Congrats to Professor Richeson!

Tuesday, 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 personality or social psychologist who has demonstrated a career-long commitment to fostering the professional and intellectual development of students and early career researchers. This award is intended to recognize exceptional and selfless efforts to shape our field through mentoring activities that promote research integrity, impact, and productivity, and also a record of serving as an accessible and supportive advisor. The award is named in memory of Nalini Ambady, who was widely-known for her dedicated mentoring of undergraduates, graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, and junior faculty.”

This award is expecially meaningful, as Professor Richeson was one of Professor Ambady’s PhD mentees and, thus, was a direct beneficiary of Ambady’s exceptional mentorship.

Professor Richeson has donated the $500 honorarium that comes with the award to SPSP’s mentoring and diversity initiatives.

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