Dr. Sierra Carter
Instilling Curiosity and Inspiring Critical Thinking
Throughout her educational endeavors, Dr. Carter has felt that the teachers who were the most impactful were the ones that truly invested in their students; and the most memorable made students feel that their thoughts were valuable and important for learning. Her goal as a teacher and mentor is to instill curiosity, and engage students to think critically about topics in psychology. She aims to provide a foundation of learning for students interested in psychology and diversity, and to encourage them to explore how the course material applies to life beyond the classroom. To complete these aims, Dr. Carter shapes her courses to promote self-exploration and immersive learning through engagement within the community. This allows student to truly engage with the reading and lecture materials through internal reflection and involvement within diverse communities in the Atlanta, GA area.
In Dr. Carter's words: "I believe the teachers that were most impactful and memorable were the ones that truly invested in their students and made them feel like their thoughts as a student were valuable and important for learning. My goal as a teacher and mentor is to instill curiosity and engage students to think critically. Also, I aim to provide a foundation of learning for students interested in psychology and diversity, and to encourage students to explore how the course material applies to life beyond the classroom.
To complete these aims, I shape my courses to promote self-exploration and immersive learning through engagement within the community. This allows students to truly engage with the reading and lecture materials through internal reflection and engagement within diverse communities."
Exposes students to a broad range of psychological topics and issues associated with diversity and explores human diversity through a wide range of theoretical and methodological perspectives that reflect cultural influences.
Issues of Human Diversity in Psychology
Examines issues involved in the psychology of human diversity through the study of human behavior in a sociocultural context. Covers similarities and differences in the experiences of diverse groups as influenced by the context in which those experiences occur. Paradigms and concepts used to define and conduct research on human diversity are also discussed.
Student Course Reviews
Issues in Human Diversity
"Dr. Carter ... was always passionate each class... She gave students a great deal of encouragement and support ... Dr. Carter was always more than prepared and never met a question in that class she couldn't knowledgeably address."
"My absolute favorite professor and class of the semester...The course itself was set up in a way that allowed everyone to throw out their opinions and not feel judged nor ridiculed. I could not rave enough about this class. Amazing on so many levels."
"We always had great class discussions...
She answers emails quickly and is available to help with many things out of class. I would definitely recommend! Best professor I've had at GSU."