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.

NOTE: Professor Richeson is open admitting new PhD students this coming cycle (applications due December 2022).  She is NOT able to respond to individual email inquiries from potential applicants to our PhD program, however.  Please feel free to explore this website for overviews of the research she and her trainees are currently conducting.


June 1, 2022
Professor Richeson is among the newly elected members of The American Philosophical Society.  From the APS website: The American Philosophical Society, the oldest learned...
May 23, 2022
Our own Xanni Brown is the 2022 winner of the Jane Olejarczyk Award!  This award is given annually to the graduate student in the Psychology Department who has contributed...
April 6, 2022
We’re hiring!! The Social Perception and Communication Lab at Yale University is looking for a full-time postdoctoral associate to join the lab in the summer of 2022....