Jacob M. Parelman
Lab Manager/ Research Assistant

Jacob Parelman is a Research Assistant in the Social Neuroscience and Games lab and also acts as Lab Manager. Jacob recieved his B.A. in Psychology with Latin Honors from the Unversity of Colorado Boulder in May, 2014. Jacob's research interests focus on how individuals synthesize information from their past experiences and their current social environment to give rise to rational (or irrational) decisions. Jacob is currently investigating the underlying mechansims of decision making in adolescents, and how peer behavior influences the risky choices that teens make. Jacob is especially interested in how moral concepts like 'justice' are socially constructed, and how social and spatial distance affect individuals moral choices and actions towards others (e.g. internet 'trolls'). Jacob is planning on applying for graduate programs in social or cognitive neuroscience in the Fall of 2015.