S3 EPISODE 24 - Intelligence vs. Wisdom & Resolving Conflict w/ Dr. Igor Grossman PhD

In Season 3, Episode 24 Dr. Bubbs interviews Dr. Igor Grossman, PhD who discusses his extensive research on wisdom and wise-reasoning. In this episode, Dr. Grossman starts by defining intelligence, wisdom and characteristics of wise-reasoning. He then highlights how social class may predict your ability to reason-wisely, how uncertain environments drive decision making, and how today’s social media world influences how we resolve conflicts with others. Grossman also shares how better wise-reasoning may impact performance in sport, strategies for cultivating more wise-reasoning, and the evolution of the research in this area.

Summary of This Episode

6:30 – Definition of intelligence

11:00 – Definition of wisdom

13:20 – Wise-reasoning characteristics

16:00 – Social class may predict ability to reason-wisely

22:00 – Uncertain environments and decision-making

26:00 -  Conflict with individual with higher standing

28:45 – Today’s social media world; greater self-reliance & greater narcissism

36:00 – Cultivating wisdom in sport

39:00 – Strategies for cultivating more wise-reasoning

43:00 – How wise-reasoning can impact health and performance

45:30 – Evolution of the research on wisdom

Research Papers

Brienza, J. P., Kung, F., Santos, H. C., Bobocel, D. R, & Grossmann, I. (2017). Wisdom, bias, and balance: Toward a process-sensitive measurement of wisdom-related cognition. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. doi: 10.1037/pspp0000171

Grossmann, I. (2017). Wisdom in context. Perspectives on Psychological Science, 12(2), 233–257.

Santos, H. C., Varnum, M. E. W., Grossmann, I. (2017). Global increases in individualism. Psychological Science. doi: 10.1177/0956797617700622 

About Dr. Igor Grossman PhD

Igor Grossmann is a behavioural scientist exploring the interplay of sociocultural factors for adaptive emotion regulation and wisdom in the face of daily stressors. His interdisciplinary work uses innovative methods, including big data analytics, psychophysiology, diary surveys, and behavioral experiments, to target complex social issues. Follow Igor on Twitter.