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Igor Grossmann

  • PhD
  • Associate Professor
  • University of Waterloo
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Dr. Grossmann's main research goal is to understand the complex processes that enable individuals to think and act "wisely," for instance by using cognitive strategies that facilitate the resolution of social conflicts, or by adaptively regulating emotions that undermine their goals and compromise their health. He has also conducted substantive research on socio-ecological processes impacting cultural change. His work was published in such journals as the PNAS, Psychological Science, Journal of Experimental Psychology, and Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. His research has been recognized by the APA (Div. 20) Dissertation Award, the President's New Researcher Award from the Canadian Psychological Association, the Otto Klineberg Intercultural and International Relations Award from the SPSSI, and three awards from the Association for Psychological Science (APS), including the APS Rising Star designation for 2015.



Associate Editor

2017 - Present

Frontiers in Psychology

Associate Editor

2016 - Present

Recent publications

  • Dialecticism across the Lifespan

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  • A route to well-being: Intelligence versus wise reasoning.

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    • Na J
    • Varnum M
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Professional experience

Associate Professor

University of Waterloo

February 2012 - Present



University of Michigan

May 2009 - January 2012(3 years)


University of Michigan

September 2006 - April 2009(3 years)


Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg - Albert Ludwig University

September 2002 - August 2005(3 years)

Co-authors (74)