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)
National Science Foundation Grant # 1308144 – Collaborative Research: Advancing Interdisciplinary STEM Graduate Education for Underrepresented Minorities in Energy and Sustainability Disciplines. (09/17/2013-2/28/2017). Co-PI.
Melbern G. Glasscock Center for Humanities Research Texas A&M University Faculty Research Fellowship – Workplace Exclusion: The link between out-of-the-loop experiences and the retention of women and racial/ethnic minorities faculty in the professoriate. (09/01/2014-8/15/2015). PI.
Riva, P. Wesselmann, E. D., Wirth, J. H., Carter-Sowell, A. R., & Williams, K.D. (2014). When Pain Does Not Heal: The Common Antecedents and Consequences of Chronic Social and Physical Pain. Basic and Applied Social Psychology, 36, 329-346. (Five Year Impact Factor: 1.13)
Gilman, R., Carter-Sowell, A. R., DeWall, C. N., Adams, R. E., & Carboni, I. (2013). Validation of the ostracism experience scale for adolescents. Psychological Assessment, 25, 319-330. (Five Year Impact Factor: 4.02)
Van Beest. I., Carter-Sowell, A. R., van Dijk, E., & Williams, K. D. (2012). Groups being ostracized by groups: Is the pain shared, is recovery quicker, and are groups more likely to be aggressive? Group Dynamic: Theory, Research, and Practice, 16, 241-254. (Five Year Impact Factor: 1.42)
Jones, E. E., Carter-Sowell, A. R., & Kelly, J. R., & Williams, K. D. (2011). Participation matters: Psychological and behavioral consequences of information exclusion in groups. Group Dynamic: Theory, Research and Practice, 15, 311-325. (Five Year Impact Factor: 1.42)