Thu, Oct 20|
Monday Night Brewing Co.
Making Science More Trustworthy: From Life Hacks to the Death Penalty
Time & Location
Oct 20, 2022, 7:00 PM
Monday Night Brewing Co., 14 12th St S, Birmingham, AL 35233, USA
About the event
Views that counter mainstream science, such as distrust of vaccines or believing the Earth is flat, have become increasingly visible in the past few years. In response, many have asked if the public has abandoned its trust in science. This talk flips that question on its head, and asks whether science has done its part in earning the trust of the public. Specifically, we will discuss the trustworthiness of science in three domains: guidance for everyday life, evaluating criminal responsibility, and resolving moral debates.
Dr. Alexa Tullett is a social psychologist who examines scientific, religious, and political beliefs, and the factors that facilitate or impede belief change. Some of her work takes a meta-scientific approach, using psychological methods to study the beliefs and practices of psychological scientists.
General Admission$15.00+$0.38 service fee