Alexa's research examines how people make sense of the world. Her work touches on political, religious, and scientific domains, exploring how people maintain their beliefs, what they think of people with opposing beliefs, and what it takes for people to change their minds. Some of her work is meta-scientific, using psychological research methods to study the operation of psychology as a field.
Alexa is also 1/3 of The Black Goat, the first and best podcast about psychology.
June 9th, 2021 | 1 hr 26 mins
open science, preregistration, publishing, scientific utopia
Yoel and Alexa discuss progress in open science over the past 10 years. Is the scientific reform glass half-full or half-empty? Where have we made progress, and what still needs work? Also, the true story of how Ashley Madison got its name.
May 26th, 2021 | 1 hr 28 mins
french, polarization, politics, social media
Mickey, Alexa, and Yoel break down "Breaking the Social Media Prism," a new book arguing that social media reinforces our pre-existing political beliefs and polarizes us against the other side.