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Nora Charles

Dr. Nora Charles

Associate Professor


Dr. Nora Charles is a licensed psychologist and core faculty member in the Clinical Psychology PhD program. Dr. Charles received her BA in Psychology from Northwestern University and her PhD in Clinical Psychology from Texas A&M University. She completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Texas School of Medicine in San Antonio. Dr. Charles conducts research on child and adolescent emotional and behavioral problems. She is particularly interested in substance misuse and delinquency, as well as factors like parenting, impulsivity, emotion regulation problems, and environmental stressors that contribute to these behaviors. Dr. Charles also enjoys mentoring students and frequently mentors undergraduate and graduate student research and supervises student clinicians. Learn more about Dr. Charles' research here:

  • PHD - Texas A & M University-College Station (2011)
  • MS - Texas A & M University-College Station (2008)

Undergraduate Courses:
PSY 372: Adolescent Psychology
UNV 451: McNair Scholars Research Seminar
PSY 462- Field Practicum I

Graduate Courses:
PSY 641: Cognitive Assessment
PSY 679: Advanced Developmental Psychology
PSY 738: Alcohol & Drug Intervention
PSY 740: Objective Personality Assessment
PSY 782: Clinical Practicum Supervision

  • Understanding at-risk youths: Average PAI-A scores and their associations with impulsivity-related correlates, Journal of Personality Assessment, 2021, 10.1080/00223891.2019.1692855
  • Using the Personality Assessment Inventory-Adolescent in Legal Settings. , Special Issue on Personality Assessment in Legal Contexts, Journal of Personality Assessment, 2022, 10.1080/00223891.2021.2019050
  • The structure, measurement invariance, and external validity of the Barratt Impulsiveness Scale-Brief in a sample of at-risk adolescents, Assessment, 2021, 10.1177/1073191119872259
  • The extent and correlates of stressors experienced by at-risk youths in a military-style residential program, Journal of Child and Family Studies, 2019, 10.1007/s10826-019-01350-7
  • A test of the psychometric characteristics of the BIS-Brief among three groups of youth, Psychological Assessment, 2018, 10.1037/pas0000531
  • American Psychology-Law Society
  • Society for Personality Assessment
  • Society for Research on Adolescence
  • English (Native or Bilingual)

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Areas of Expertise

Clinical Psychology, Child & Adolescent Clinical Psychology, Forensic Psychology, Psychological Assessment, Substance Misuse