338894Jacob Appleby, Ph.D.
Visiting Assistant Professor

Ph.D.,2018, University of Minnesota


Phone: (504) 314-7546

3018 Stern Hall



My research deals broadly with intergroup attitudes and relations, particularly where the processes involved intersect with politics. My two main areas of inquiry are (1) how racial attitudes influence political preferences and decisions, and (2) how our understanding of the relations between ideological and partisan groups can be informed by incorporating the vast social-psychological work on intergroup processes. I am also interested in how racial attitudes affect outcomes in legal and crime-related contexts (e.g., eyewitness identification).

I currently teach Introductory Psychology (PSYC 1000), Experimental Psychology (PSYC 3130), and Introduction to Social Psychology (PSYC 3430).  

Selected Publications

Vitriol, J. A., Appleby, J., Borgida, E. (in press). Implicit racial attitudes and the cross-race effect in eyewitness identification. Social Psychological and Personality Science. doi:10.1177/1948550618784889

Appleby, J., & Federico, C. M. (2018). The racialization of electoral fairness in the 2008 and 2012 United States Presidential Elections. Group Processes & Intergroup Relations, 21, 7, 979-996. doi:10.1177/1368430217691364

Chen, P. G., Appleby, J., Borgida, E., Callaghan, T. H., Ekstrom, P., Farhart, C. E., Householder, E., Kim, H., Ksiazkiewicz, A., Lavine, H., Luttig, M. D., Mohanty, R., Rosenthal, A., Sheagley, G., Smith, B. A.,Vitriol, J. A., & Williams, A. (2014). The Minnesota multi-investigator 2012 Presidential election panel study. Analyses of Social Issues and Public Policy, Special Issue on the Social Psychology of the 2012 U.S. Presidential Election. doi:10.1111/asap.12041

Personal Website

Department of Psychology • 2007 Percival Stern Hall • New Orleans, LA 70118 • Phone: 504-865-5331 •