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Department of Psychology

University of Mississippi

Carrie Veronica Smith

Carrie Veronica Smith
Experimental Faculty
Assistant Professor of Psychology
201B Peabody
(662) 915-1075

Field: Social Psychology

Ph.D., University of Houston, 2004
M.A., College of William & Mary, 2001
B.A., College of William & Mary, 1999

Research Areas:

  • Interpersonal Relationships
  • Social Interaction/Diary Research
  • Self-Determination Theory
  • Gender and Sexism

Research Link

Dr. Smith’s research falls into three main areas: (a) The associations between aspects of self and well-being in people’s close relationships (including friendships and romantic and sexual relationships) frequently through the lens of Self-Determination Theory, (b) Situational and individual/personality determinants of perceptions of daily experiences, including social interactions and sexual interactions, namely Dark Triad/Tetrad and sociosexuality, and (c) The influence of sex, gender, and sexism on social perception and interaction.

Courses Taught:
PSY 321: Social Psychology
PSY/GST 460: Psychology of Human Sexuality
PSY/GST 565: Psychology of Gender

PSY 713: Advanced Social Cognition

Dr. Smith will review graduate student applications for the 2021-2022 academic year.