Hansky completed his PhD in Psychology from the University of Waterloo in 2018. He investigates how people can make wiser decisions in a variety of domains: healthcare, interpersonal and inter-group conflicts, and challenging situations in life. He also studies the nature and origins of cultural change, and analyzes large, international data sets to understand shifts in the ways people think and interact with each other. His other research interests include emotional complexity, successful aging, meaning-making processes, and conflict resolution. He is currently a postdoctoral fellow with Christopher Chabris and Michelle Meyer at Geisinger Health System, where he investigates how doctors and patients think about risk and make decisions.
Alex is a graduate of the Social Psychology program at the University of Waterloo. He obtained his PhD from the University of Waterloo in the fall of 2018. In 2011, he obtained his B.S. in Psychology and B.A. in Cognitive Science from the University of California, San Diego. Alex's research centers on cross-cultural psychology and understanding the effects of ethnic diversity on cultural change. Currently, he is a postdoctoral researcher with Dr. Colin MacLeod at the University of Waterloo and a Lecturer at Renison University College.
Franki completed his BA in Psychology from the Chinese University of Hong Kong, his Master's degree in industrial/organizational psychology from the University of Waterloo, and his PhD in the special program in social and industrial/organizational psychology. After graduating, Franki received a job as an Assistant Professor a Purdue University.
Justin studied at the University of Toronto, where he received his H.BSc in cognitive science and psychology. He received his Master's and PhD in Industrial and Organizational Psychology from the University of Waterloo. His work with Igor has focused on wisdom in conflict and wise leadership. He is currently pursuing research on a variety of other topics within management and organizational psychology. Some of these include individual and collective morality, mindfulness, deviance within organizations/ business, justice and fairness, conformity, and age. He is currently a lecturer at the Lazaridis School of Business and Economics, Wilfrid Laurier University.
Crystal received her PhD in Social Psychology at the University of Waterloo, and her Bachelors of Science degree in Psychology and Biology from the University of Toronto. Crystal's primary research interest is in applying social psychological theory to inform evidence-based interventions to solve social and educational issues. Crystal is currently an instructor and Academic Skills Specialist at the University of Illinois at Chicago.
Qaisar is a PhD scholar at Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto Institute of Science and Technology (SZABIST), Islamabad, Pakistan. He was a Research Fellow in Wisdom and Culture Lab sponsored by Higher Education Commission of Pakistan, as part of International Research Support Initiative Program. His current research interests include the effect of individual and situational factors on negative work outcomes. He is passionate about exploring and experiencing differences in the various cultures.