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.


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...
August 20, 2020
Professor Richeson wrote a think piece published in the September 2020 issue of the Atlantic Monthly.  In The mythology of racial progress, she draws on recent SPCL research...
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...