I’m a cognitive scientist and Associate Professor of Psychology at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology. I use computational models and behavioral experiments to study how people think and reason. My primary research interest is social cognition: how people think about other people. I have also studied how people learn and use concepts, and how people revise their beliefs after seeing new evidence.

I write about TV and psychology at Overthinking TV.


I received my B.S. in Computer Science from UCLA and my Ph.D. in Psychology from Carnegie Mellon University.


Email jern@rose-hulman.edu
Office Moench B103A
Address Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
Dept. of Humanities, Social Sciences, and the Arts
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