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

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.