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Dr Carole Carter

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Senior Lecturer in Psychology

I studied both my undergraduate and postgraduate degrees here at Sunderland, completing a BSc (Hons) Psychology in 1995 and a part-time PhD investigating children's working memory and arithmetic achievement in 2002. I joined the psychology team in 1998.

Teaching and supervision

I have previously taught on a range of undergraduate modules primarily delivering cognitive psychology and developmental psychology.

I am the Employability Officer for the School of Psychology and as part of this role, I am the Module Leader for our third year placement module and oversee student volunteering as part of our second year Future Selves module. I also supervise undergraduate empirical projects.

Research interests for potential research students


My main area of interest is the development of working memory and how this is related to arithmetic achievement. Related to this, I am interested in factors influencing performance/approach to math in adulthood, particularly math anxiety.

I am also interested in factors that predict career aspirations and career planning behaviours, eg anxiety and self-efficacy. I am currently involved in an intervention study aimed at developing student engagement in the career planning process.


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Crawley, Rosalind, Carter, Carole and Dennison, Karen (2003) Cognition in Pregnancy and the first year post-partum. Psychology and Psychotherapy Theory Research and Practice, 76 (1). pp. 69-84. ISSN 14760835

This list was generated on Sat Dec 2 23:25:00 2023 GMT.
  • Working memory in adulthood
  • Development of working memory
  • Cognitive predictors of arithmetic performance
  • Math anxiety
  • Career planning

Last updated 25 January 2021