Academic Profile : Faculty

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Asst Prof Ben Pelzer
Assistant Professor
Education
* PhD (Psychology), University of California, Santa Barbara, 2012
* Bachelor of Music (Music Theory), Ohio State University, 2007
* Bachelor of Science (Psychology), Ohio State University, 2007

Dr. Ben Turner is an assistant professor in the Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information. He received his Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of California, Santa Barbara, where he researched procedural and declarative learning and memory using techniques including computational modeling, brain imaging, and behavioral experiments. He also worked with Dr. Rene Weber and the Media Neuroscience Lab on several studies related to the neuroscience of persuasion in political and health communication settings, and focused in his postdoctoral work on individual differences. Previously, he earned a dual degree in Psychology and Music Theory from the Ohio State University.

His current research aims to combine neuroimaging and other cognitive neuroscientific tools to answering questions in communication, particularly related to persuasion and other media effects, as well as to continue to focus on exploring how an improved understanding of individual differences can improve our understanding of communication phenomena.
Communication neuroscience | Message tailoring | Media effects | Quantitative methods
 
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