Robert Sellers, PhD
Dr. Sellers focuses his research activities primarily around the development of a conceptual model of racial identity. His work examines the ways in which the interaction between person characteristics (e.g., identity and attributional styles) and characteristics of the social environment (or event) influence subsequent behavior and adaptational outcomes. He also has a particular interest in factors associated with the psycho-social development of the African American student-athlete.
- Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Michigan
- Research Associate, Institute for Social Research
- PhD, 1990, University of Michigan, Personality Psychology
- Scottham, K., Sellers, R., NguyÃªn, H. (2008). A measure of racial identity in African American adolescents: The development of the Multidimensional Inventory of Black Identity. Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology, 14 (4), 297-306.
- Sellers, R. M., Linder, N. C., Martin., P. P., & Lewis, R. L. (in press). Racial identity matters: The relationship between racial discrimination and psychological functioning in African American adolescents. Journal of Research on Adolescence.
- Caldwell, C. H., Sellers, R. M., Hilkene, D. L., & Zimmerman, M. A. (2004). Racial identity, parental support, and alcohol use in a sample of academically at-risk African American high school students. American Journal of Community Psychology, 34, 71-82.
- Sellers, R. M. & Shelton, J. N. (2003). The Role of racial identity in perceived racial discrimination. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 84(5), 1079-1092.
- Sellers, R. M., Caldwell, C. H., Schmeelk-Cone, K., & Zimmerman, M.A. (2003). The role of racial identity and racial discrimination in the mental health of African American young adults. Journal of Health and Social Behavior, 44(3), 302-317.
- Developing a Measure of Racial Identity
- Don't Just Reaffirm Your Own Beliefs
- Have a Long-Term and a Short-Term View