University of Vermont

The College of Arts and Sciences

Department of Psychological Science

Susan Varni Richardson

Post-Doctoral Fellow

Susan Varni Richardson

Susan Varni Richardson
Post-Doctoral Fellow

  • B.A. Westfield State College, 2001
  • M.A. University of Vermont, 2005
  • Ph.D. University of Vermont, 2009
  • C.V. (PDF)
Phone: (802) 656-8029
Room: 101

Website: Person Environment Zone Projects


I am interested in studying concealable (e.g., religion, HIV/AIDS) and transitional (e.g., age) stigmas, focusing both people's experiences of prejudice and discrimination and other peoples expectations for these members of these stigmatized groups. My research is also exploring the differences between subtle and more blatant forms of prejudice, particularly focusing on how targets of prejudice perceive subtle prejudice. Other research interests include decision making and the intersection of social psychology and the law.

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