Igor Grossmann is a behavioral scientist exploring the interplay of sociocultural factors for wisdom in the face of daily stressors. His interdisciplinary work uses innovative methods, including big data analytics, psychophysiology, diary surveys, and behavioral experiments. Igor Grossmann studied at the University of Freiburg, Germany, and at the University of Michigan, where he received his Ph.D. in Social Psychology in 2012. He is currently an Associate Professor of Psychology at the University of Waterloo. His work has been published in Proceedings of the Royal Academy: Biological Sciences, Perspectives on Psychological Science, Psychological Science, PNAS, Journal of Experimental Psychology: General and Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. It has been recognized through some awards (e.g., Rising Star Award from the Association for Psychological Science, APA Dissertation Award, Outstanding Alumni Award from the International Max Plank Research School on the Life Course), and funded through SSHRC, Ontario Ministry of Science and Innovation, and foundational grants ($775,050 since 2012).
- Aggression, Conflict, Peace
- Attitudes and Beliefs
- Culture and Ethnicity
- Emotion, Mood, Affect
- Ethics and Morality
- Intergroup Relations
- Interpersonal Processes
- Judgment and Decision Making
- Neuroscience, Psychophysiology
- Personality, Individual Differences
- Political Psychology
- Research Methods, Assessment
Research Group or Laboratory:
- Grossmann, I., Ellsworth, P. C., & Hong, Y.-y. (2012). Culture, attention, and emotion. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 141(1), 31-36.
- Grossmann, I., Karasawa, M., Izumi, S., Na, J., Varnum, M. E. W., Kitayama, S., & Nisbett, R. E. (2012). Aging and wisdom: Culture matters. Psychological Science, 23(10), 1059-1066. doi: 10.1177/0956797612446025
- Grossmann, I., Karasawa, M., Kan, C. & Kitayama, S. (2014). A cultural perspective on emotional experiences across the lifespan. Emotion, 14(4), 679-692. doi: 10.1037/a0036041
- Grossmann, I. & Kross, E. (2014). Exploring “Solomon’s paradox”: Self-distancing eliminates the self-other asymmetry in wise reasoning about close relations in younger and older adults. Psychological Science, 25(8), 1571-1580.
- Grossmann, I., & Kross, E. (2010). The impact of culture on adaptive vs. maladaptive self-reflection. Psychological Science, 21(8), 1150-1157.
- Grossmann, I., Na, J., Varnum, M. E. W., Kitayama, S., & Nisbett, R. E. (2013). A Route to Well-being: Intelligence vs. Wise Reasoning. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 142(3), 944-953. doi: 10.1037/a0029560
- Grossmann, I., Na, J., Varnum, M. E. W., Park, D. C., Kitayama, S., & Nisbett, R. E. (2010). Reasoning about social conflicts improves into old age. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 107(16), 7246-7250.
- Grossmann, I., & Varnum, M. E. W. (2011). Social class, culture, and cognition. Social Psychological and Personality Science, 2(1), 81-89.
- Kimel, S. Y., Grossmann, I., & Kitayama, S. (2012). When gift-giving produces dissonance: Effects of subliminal affiliation priming on choices for one's self versus close others. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 48(5), 1221-1224.
- Kross, E., & Grossmann, I. (2012). Boosting wisdom: Distance from the self enhances wise reasoning, attitudes, and behavior. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 141(1), 43-48.
- Na, J., Grossmann, I., Varnum, M. E. W., Gonzalez, R., Kitayama, S., & Nisbett, R. E. (2010). Cultural differences are not always reducible to individual differences. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 107(14), 6192-6197.
- Ross, M., Grossmann, I. & Schryer, E. (2014). Contrary to Psychological and Popular Opinion, There is No Compelling Evidence that Older Adults are Disproportionately Victimized by Consumer Fraud. Perspectives on Psychological Science, 9(4), 427-442.
- Varnum, M. E. W., Grossmann, I., Katunar, D., Nisbett, R. E., & Kitayama, S. (2008). Holism in a European cultural context: Differences in cognitive style between Central and East Europeans and Westerners. Journal of Cognition and Culture, 8, 321-333.
- Varnum, M. E. W., Grossmann, I., Kitayama, S., & Nisbett, R. E. (2010). The origin of cultural differences in cognition: The social orientation hypothesis. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 19(1), 9-13.
- Cultural Psychology
- Introduction to Social Psychology
- Research Methods in Social Psychology
Department of Psychology
University of Waterloo
200 University Avenue West
Waterloo, Ontario N2L 3G1
- Phone: (519) 888-4567, extension 31793
- Fax: (519) 746-8631
- Skype Name: igorjok7