The work in the Wisdom and Culture Lab is guided by two broad themes:
- Demystifying wisdom: a “philosopher’s stone” in behavioral, cognitive and social sciences. Are there unique qualities distinguishing sound judgment beyond abstract intelligence and personality dimensions? Or is wisdom just a pipedream? To address this question, we aim to uncover misconceptions about wisdom and identify psychological processes that enable people to reason wisely.
- Modeling of cultural change: Social scientists have developed lofty theories about the origins and evolution of culture and the role of social and ecological processes for human nature. Most of these theories rely on anecdotes and cross-sectional observations. We aim to shift the paradigm by studying and model change in cultural and psychological processes.
Saturday, April 22, 2023
Check out 'How to think wise' article on BBC news!
Discover the ancient trick that could help you make wiser decisions - BBC Worklife article on illeism and Dr. Grossmann's Solomon's Paradox. Read in detail here!
Tuesday, March 7, 2023
Postdoctoral Fellow opportunity!
Check out our new Postdoctoral Fellow position with Dr. Igor Grossmann from the University of Waterloo and Philip Tetlock from the University of Pennsylvania!
** Remote work possible: rolling deadline until 5/1/2023 **
Monday, November 15, 2021