identity Development and Emotions.” Presented at the Sociology of Emotions session at the Pacific Sociological Association annual meetings, March 24, San Diego, CA. 

Carter, Michael J. 2011. “The Terrorist Identity.” Presented at the Radicalization: Social Myth, Social Reality or Social Distraction? session at the California Sociological Association annual meetings, November 5, Berkeley, CA. 

Carter, Michael J. 2011. “Emotions and Acts of Omission.” Presented at the Emotions and Everyday Life session at the Society for the Study of Symbolic Interaction annual meetings, Las Vegas, NV. 

Carter, Michael J. 2009. “Incorporating Identity Theory and Social Identity Theory: Identity Activation, Identity Verification, and Group Processes.” Presented at the Sociology of Emotions session at the American Sociological Association annual meetings, San Francisco, CA. 

Stets, Jan E., Michael J. Carter and Jesse Fletcher. 2008. “Testing Identity Theory: Identity Discrepancies, Behaviors, and Emotions.” Presented at the Social Psychology: Identity and Social Well-Being session at the American Sociological Association annual meetings, Boston, MA. 

Carter, Michael J. 2007. “Examining the Social Context in Identity Theory: A Look at Identity Activation.” Presented at the 19th Annual Group Processes Conference, New York, NY. 

Carter, Michael J. and Jan E. Stets. 2007. “The Moral Self.” Presented at the Current Research in Social Psychology session at the Pacific Sociological Association annual meetings, Oakland, CA. 

Carter, Michael J. 2006. “Quixotic Quicksand: ESL Students and the Myopia of Elementary Level Pedagogical Policy.” Presented at the Inequality and Opportunity in California session at the California Sociological Association annual meetings, Riverside, CA. 

Carter, Michael J. 2006. “Moral Identity, Behavior, Emotions, and Group Membership.” Presented at the Social Psychology of Meanings and Identities session at the American Sociological Association annual meetings, Montreal, Quebec, Canada. 

Stets, Jan E., Michael J. Carter, Michael M. Harrod, Christine Cerven, and Seth Abrutyn. 2006. “Moral Identity, Normative Behavior, and Moral Emotions.” Presented at the Social Psychology, Intimacy, and Emotions session at the meetings of the International Sociological Association, Durban, South Africa.