The Social Perception & Communication Laboratory (SPCL) examines the ways in which social group memberships and affiliations, such as race, gender, and socioeconomic status, impact how people think, feel, and behave.  In short, we study the psychology of navigating social and cultural diversity.

Please note: Professor Richeson does NOT anticipate accepting new PhD students this year.


September 19, 2017
Professor Richeson’s research with SOM professor Michael Kraus and SPCL graduate researcher Julian Rucker on the misperception of racial economic equality was published...
August 23, 2017
Our paper examining consequences of exposure to rising economic inequality on beliefs about the opportunity structure in American society was published this week in PNAS! ...
August 21, 2017
Professor Richeson and Susan Fiske (Princeton) welcome fellow social psychologists, Jennifer Eberhardt and Hazel Markus (both at Stanford) to the National Academy of Sciences...