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.


April 6, 2022
We’re hiring!! The Social Perception and Communication Lab at Yale University is looking for a full-time postdoctoral associate to join the lab in the summer of 2022....
March 10, 2022
Professor Richeson is one of 7 scholars elected to the American Academy of Political and Social Science (AAPSS) this year. From the AAPSS press release: “The Academy will...
January 12, 2022
Congratulations to SPCL post-doctoral fellow Sa-Kiera Hudson, who will begin a faculty appointment in the Management of Organizations Group at the Haas School of Business at...