The Social Scientist
Matthew Facciani interviews a variety of people who are doing amazing work in science!
info_outline Using Math To Better Understand The Brain 05/09/2019
Using Math To Better Understand The Brain I chat with Dr. Grace Lindsay about how using mathematics can help us better understand the brain! Dr. Grace Lindsay's website and podcast: https://neurdiness.wordpress.com/about-the-neurd/ http://unsupervisedthinkingpodcast.blogspot.com/ Follow Dr. Lindsay on Twitter: https://twitter.com/neurograce
info_outline Psychological Science and Preying on Predatory Journals 03/29/2019
Psychological Science and Preying on Predatory Journals Clinical psychologist Dr. Caleb Lack joins Matthew to chat about his journey into psychology, his innovative teaching methods, and his research on topics from evidence-based psychotherapy to the link between religiosity and intelligence. Dr. Lack also shares his story of dealing with a predatory academic journal! Dr. Lack's website: https://www.caleblack.com/index.html Secular Therapy Project: https://www.seculartherapy.org/ Dr. Lack's story of preying on a predatory journal: https://centerforinquiry.org/blog/preying-on-the-predatory-journals-a-case-study/
info_outline The Trouble With Tribalism 03/14/2019
The Trouble With Tribalism In this episode I'm joined by psychology professor Dr. Bo Winegard where we discuss the rising tribalism in politics as well the problems the field of social psychology is currently facing. Follow Dr. Winegard on Twitter: https://twitter.com/EPoe187 Check out Dr. Winegard's research: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Bo_Winegard
info_outline Fighting Against Infectious Disease And Misinformation 02/23/2019
Fighting Against Infectious Disease And Misinformation Dr. Tara Smith joins Matthew to chat about her research on infectious diseases and her science communication efforts. We discuss her work on zoonotic diseases, the challenges of science outreach, and even the science of zombies! Follow Dr. Smith on Twitter: https://twitter.com/aetiology Dr. Smith's website: http://www.taracsmith.com/
info_outline Sharing Science With Religious Communities 01/20/2019
Sharing Science With Religious Communities Dr. Andy Walsh joins Matthew where they first chat about how Andy uses science to help promote public health. Then they discuss Andy's new book and his experiences sharing scientific knowledge to different religious communities.