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 unlikely to be accepting new phd students this cycle (December 2020 applicants to begin Fall 2021).  She is not able to respond to individual email inquiries from potential applicants, however, please feel free to explore this website for overviews of the research she and her trainees are currently conducting.


June 22, 2020
Visiting graduate researcher, Sa-Kiera Hudson, is now Dr. Hudson. Kiera successfully defended her disseration back in March and her PhD was confered at Harvard’s...
June 22, 2020
April turned out to be a remarkable month for Professor Richeson. She was named a 2020  Andrew Carnegie Foundation Senior Fellow to pursue a book project on the Mythology of...
June 22, 2020
SPCL graduate researcher, Julian Rucker, has accepted a two-year postdoctoral Fellowship at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill that will transition into a tenure...