Igor Grossmann is a world traveler: Born in the Soviet Union, he lived in Ukraine, Germany, and the US. Upon obtaining a PhD from the University of Michigan, he joined the faculty in Psychology at the University of Waterloo, Canada. His main research goal is to understand the processes that enable individuals to think and act "wisely," for instance by using cognitive strategies that facilitate integrative thinking, resolution of social conflicts, and a balanced regulation of emotions. Grossmann’s work was published in top journals, including the PNAS, Perspectives on Psychological Science, Psychological Science, Journal of Personality and Social Psychology or Journal of Experimental Psychology. His research has been recognized through a Dissertation Award from the American Psychological Association (Division 20), the Otto Klineberg Intercultural and International Relations Award from The Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues, and the Rising Star designation from the Association for Psychological Science. He is an Associate Editor for Emotion and Frontiers in Psychology, as well as on the editorial boards of the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology.