Professor and Associate Chair, Department of Psychology
HDO One-Day Professional Seminar: Flourishing in the Workplace
Education: Ph.D., University of Georgia
Research Interests: The focus of Dr. Carlson’s recent work is in the field of positive psychology, which is the scientific study of happiness and well-being. She is Director of the Well-Being in Context Lab, which is currently conducting research on emotion regulation, distress tolerance, and brief positive psychology interventions. Dr. Carlson has taught seminars in Positive Psychology at both the graduate and undergraduate levels for the past several years. She has received the 2009 Raymond Dickson Centennial Endowed Teaching Fellowship, the 2010 Eyes of Texas Award for excellence in service to the University, and the 2012 President’s Associates Teaching Excellence Award.