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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
by appointment
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

Note: Current and former graduate student co-authors are indicated below with the “*” symbol  and current and former undergraduate student co-authors are indicated below with the “**” symbol.

Refereed Journal Articles

  1. Miner, K. N., *Walker, J., *Jean, V., Carter-Sowell, A. R., Bergman, M. E., *Chalupa, S., & Kaunas, C. From “her” problem to “our” problem: Using an individual lens vs. a social-structural lens to understand gender inequity in STEM. (in press) Industrial and Organizational Psychology: Perspectives on Science and Practice. (5-year Impact Factor: N/A)
  1. Carter-Sowell, A.R., & *Carter, J. E. M. (2016). Examining bullying, ostracism, and pervasive stereotypes of Black immigrants from the Caribbean living in the United States. Journal of Black Sexuality and Relationships, 2, 25-48.
    doi:10.1353/bsr.2016.0011. (5-year Impact Factor: N/A)
  1. *Darbor, K. E., Lench, H. C., & Carter-Sowell, A. R. (2016). Do people eat the pain away? The effects of acute physical pain on subsequent consumption, PLoS ONE,doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0166931 (5-year Impact Factor: 2.81)
  1. *Zimmerman, C. A., Carter-Sowell, A.R., & *Xu, X. (2016). Examining workplace ostracism experiences in academia: Understanding how gender differences in the faculty ranks influence inclusive climates on campus. Frontiers in Psychology, section Organizational Psychology, 7. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2016.00753 (5-year Impact Factor: 2.89)