Jacob (Jake) Parelman is broadly interested in how group psychology leads to perceptual and behavioral biasses. Currently his research is applied to understanding political polarization between American partisans, with a particular focus on how partisans perceive inter-party division and how this affects future behaviors. Parelman also studies the neuroscience of message effects. He is interested in applying recent network neuroscience and machine learning methods to better understand how communicators receive, process and react to information. He hopes to integrate these two interests as he continues in his studies at Annenberg.
Before attending Annenberg, Parelman received his B.A. from the University of Colorado Boulder, with a major in Psychology and certificate in Cognitive Science.
Jacob Parelman is a doctoral student at the Annenberg School for Communication.