Alison S. Carson

Alison S. Carson

Professor, Psychology

Brownson Hall, Room 220 (teaches M, W, R)
Monday 11:00AM-12:30PM & Thursday 12:00-1:30PM
1 (914) 798-2769

About Me

Alison S. Carson is a professor in the Department of Psychology. She has been a member of the department since 2003. She is a cultural psychologist and teaches courses in her area of expertise such as Psychology and Culture, Psychology of Identity; and Advanced Seminar in Cultural Psychology. She also teaches other core courses in the Psychology Department such as Fundamentals in Psychology. Prof. Carson received her training as a cultural psychologist and completed her doctoral degree from Boston College in 2000, and a B.A. from Franklin and Marshall College in 1995. Prof. Carson's dissertation research investigated conceptions of fairness comparing an urban and rural community in the Philippines. She is interested in the process of culture change and culture learning, particularly in the context of acculturation and immigration. Most recently, Prof. Carson has been examining the process of culture learning as it occurs within an ePortfolio community of practice. She has also been the director of the ePortfolio Initiative at Manhattanville.

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Current Courses
Fundamentals of Psychology
Psychology and Culture