Alexander S. Rich

NYU Computation and Cognition Lab

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I am a doctoral student in the Computation & Cognition Lab at New York University, working with  Todd Gureckis. I investigate how people learn and make decisions over time, with a particular focus on how people decide when to explore uncertain alternatives and the biases that can result from under-exploration.

I am also interested in developing new ways to conduct behavioral research online and am an active developer of the psiTurk platform [github repository].

Papers:

Rich, A.S. and Gureckis, T.M. (2017, In press). Exploratory choice reflects the future value of information. Decision.

Gureckis, T.M., Martin, J., McDonnell, J., Rich, A.S., Markant, D., Coenen, A., Halpern, D., Hamrick, J.B., Chan, P. (2015) psiTurk: An open-source framework for conducting replicable behavioral experiments online. Behavior Research Methods.

Rich, A.S. and Gureckis, T.M. (2015). "The Attentional Learning Trap and How to Avoid It" in P. Bello, M. Guarini, M. McShane, and B. Scassellati (Eds.) Proceedings of the 37th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society.

Rich, A.S. and Gureckis, T.M. (2014). "The value of approaching bad things" in P. Bello, M. Guarini, M. McShane, and B. Scassellati (Eds.) Proceedings of the 36th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society.

Presentations:

Markant, D., Chan, P., Coenen, A., Martin, J., McDonnell, J., Rich, A.S. and Gureckis, T. M. (November 2014). "psiTurk: An open-source framework for conducting reproducible behavioral experiments online." Poster presented at the 2014 meeting of the Society for Computers in Psychology, Long Beach, CA, USA.

Rich, A.S. and Gureckis, T.M. (August 2014). "The value of approaching bad things" Talk presented at the 36th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society, Quebec City, Canada.

de Leeuw, J.R., Coenen, A., Markant, D., Martin, J.B., McDonnell, J.V., Rich, A.S., Gureckis, T.M. (2014) "Workshop: Online Experiments Using jsPsych, psiTurk, and Amazon Mechanical Turk" in P. Bello, M. Guarini, M. McShane, and B. Scassellati (Eds.) Proceedings of the 36th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society.