Alex Adams is a PhD candidate whose studies focus on American politics and quantitative methodology. His research interests focus primarily on political psychology questions (e.g., the determinants and consequences of political knowledge, information processing, and attitude formation). Additionally, the methodological aspects of the discipline, especially survey methodology, are of great interest to him. In 2007, he graduated with honors from UNM earning bachelors degrees in both Political Science and Economics. After completing his undergraduate degrees, he began working as a research assistant at the Institute for Social Research at UNM and continues to work there while in graduate school.