The lab focuses on factors that enable people to think and act wisely situating them in a larger cultural context: How can individuals and groups adaptively resolve social conflicts? What factors foster wise reasoning and adaptive emotion regulation over the life-span?

Current projects focus on wisdom and prosociality in the face of intergroup and interpersonal conflicts; emotional complexity across cultures; culture and religion; antecedents of cultural change; and perception and consequences of human aging.

Learn more about the current projects under Research.


  1. Nov. 30, 2016BBC Radio 4: All in the Mind show features work on wisdom


  2. June 15, 2016Evidence-based wisdom profile

    Wisdom & Culture Lab's work profiled at evidence-based wisdom

  3. Apr. 23, 2016Vanier Scholarship for Harrison Oakes

    Harrison Oakes received the prestigious Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship! Congratulations, Harrison!!!

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