Igor Grossmann

Igor Grossmann, Ph.D., is an associate professor of psychology at the University of Waterloo, Canada, where he leads the Wisdom and Culture Lab. As a behavioral/social scientist, Grossmann has been working on demystifying what makes up a “wise” judgment in the context of revolving societal and cultural changes. His chief work aims to uncover misconceptions about wisdom and societal change and identify cultural and psychological processes that enable people to think and act wisely. Grossmann’s work has been published in such outlets as Science Advances, Proceedings of the Royal Academy: Biological Science, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, Perspectives on Psychological Science, Psychological Science, Journal of Experimental Psychology, and Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. His contributions have been recognized through numerous awards (e.g., Joseph B. Gittler Award from the American Psychological Foundation, SAGE Young Scholar Award from Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Rising Star Award from the Association for Psychological Science). He has been an associate editor of Emotion, and currently is an associate editor of the flagship journal for social and personality psychology—Social Psychological and Personality Science—and cohosts the “On Wisdom Podcast,” aiming to disseminate scientific insights from cognitive and social sciences to the broad academic audience and the general public. Professor Grossmann holds a Ph.D. in psychology from the University of Michigan.