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 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.


December 8, 2020
Professor Richeson has been named the winner of the Ambady Award for Mentoring Excellence from the Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP). The award “honors a...
December 8, 2020
PhD student, Natalie Daumeyer is a finalist in the Graduate School of Arts and Science’s 3-minute thesis competition. Her dissertation research examines consequences of...
September 23, 2020
SAGE Publishing and the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences (CASBS) at Stanford University are pleased to announce Jennifer Richeson as winner of the 2020...