Workplace Diversity Research Group

Industrial/Organizational Psychology

Welcome to the Workplace Diversity Research Group!


Picture of current lab members (Kingsters) from Left to right: Afra, Ashley, Alex, Hannah, Eden, Ho Kwan, and Isaac, in front of "The Kingdom".

About The Workplace Diversity Research Group

The overarching goal of the Workplace Diversity Research Group is to provide empirical evidence guiding the equitable and effective management of diverse organizations. To do so, we have focused on the concept of stigma, which can be understood as an attribute that conveys a devalued social identity across most social contexts. It is from the perspective of stigma theory and its conceptualizations in social psychological research that this program of diversity research emerges. Because work largely defines an individual's economic, social, and psychological standing, it is a critical context in which to examine the emergence of stigmatization. Our research integrates social and organizational psychology to examine three primary themes regarding diversity:

1) Manifestations of Stigma at Work

2) Consequences of Stigmatization at Work

3) Individual and Organizational Strategies for the Reduction of Discrimination


Congratulations to lab members Afra Ahmad, Alex Lindsey and Isaac Sabat on their new jobs! Though we are so sad for you to leave us we are very excited for your next steps at Zayed University in Dubai (Afra Ahmad), IUPUI (Alex Lindsey), and Texas A&M (Isaac Sabat) as assistant professors!