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 Research Group well-represented at the Society for Personality and Social Psychology annual conference

 During the Society for Personality and Social Psychology annual conference, members of the SDS Research group gave presentations on current research, including a talk at the Social Psychology, Policy and Law preconference, a datablitz at the Health preconference, and three poster presentations.

Carla A. Zimmerman awarded a 2016-2017 Dissertation Fellowship

carla-zimmermanCongratulation to Carla A. Zimmerman, Ph.D. Candidate in Social Psychology who has been selected to receive a Texas A&M University Dissertation Fellowship for the 2016-2017 academic year.  The TAMU Office of Graduate and Professional Studies assists the awardees with costs associated with their doctoral dissertations and sponsors a Dissertation/Thesis Writing Retreat to assist fellows in progressing through the difficult writing stages of the dissertation and towards its completion.

Professor Carter-Sowell selected to speak at the AAPO First Friday Lecture

First Friday AAPODuring the First Friday Lecture scheduled for December 2, 2016, Dr. Adrienne R. Carter-Sowell will lead a discussion on Perceptions of Professional Fit.

 The First Friday Lecture Series is presented by the African-American Professional Organization (AAPO) and is sponsored by the Office of the Vice President for Diversity. The one-hour lecture is broadcasted from Studio M of the Moore Communications Center—the home of KAMU TV-FM—on the campus of Texas A&M University in College Station.

Congratulations to Dr. Carter-Sowell who is the recipient of the 2016 Carolyn Payton Early Career Publication Award


Dr. Carter-Sowell received the 2016 Carolyn Payton Early Career Publication Award, sponsored by the American Psychological Association, Division 35, Section I, for a theoretically based, peer-reviewed publication that demonstrates creativity and distinguishes itself as making a major contribution to deepening the understanding of the psychology of Black Women.

Carter-Sowell, A. R. & Zimmerman, C. A. (2015). Hidden in plain sight: Locating, validating, and advocating the stigma experiences of women of color. Sex Roles: A Journal of Research (Feminist Forum), 73, 399-407.

Congratulations to Carla A. Zimmerman, Graduate Student in the TAMU Social Psychology Program, for her service to the profession.


Carla has been appointed to the Psychology of Women Quarterly Student Advisory Board Editorial Staff published by the American Psychological Association’s (Division 35) Society for the Psychology of Women.

Congratulations to Jane E. M. Carter, Graduate Student in the TAMU Clinical Psychology Program, for her service to the profession.

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Jane has been appointed to the American Psychological Association’s (Division 12) Society of Clinical Psychology Committee on Diversity.

Welcome Jericka Battle, from Desoto, TX to Texas A&M University

jerikaJericka Battle, Graduate Student in the TAMU Social Psychology Program, is joining our research group as of the 2016 – 2017 academic year. Jericka is a recipient of the Texas A&M University Office of Graduate and Professional Studies Diversity Fellowship. She received her B. A. from Hendrix College in May 2016.

Maiya Whiteside successfully completes the Texas A&M University-American Psychological Association (TAMU-APA) Undergraduate Summer Scholars Program

Maiya Whiteside received a position in the 2016 APA Summer Undergraduate Research Opportunity. She joined our research group for the 2016 summer session. This research intensive program provided hands-on training that makes students more competitive when applying for top doctoral programs. Maiya plans to continue her participation in our multi-campus, collaborative research project on gender stereotypes when she returns to North Carolina State University for the 2016-2017 academic year.