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 to accepting new phd students this cycle (Fall 2019 applicants to begin Fall 2020).  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 students are currently conducting.


October 24, 2019
The Career Trajectory Award celebrates scientific contributions made in the early-to-mid stages of a research career. The award is intended to recognize uniquely creative and...
July 1, 2019
Professor Richeson was one of 7 recipients of an Honorary Doctorate from Brown University at the University Commencement Ceremony on May 26.  The citation reads, As a...
April 22, 2019
Professor Richeson was named the 2019 recipient of the Mamie Phipps Clark and Kenneth B. Clark Award from Columbia for her research on the psychological underpinning of...