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.


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...
April 22, 2019
Professor Richeson has been named the winner of the 2019 Graduate Mentoring Award in the Social Sciences by the Yale Graduate School of Arts and Sciences! The Graduate Mentor...