Campus Box 1125
Professor Carpenter conducts research on the clinical psychology of aging. His research focuses on family relationships in late life, with a particular emphasis on collaborative family communication and decision-making. Other research activities focus on older patient-physician interactions, knowledge about Alzheimer's disease, and mental health issues at the end of life.
- Sakai, E.Y., & Carpenter, B.D. (in press). "What's wrong with grandma?": Depictions of Alzheimer's disease in children's storybooks. American Journal of Alzheimer's Disease and Other Dementias.
- Zaleta, A.K., Carpenter, B.D., Porensky, E.K., Xiong, C., & Morris, J.C. (in press). Agreement about diagnosis among patients, companions, and professionals following a dementia evaluation. Alzheimers Disease and Associated Disorders.
- Carpenter, B.D., Zoller, S.M., Balsis, S., Otilingam, P.G., & Gatz, M. (2011). Demographic and contextual factors related to knowledge about Alzheimers disease. American Journal of Alzheimers Disease, 26, 121-126. DOI: 10.1177/1533317510394157
- Zaleta, A., & Carpenter, B.D. (2010). Patient-centered communication during the disclosure of a dementia diagnosis. American Journal of Alzheimers Disease & Other Dementias, 25, 513-520.
- Carpenter, B.D., & Mulligan, E.A. (2010). Assessment with late-life families: Issues and instruments. In P. Lichtenberg (Ed.), Handbook of assessment in clinical gerontology (2nd ed.) (pp. 273-306). San Diego: Elsevier.
- Carpenter, B. D., Balsis, S., Otilingam, P. G., Hanson, P. K., & Gatz, M. (2009). The Alzheimer's Disease Knowledge Scale: Development and psychometric properties. The Gerontologist, 49, 236-247.
- Carpenter, B. D., Xiong, C, Porensky, E. K., Lee, M. M., Brown, P. J., Coats, M., Johnson, D., & Morris, J. C. (2008). Reaction to a dementia diagnosis in individuals with Alzheimer's disease and mild cognitive impairment. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 56, 405-412.
- Carpenter, B. D., Kissel, E., & Lee, M. (2007). Preferences and perspectives of people with Alzheimer's disease: Reliability, stability, and proxy knowledge. Psychology and Aging, 22, 650-655.
- Social Gerentology
- Introduction to Psychology
- Clinical Psychology of Aging
- Living, Dying, & Death