Thursday March 4,2021 at 2 p.m.
View the video from this WICI webinar on our Vimeo page.
If you were to predict the most significant negative societal outcomes of the pandemic, what would it be? How about positive consequences? Throughout summer-fall 2020, WICI Core Member Igor Grossmann asked world’s leading behavioral and social scientists to share their thoughts on what effects the COVID-19 pandemic will have on our societies, to shed light on the possible long-term impact of the pandemic; not only challenges but also opportunities to better the human condition in the world after Covid. They were also asked to share their advice regarding the wisdom people will need right now to make it through the crisis, and to create a better world thereafter.
In this talk, Igor discusses the results of interviews with 50+ experts from 10 different countries – a time-capsule of scientists’ perspectives on the world after Covid, classified by common themes across the interviews. Results are also available on his interactive web portal.
Igor Grossmann (@psywisdom) is a social-cognitive scientist exploring the interplay of sociocultural factors for wise reasoning and sound judgment. His work utilizes innovative methods at the intersection of big data analytics, psychophysiology, longitudinal surveys, and behavioural experiments.
Grossmann studied at the University of Freiburg and at the University of Michigan, where he received his Ph.D. in 2012. He is currently an Associate Professor of Psychology at the University of Waterloo, Canada. His work has been published in such outlets as Proceedings of the Royal Academy: B, Perspectives on Psychological Science, Psychological Science, PNAS, Journal of Experimental Psychology, Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, andEmotion. His contributions have been recognized through numerous awards (e.g., USERN Prize for Social Sciences, SAGE Young Scholar Award from Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Rising Star Award from the Association for Psychological Science, APA Dissertation Award). Grossmann is an Associate Editor of the journal Emotion, and co-hosts the “On Wisdom Podcast,” aiming to disseminate scientific insights from psychology, philosophy and cognitive sciences to the broad academic audience and the general public.