Jennifer Richeson Professor

Program Area(s):



Prejudice; social stigma; social neuroscience

Research Interests

My research focuses on prejudice, stereotyping, and intergroup relations. Broadly speaking, I investigate the ways in which social group memberships such as race, socio-economic status, and gender impact the way people think, feel, and behave. Some current lines of research include: 1) manifestations of racial bias in mind, brain, & behavior; 2) cognitive, affective, & physiological consequences of "managing" a stigmatized identity; 3) contending with subtle v. blatant racial bias; 4) processes of social categorization.

Selected Publications

Apfelbaum, E.P., Phillips, K.W., & Richeson, J.A. (2014). Rethinking the baseline in diversity research: Should we be explaining the effects of homogeneity? Perspectives in Psychological Science, 9(3), 235-244.

Craig, M.A., & Richeson, J.A. (2014). On the precipice of a “majority–minority” nation. Perceived status threat from the racial demographic shift affects White Americans' political ideology. Psychological Science, 25(6), 1189-1197.

Rotella, K.N., Richeson, J.A., Chiao, J.Y., & Bean, M.G. (2013). Blinding trust: The effect of perceived group victimization on intergroup trust. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 39(1), 114-126.

Murphy, M.C., Richeson, J.A., Shelton, J.A., Rheinschmidt, M., & Bergsieker, H.B. (2013). Cognitive costs of contemporary prejudice. Group Processes and Intergroup Relations, 16, 560-571.

Rotella, K.N. & Richeson, J.A. (2013). Motivated to "forget": The Effects of ingroup wrongdoing on memory and collective guilt. Social and Personality Psychology Science, 4(6), 730-737.

Craig, M.A., & Richeson, J.A. (2012). Coalition or derogation? How perceived discrimination influences intraminority intergroup relations. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 102(4), 759-777.

Trawalter, S., Adam, E.K., Chase-Lansdale, P.L., & Richeson, J.A. (2012). Concerns about appearing prejudiced get under the skin: Stress responses to interracial contact in the moment and across time. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 48(3), 682–693.

Craig, M.A., DeHart, T., Richeson, J.A., & Fiedorowicz, L. (2012). Do unto others as others have done unto you? Perceiving sexism influences women’s evaluations of stigmatized racial groups. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 38(9), 1107-1119.

Johnson, S.E., Richeson, J.A., & Finkel, E. (2011).  Middle-class yet marginal?  The influence of socio-economic status at an elite university on executive functioning. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 100(5), 838-852.

Murphy, M.C., Richeson, J.A., & Molden, D.C. (2011). Leveraging motivational mindsets to foster positive interracial interactions.  Personality and Social Psychology Compass, 5(2), 118–131.

Bergsieker, H., Shelton, J.N., & Richeson, J.A. (2010). To be liked versus respected: Divergent goals in interracial interactions. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 99, 248-264.

Trawalter, S., Richeson, J.A., & Shelton, J.N. (2009). Predicting behavior during interracial interactions: A stress and coping approach. Personality and Social Psychology Review, 13, 243-268.

Richeson, J. A., & Shelton, J. N. (2007). Negotiating interracial interactions: Costs, consequences, and possibilities. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 16, 316-320.