Igor Grossmann

Associate Professor

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Biography

Igor Grossmann is a world traveller. Born during the downfall of the Soviet Union on a day of October revolution, and growing up in Ukraine and Germany, ever since childhood he has been wondering about how people make sense of complex social challenges. His work explores the interplay of sociocultural factors for wisdom in the face of daily stressors using a wide range of methods, including big data analytics, psychophysiology, diary surveys, and behavioural experiments. Grossmann is an Associate Editor of the journal Emotion, an incoming Associate Editor in Social Psychological and Personality Science, and co-hosts the “On Wisdom Podcast.”

Research interests

Igor Grossmann is a social-cognitive scientist exploring the interplay of sociocultural factors for wise reasoning and sound judgment. His work has been published in such outlets as Proceedings of the Royal Academy: BPerspectives on Psychological Science, Psychological Science, PNAS, Journal of Experimental Psychology, and Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. His contributions have been recognized through numerous awards. Grossmann is an Associate Editor of the journal Emotion, an incoming Associate Editor in Social Psychological and Personality Science, 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.

Selected publications

  • Brienza, J. P., Kung, F., Santos, H. C., Bobocel, D. R, & Grossmann, I. (2017). Wisdom, bias, and balance: Toward a process-sensitive measurement of wisdom-related cognition. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. doi: 10.1037/pspp0000171
  • Grossmann, I., Eibach, R. P., Koyama, J., & Sahi, Q. (2019). A dual folk standard framework for sound judgment: Rationality vs. Reasonableness. Science Advances. doi: 10.1126/sciadv.aaz0289
  • Grossmann, I., Oakes, H. & Santos, H. C. (2019). Wise reasoning benefits from emodiversity, irrespective of emotional intensity. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 148(5), 805-823. doi: 10.1037/xge0000543
  • Grossmann, I. (2017). Wisdom in context. Perspectives on Psychological Science, 12(2), 233–257.
  • Varnum, M. E. W. & Grossmann, I. (2017). Cultural change: The how and the why. Perspectives on Psychological Science. doi: 10.1177/1745691617699971
Affiliation: 
University of Waterloo

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