- Psychological fundamentals of wise reasoning.
- The role of advice-giving and explanations for the development of wisdom.
- Wisdom and adversity.
- Downstream consequences of wise reasoning (e.g., prosociality, political depolarization).
- Role of cultural and social ecological factors for wisdom-related practices and reasoning.
Emotion and emotion regulation
- Stress detection and regulation via mobile devices.
- Attention to positive vs. negative information: Cultural differences in prevalence and downstream consequences (e.g., depression).
- Representation of emotional complexity: Interrelation between various forms of complexity in the face of stress and adversity.
- The role of culture for emotional complexity.
Social ecology and cultural change
- Rise of individualism in America: socio-cultural origins and psychological consequences.
- Impact of social inequality on psychology over time.
- Socio-cultural construction of human aging: stereotypes, roles, and mental health consequences.