Robert M. Sellers

Faculty Associate, RCGD
Professor, Psychology
Vice Provost, Vice Provst Equity & Inclusion
Professor, Soe-Educational Studies
Robert M. Sellers


Dr. Sellers' 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 person 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. Mywork has attempted to incorporate approaches and methodologies that are common to both of these areas of psychology as I have tried to develop important conceptual and methodological constructs that represent relevant experiences in the lives of African Americans and college student-athletes.