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Joined Seton Hill
2011
Hometown
Greeley, CO
Contact Info
jacobs@setonhill.edu

After earning a BA in psychology at the University of Northern Colorado, I earned an MA in psychology at San Diego State University. My area of interest at that time was in the effects of social identification on decisions about social justice. I completed doctoral work at Loyola University Chicago, where I developed further expertise in social justice theory, as well as expertise in statistical analysis and research methodology. In the Fall of 2011, I earned my doctorate in applied social psychology. At Seton Hill, I am passionate about teaching undergraduates how to use psychological science to think critically about the world, and in particular, about the profound injustice brought about by socioeconomic disparity. I also love teaching students how to conduct and apply psychological research. My best feature (and my most precious resource) is my attention; when I'm not working, I devote this attention to my two kids, to my husband, and to books.

Education

  • PhD., Loyola University Chicago (Chicago, IL), 2011
  • M.A., San Diego State University (San Diego, CA), 2005
  • B.A., University of Northern Colorado (Greeley, CO), 2002

Publications

  • Dobson, J. A., Jacobs, E., & Dobson, L. (in press). Toward an experiential approach to entrepreneurial education. Journal of Higher Education, Theory, and Practice.
  • Prislin, R., Boyle, S. M., Faker, J., Farley, A., Jacobs, E., & Zandian, F. (2011). Persuasion in the dynamic context: On being influenced while trying to persuade. Social Psychology and Personality Science, 2, 51 -58.
  • Tindale, R. S., & Jacobs, E. (2010). Group memory. In J. M. Levine & M. A. Hogg (Eds.) Encyclopedia of group processes and intergroup relations (pp. 346 – 349). London: Sage Publications.
  • Jacobs, E., Christensen, P. N., & Prislin, R. (2009). Of practicalities and perspective: What is fair in group decision-making? Journal of Social Issues, 65, 383 -407.
  • Christensen, P. N., Prislin, R., & Jacobs, E. (2009). Motives for social influence after social change: Are new majorities power hungry? Social Influence, 200 -215.
  • Tindale, R. S., Stawiski, S., & Jacobs, E. (2008). Shared cognition and group learning. In V. Sessa & M. London (Eds.), Group Learning, (pp. 73 – 90). New York, NY: Lawrence Erlbaum.
  • Prislin, R., Christensen, P. N., Jacobs, E. (2005). Group size, power, and change: The effects of conceptual representation on group interaction. Review of Psychology, International Journal of Croatian Psychological Association, 12, 81-89.

Organizations

  • Society for Personality and Social Psychology
  • Eastern Psychological Association
  • Faculty sponsor for Seton Hill University Psychology Club

Presentations

  • Jacobs, E., Dobson, J. A., Tanguay, S., & Patal, P. (2017). Toward an experiential approach to entrepreneurship education. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association, Boston, MA.
  • Kupets, H. J., Barczynski, K. M., Dugan, K. R., Jacobs, E., & Bartel, J. S. (2017). Deconstructing “It’s complicated.” A grounded approach to defining hookups. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association, Boston, MA.
  • Ehrhardt, A. R., Ponczek, S., Bartel, J. S., & Jacobs, E. (2017). Predicting “It’s complicated.” Morality, religiosity, and endorsement of hookups. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association, Boston, MA.
  • Matejcic, M. & Jacobs, E. (2017). An intervention strategy for redefining gender issues. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association, Boston, MA.
  • Jacobs, E. & Dobson, J. A. (2016). The theory of planned behavior in international education. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association, New York, NY.
  • Barcznski, K., Horrell, M., Matejcic, M.; Ripley, S., Simeone, J., Jacobs, E., & Dobson, J. A. (2016). International business in the classroom: An interdisciplinary approach. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association, New York, NY.
  • Bartel, J. S., Jacobs, E., & Clarke, D. (2016). Factor structure of the self-reporting questionnaire (SRQ-20) in an American population. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association, New York, NY.
  • Jacobs, E. & Bartel, J. (2015). Challenges to diversity in Westmoreland County, PA: Business owner perspectives. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association, Philadelphia, PA.
  • Martz, B. & Jacobs, E. (2015). Chasing the high: The implications of addiction type, peripheral cues, and neuroplasticity on empathy. Poster presented at the annual conference of the Eastern Psychological Association, Philadelphia, PA.
  • Jacobs, E., Martz, B., & Samide, R. (2014). More (or less) than face value: Impact of context on losing support. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association, Boston, MA.
  • Lemmo, M. , Jacobs, E., & Bartel, J. (2014). Beyond the ivory tower: Challenges to racial diversity in Westmoreland County. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association, Boston, MA.
  • Jacobs, E. (2014). Cyber group dynamics and online justice perceptions. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Austin, TX.
  • Jacobs, E., Bartel, J. S., Derby, M., Lemmo, M*, & Mazo, M. (2013). “Them” versus “us”: Implications for empathic concern. Poster presented at the annual meeting for the Eastern Psychological Association, New York, NY.
  • Bartel, J. S., Jacobs, E., Mazo, M., Lemmo, M., & Derby, M. (2013). Men like it cold: Differential affective reactions to social warmth. Poster presented at the annual meeting for the Eastern Psychological Association, New York, NY.
  • Jacobs, E., Tindale, R. S., & Starkel, R. (2013). The role of social influence in probabilistic inference. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, New Orleans, LA.
  • Jacobs, E., & Tindale, R. S., (2012). Out-group perspective-taking leads to decreases in helping behavior. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, San Diego, CA.
  • Jacobs, E., Dziergas, E.*, Strickroth, T., & Wagner, D. (2009a). Cyber group dynamics: identification and fairness following change. Poster presented that the annual meeting of the Association for Psychological Science, San Francisco, CA.
  • Jacobs, E., Starkel, R., Nichols, L., Tobin, M., & Tindale, R. S. (2009b). Base-rate estimation in a judge-Advisor Paradigm. Poster presented that the annual meeting of the Association for Psychological Science, San Francisco, CA.
  • Starkel, R., Jacobs, E., Nichols, L., Tobin, M., & Tindale, R. S. (2009c). Effects of Social Reasoning on Error Prone Estimation. Poster presented that the annual meeting of the Association for Psychological Science, San Francisco, CA.
  • Martinez, R. N., Talbot, M. E., Jacobs, E., Starkel, R., & Tindale, R. S. (2009d). Groups avoid conjunction fallacy as a function of training. Poster presented at the Midwestern Psychological Association Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL.
  • Talbot, M. E., Martinez, R. N., Jacobs, E., Starkel, R., & Tindale, R. S. (2009e). Can training increase the use of base rate information by groups? Paper presented at the Midwestern Psychological Association Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL.
  • Tindale, R. S., Jacobs, E., & Starkel, R. (2009). The role of social influence in probabilistic inferences. Paper presented at the Fourth Annual Conference of the Interdisciplinary Network for Group Research, Colorado Springs, CO.
  • Tindale, R. S., Starkel, R., & Jacobs, E. (2009). Social influence processes in group decision errors. Poster presented at the Society for Judgment and Decision Making Annual Meeting, Boston, MA.
  • Jacobs, E., Starkel, R, Nichols, L., & Tindale, R. S. (2008a). Individuals and Groups Avoid Bias in Estimating Base-Rates as a Function of Training. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Psychological Science, Chicago, IL.
  • Starkel, R., Jacobs, E., Nichols, L., & Tindale, R. S. (2008b). Effect of Social Reasoning on Error-Prone Estimations. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Psychological Science, Chicago, IL.
  • Tindale, R. S., Stawiski, S., Starkel, R., & Jacobs, E. (2008c). Effects of Social Information Processing on Probability Estimation. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, IL.
  • Tindale, R. S., Jacobs, E., & Starkel, R. (2008). The role of member training/expertise in improving group judgment. Paper presented at the Interdisciplinary Network for Group Research, Kansas City, MO.
  • Tindale, R. S., Jacobs, E., & Starkel, R. (2008). Social information processing and probability estimation. Poster presented at the European Association of Experimental Social Psychology General Meeting, Opatija, Croatia.
  • Jacobs, E. (2007a). The fair group procedures scale: Initial psychometric evidence. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, IL.
  • Jacobs, E. (2007b). Group fairness preferences in the aftermath of social change. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Psychological Science, Washington, D.C.
  • Stawiski, S., Kykema-Engblade, A., Wittowski, E., Starkel, R., & Jacobs, E. (2006a). Shared stereotypes versus shared processing goals for mock juries. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, IL.
  • Tindale, R. S., Morgan, P., Stawiski, S., Dykema-Engblade, A., Meisenhelder, H., Wittkowski, E., & Jacobs, E. (2006b). Further explorations of the individual-group discontinuity effect. Paper presented at the First Annual INGRoup Conference, Pittsburgh
  • Jacobs, E., Farley, A., Filson, J., Huang, C., Miller, M., Page, B., & Prislin, R. (2005).Tower of Power: Motives of Consensus Among Minorities. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Western Psychological Association, Portland, OR.
  • Boyle, S. M., Isaacs, H. D., Jacobs, E., Sakamoto, A. Y., Christensen, P. N., Prislin, R.(2004). Type of support moderates reactions to social change within groups. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Western Psychological Association, Phoenix, AZ.