Welcome!

lab members

The work in the Wisdom and Culture Lab is guided by two broad themes:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.

Learn more about Igor Grossmann's profile here or click on CV.

 

 

 

News

Monday, November 15, 2021

Mindfulness article in the news!

The National Post recently featured an article on hate, stress and mindfulness, based on the publication in Clinical Psychology Review, "What do people mean when they talk about mindfulness?"

Check out the news article here and the original journal article here!

The 2021 International Wisdom Summit live event is available to re-watch on Youtube! 

Part 1 includes the roundtable, pannel discussion of morality keynotes, and session 1 flashtalks.

Part 2 includes session 2 flashtalks, pannel discussion of culture keynotes, flashtalk awards and future initiatives to look out for.

See video descriptions for time stamps and speaker information.