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Adrienne Carter-Sowell

Adrienne Carter-Sowell
Associate Professor
Areas of Speciality
  • Industrial/Organizational
  • Social & Personality Psychology
  • Diversity Science
  • (979) 845-0378
  • Psychology 271
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Office hours held online for Fall 2020. See your syllabus for times and log in information
Associate Professor

Research Interests

My research interests primarily involve group processes and social influence. Specifically, I work on topics related to ostracism-being ignored and excluded-and how it affects the psychological, cognitive, and behavioral responses of individuals and groups across three temporal reaction stages (immediate, delayed, and long-term). Some immediate interests include:

  • Distinctions among ostracized targets, including individual differences, grouped individuals, and individuals who belong to stigmatized or marginalized groups
  • Links between perceived “out of the loop” experiences in the workplace and the recruitment, retention, and promotion of women and racial minorities in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields
  • Measurement and effects of chronic/prolonged ostracism experiences, specifically responses across the three temporal reaction stages (immediate, delayed, and long-term)

Recent Publications

Miner, K. N., Walker, J., Jean, V., Carter-Sowell, A. R., Bergman, M. E., Chalupa, S., & Kaunas, C. (2018). From “her” problem to “our” problem: Using an individual lens vs. a social-structural lens to understand gender inequity in STEM. Industrial and Organizational Psychology, 11, 267-280.

Butler-Purry, K., Carter-Sowell, A. R., Walton, S., Juranek, I. V., Challoo, L., Regisford, G., Coffin, R., & Spaulding, A. (2019). Innovative professional development and community building activity program improves STEM URM graduate experiences. International Journal of STEM Education, 6. (5-year Impact Factor: 2.40)

Carter-Sowell, A. R., Vaid, J., Stanley, C., Petit, B., & Battle, J. (2019). ADVANCE scholar program: Enhancing minoritized scholars’ professional visibility. Equality, Diversity and Inclusion: An International Journal, 38, 305- 327. (5-year Impact Factor: 1.28)
Campbell, S. D., Carter-Sowell, A. R., & Battle, J. (2019). Campus climate Comparisons in academic pursuits: How race still matters for African American college students. Group Processes and I ntergroup Relations, 22, 390- 402. (5-year Impact Factor: 2.64)

Miner, K. N., January, S. C., Dray, K. K. & Carter-Sowell, A. R. (2019). Is it always this cold? Chilly interpersonal climates as a barrier to the well-being of early career women faculty in STEM. Equality, Diversity and Inclusion: An International Journal, 38, 226-245.