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 admitting new PhD students this coming cycle (applications due December 2021).  She 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.


September 22, 2021
The Yale News article by Bill Hathaway The Biden Administration has appointed Yale’s Jennifer Richeson, the Philip R. Allen Professor of Psychology in Yale’s Faculty...
August 1, 2021
We are thrilled that Alannah Caillat has joined the SPCL as a full-time research associate. Alannah graduated from Yale College in 2021 with a B.S. in Psychology and is...
June 7, 2021
Congratulations to Natalie Wittlin, PhD! Natalie finished all the requirements for the PhD in Psychology at Yale and her degree was conferred on May 23rd! Natalie will be...