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

Projects in Progress


Graduate Students:

The National Science Foundation (NSF), in partnership with the Texas A&M University System Alliance for Graduate Education and the Professoriate (TAMUS AGEP) – Transformation Project, is conducting a college-wide research study.  The purpose of this study is to better understand STEM Graduate Students’ perceptions and satisfaction with the working environment. We invite you to click here for more information or send us your information requests and questions to acsdiversitysciences@tamu.edu.


We are conducting research surveys on behalf of The Office of Diversity and the Melbern G. Glasscock Center for Humanities Research at Texas A & M University. The purpose of these surveys is to better understand perceptions and satisfaction with the working environment. Send us your information requests and questions to acsdiversitysciences@tamu.edu.


Professor Carter-Sowell is an invited speaker at the following events:

Event: 2016 NSF ADVANCE/GSE Program Workshop

Session Title: Working from the Outside in: How Structural Transformation Improves STEM Climate

When: May 22-24, 2016

Where: Sheraton Inner Harbor
300 S Charles St
Baltimore, Maryland  21201
United States

For more information: Click here for the session flier.


Event: 2016 University of Delaware ADVANCE Women of Color in the Academy Conference

Session Title:  Surviving and Thriving in the Face of Multiple Marginalities, Micro-Aggressions, and Macro-Aggressions: Women of Color in Predominantly White Research Institutions

When: April 26 – May 1, 2016

Where: Clayton Hall Conference Center
100 David Hollowell Drive
Newark, DE 19716
United States

For more information: Click here for the Participant’s List.


Event: Speed Mentoring Event, sponsored by the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology

Session Title: Thriving in a Diverse Workforce: Strategies for building a more inclusive workforce + training and leadership development

When: April 13, 2016

Where: Hilton Hotel, Pacific B
777 W Convention Way
Anaheim, California, 92802
United States


Event: Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) Science Diversity Colloquium

Session Title: Examining Group-Level Workplace Ostracism: How Representation and Coworker Support Affect Retention Outcomes

When: March 25, 2016

Where: Lilly Auditorium in University Library
755 W. Michigan Ave.
Indianapolis, IN
United States

For more information: Click here for the Colloquium Flier


Undergraduate students:

We strongly encourage students enrolled in ANY major to get involved in psychology research and in research activities. We invite you to participate in studies through the online SONA system or send us your information requests and questions toacsdiversitysciences@tamu.edu.

Lab News and Current Events

Welcome Maiya Whiteside, from Charlotte, North Carolina to Texas A&M University

Whiteside Photo

Maiya Whiteside is joining our research group for the 2016 summer session. She is a recipient of the APA Summer Undergraduate Research Opportunity. This research intensive program provides hands-on training that will make students more competitive when applying for top doctoral programs. Maiya is a Junior at North Carolina State University.

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 Dr. Carter-Sowell who has won the Texas A&M University Diversity Service Award

The ACE Awards represent the spirit of the Texas A&M Diversity Plan, which centers award criteria on the three overarching goals of the Diversity Plan: Accountability, Climate, and Equity.and the Women’s Progress Award. The Awards acknowledge and honor students, faculty and staff for their demonstrated commitment to the Texas A&M core value of RESPECT by promoting respectful treatment of others, affirming and encouraging individuals to take pride in their social and cultural identities, and including all in their definition of the “Aggie Family”.  For more information go to: http://dms.tamu.edu/diversity/ace-awards/previous-awards-recipients/.

Congratulations to Dr. Carter-Sowell who has won the Texas A&M University Women’s Resource Center Award.

The Women’s Progress Award, sponsored by the Women’s Resource Center, honors students, staff, faculty, and administrators who encourage and promote sensitivity to and awareness of issues that relate to women. Faculty nominees must foster an environment that is supportive to the needs of women and provide class content and lectures that are inclusive in their approach and sensitivity to women’s issues. For more information go to: http://dms.tamu.edu/diversity/ace-awards/previous-awards-recipients/

Welcome Jericka Battle, from Conway, Arkansas to Texas A&M University


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

Dr. Carter-Sowell Selected for TAMU Diversity Matters Seed Grant

Congratulations to Dr. Adrienne R.  Carter-Sowell, who has received a Texas A&M Diversity Matters Seed Grant to support her research!  This program is intended to advance creative research initiatives that seek to accelerate progress in achieving equity in representation and professional recognition of under-represented groups at Texas A&M University.