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Rob Sellers

Charles D. Moody Collegiate Professor of Psychology and Education; Vice Provost for Equity and Inclusion; Chief Diversity Officer


(734) 764-3982


3253 East Hall

Sellers's research interests include ethnicity, racial and ethnic identity, personality and health, athletic participation, and personality. The meta-objective of his research has been to examine the ways in which the interaction between personal characteristics (e.g., identity and attributional styles) and characteristics of the social environment (or event) influence subsequent behavior and adaptational outcomes. Both personality and social psychology have investigated this question from different points of view. His work has attempted to incorporate approaches and methodologies that are common to both of these areas of psychology as he has tried to develop important conceptual and methodological constructs that represent relevant experiences in the lives of African Americans and college student-athletes.