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Nora Charles

Dr. Nora Charles

Assistant Professor

Bio

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 deficits, impulsivity, emotion regulation problems, and environmental stressors that contribute to these behaviors. Dr. Charles also enjoys mentoring students. She is the USM Psi Chi chapter advisor, frequently mentors undergraduate and graduate student research, and regularly supervises student clinicians in the USM Psychology Clinic. Learn more about Dr. Charles' research here: https://riskybehaviors.weebly.com/

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

Undergraduate Courses:
PSY 372: Adolescent Psychology
UNV 451: McNair Scholars Research Seminar

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

  • Implementing dialectical behavior therapy skills groups into a boot camp program for at-risk youth. , Cognitive & Behavioral Practice,
  • The structure, measurement invariance, and external validity of the Barratt Impulsiveness Scale-Brief in a sample of at-risk adolescents, Assessment, 2019, https://doi.org/10.1177%2F1073191119872259
  • Personality correlates of disciplinary infractions in a residential facility for at-risk youth, Residential Treatment for Children & Youth, 2019, 10.1080/0886571X.2019.1624238
  • 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
  • Preadolescent sensation seeking and early adolescent stress relate to at-risk adolescents' substance use by age 15, Addictive Behaviors, 2017, 10.1016/j.addbeh.2017.01.005
  • Altered developmental trajectories for impulsivity and sensation seeking among adolescent substance users, Addictive Behaviors, 2016, 10.1016/j.addbeh.2016.04.016
  • Licensed Clinical Psychologist
  • English (Native or Bilingual)

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Owings-McQuagge Hall (OMH) 220D map

Hattiesburg

Email
Nora.CharlesFREEMississippi

Phone
601.266.4592

Areas of Expertise

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