We address and assess Individual Differences, Intersectional Identities,
Group Dynamics and Organizational Behaviors


We generate Sound Science and Scholarship
in compliance with ethical standards


We are scholars advancing scientific endeavors in a diverse society

Welcome to the Science for a Diverse Society (SDS) Research Group at Texas A&M University

Lab News and Current Events

SDS Researchers Graduate and Head to Distinguished Programs for Graduate School

 Zanbria Asante was admitted to the Master of Arts program in Psychological Science at California State University, San Marcos Campus. Zan’s experience as a SDS researcher was beneficial because “I gained knowledge in research by working on projects that focus on how perceived campus identities foster inclusive climates within undergraduate women of color. As I continue on to the next chapter of my life, I look forward to the continued use of research skills I’ve gained in Dr. Carter-Sowell’s lab.” Zanbria Asante is from Austin, Texas, she earned her Bachelor’s of Science in Psychology, and she is a Texas A&M University Class of 2018 graduate.

Kate Whitley will be attending Texas Woman’s University (TWU) in Denton, Texas to pursue a Master’s degree in their Counseling & Development Program. “Thank you so much (Dr. Carter-Sowell) for all of your support. Working in your research lab helped give me the clarity I needed to make a decision about my future, and for that I’m forever grateful.”

SDS Research Group is well-represented at the 2018 Spring Student Research Week Conference

During Student Research Week at Texas A&M University, Breanna Hernandez, of the SDS Research group, gave a poster presentation on current research conducted in partnership with the Mathur Lab.  The submission entitled, “Is Social Pain Associated with Heightened Sensitivity to Physical Pain? Laboratory Evidence Contributing to Pain Overlap Theory” attracted a great deal of positive interest and generated engaging discussions with the judges, fellow presenters, and attendees.

Undergraduate student of Diversity Sciences accepts internship in Washington D.C.

 Mr. God’swill Osa has relocated to Washington D.C. for an internship at a nonprofit, nonpartisan think tank and civic enterprise for Education and Skills. God’swill’s experience as a student in Dr. Carter-Sowell’s WGST class was beneficial because “it forced me outside of my comfort zone to seek answers in the campus community and not rely solely on textbooks for learning.” As he persists on his academic journey and career pursuits, God’swill continues to receive support from the members of the SDS Research GroupGod’swill is pursuing a career that allows him to use his talents and love for people to tackle relevant issues in the lives of others and make a difference in his community. God’swill Osa is from Plano, Texas, he earned his Bachelor’s of Science in Biology, and he is a Texas A&M University Class of 2016 graduate.  During the summer of 2018, he is completing a Masters of Arts in Political Science.

Congratulations to Dr. Carter-Sowell chosen as a Mentor for the Excellence uniting Culture, Education, and Leadership (ExCEL) Program

Dr. Carter-Sowell was nominated and selected by students and staff to serve as an ExCEL Mentor for the 2018-2019 academic year. ExCEL is an undergraduate student organization that provides incoming students with the resources and connections necessary for personal discovery and growth. ExCEL identified Dr. Carter-Sowell’s understanding of the complexities and nuances of marginalization and study of what’s needed for underserved students to move forward, to graduate, and succeed. The structure for ExCEL mentoring has two layers, peer and faculty/staff. Additionally, there will be planned activities throughout the academic year, including the 31st annual conference to be held in College Station, TX.

Undergraduate Student of Diversity Sciences hired to Teach for America

Christelle Tambwe is a refugee immigrant from Congo, Kinshasa. She’s a recent class of 2017 alumni from Texas A&M University, where she earned her Bachelors of Arts in Women’s & Gender Studies with a Psychology minor. Christelle is currently preparing to become an educator. She aspires to teach middle school students this August 2018 in Houston Texas. With her passion for advocacy and politics, Christelle joined Teach for America to spark the minds of future leaders of America. “I would like to thank Professor Carter-Sowell for not only being my first representation of Black women in academia, but for all that she does in research and in the classroom. You’ve made two semester at TAMU eye opening, impactful and enjoyable. For that I am forever grateful.

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