Kenneth Carter, Ph.D., ABPP, is a board-certified clinical psychologist and faculty member at Oxford College, Emory University. For more than 20 years he has done extensive research and taught courses in personality theory and diagnosis. In addition to his teaching career, Dr. Carter has established himself as an author and trainer, offering workshops for clinicians and writing or co-authoring educational texts. His current research interest involves “sensation seeking,” a personality trait originally described in the 1960s by University of Delaware researcher Marvin Zuckerman. According to Zuckerman, sensation seeking “is expressed in behavior as a tendency to seek varied, novel, complex and intense sensations and experience, and to take physical risks for the sake of having such experiences.”
Dr. Carter’s research includes compiling first-hand testimonies from high sensation seeking (HHS) individuals, which will inform the development of the first book-length treatment of the subject to emerge in several years.