Talks & Extras

The materials below feature the talks from the roundtable, morality and culture symposia, flash-talks, and empirical papers recommended in pre-summit survey.

Wisdom Roundtable

Morality Talks

Dr. Sendhil Mullainathan | Cultivating Wisdom

Culture Talks

Dr. Michael Harris Bond | Perceiving Another as Wise

Dr. Xindong Wei (speaker) & Dr. Fengyan Wang | Solomon is WEIRD

Flash Talks

Afternoon Session | 11:55am-12:40pm EDT

Anna Dorfman, Justin Brienza, Ramona Bobocel | Mind the Gap: Wisdom Attenuates a Male Bias Toward Gender Pay-Gap Denialism

Imke Harbig | What Dumbledore and Gandalf Have in Common: Wise Exemplars in Books, Films, and Video Games

Sabena Y. Jameel | Enacted Phronesis (Practical Wisdom) in Medical Practitioners

Elina Paananen, Eeva Kallio, Päivi Tynjälä | University Students’ Descriptions of Their Wise Solutions

Prarthana Saikia, Ankita Sharma | Wise Negotiation Through Exposure to Diversity and Perspective-Taking Capability

Abhishek Sharma, Ankita Sharma | Translational Relation of Wisdom and Transformational Leadership: Exploring Conceptualization and Predictions

Andreas Scherpf | Wisdom Resources as a Protection Against conspiracy Beliefs?

Yanbin Zheng, Guang-heng Dong, Harley Glassman, Chenli Huang, Ran Xuan, Chan S. Hu | Association of Resting-State Neural Activities with Wise Advising from a Second- or Third-Person Perspective: an fMRI Study

Evening Session | 7:30pm-8:15pm EDT

Svea Staby, Justin Brienza, Bernard McKenna, Ali Intezari | Symbolic Leadership Paying Wellbeing Dividends: An Assessment of Perceptions Regarding How Leaders Respond During Crises

Patricia D. Chilton, Cindy B. Woolverton, Elizabeth Glisky, Matthew Grilli, Matthias Mehl | Generativity in Informal Life Review: Discovering Life Lessons and Wisdom in Naturalistic Intergenerational Conversations

Izzy Gainsburg, Julia Lee Cunningham | Limited Compassion Mindsets Also Limit Moral Expansiveness: An Example of How Beliefs About Emotions can Influence Moral Outcomes

Juensung Kim | Most Wisdom Researchers are Interested in Sagehood, not Wisdom

Jordan D. Millhollin, Wei Wei Lee, Nic M. Weststrate, James N. Woodruff | Generating a Theory of Wisdom Development in Medicine

Melanie Munroe, Helen Wuisse Chan, Neeti Sharma, Michel Ferrari | Adaptive vs. Maladaptive Coping in the Face of Trauma

Zachary T. Swanson, Jill Shelton, Ruth Walker, Ralph Hood, Khushi Dhruv, Andrea Martinez | Intergenerational Dialogue and Wisdom Narratives

Alexander C. Walker, Martin Harry Turpin, Igor Grossmann, Jonathan A. Fugelsang, Michal Bialek | Better the Two Devils You Know, Than the One You Don’t: Predictability Influences Judgments of Moral Character

Recommended Empirical Readings

Culture and Morality

Chao, M. M., Takeuchi, R., & Farh, J. L. (2016). Enhancing Cultural Intelligence: The Roles of Implicit Culture Beliefs and Adjustment. Personnel Psychology, 70(1), 257–292.

Choi, E., Farb, N., Pogrebtsova, E., Gruman, J., & Grossmann, I. (2021). What do people mean when they talk about mindfulness? Clinical Psychology Review, 89, 102085.

Conroy, M., Malik, A. Y., Hale, C., Weir, C., Brockie, A., & Turner, C. (2021). Using practical wisdom to facilitate ethical decision-making: a major empirical study of phronesis in the decision narratives of doctors. BMC Medical Ethics, 22(1).

Dorfman, A., Moscovitch, D. A., Chopik, W. J., & Grossmann, I. (2021). None the wiser: Year-long longitudinal study on effects of adversity on wisdom. European Journal of Personality, 089020702110140.

Goodwin, G. P., Piazza, J., & Rozin, P. (2014). Moral character predominates in person perception and evaluation. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 106(1), 148–168.

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

Grossmann, I., Dorfman, A., Oakes, H., Santos, H. C., Vohs, K. D., & Scholer, A. A. (2021). Training for Wisdom: The Distanced-Self-Reflection Diary Method. Psychological Science, 32(3), 381–394.

Grossmann, I., Eibach, R. P., Koyama, J., & Sahi, Q. (2020). Folk standards of sound judgment: Rationality versus reasonableness. Science Advances, 6(2), eaaz0289.

Grossmann, I., Twardus, O., Varnum, M. E. W., Jayawickreme, E., & McLevey, J. (in press). Expert predictions of societal change: Insights from the World after COVID project. American Psychologist.

Grossmann, I., Weststrate, N. M., Ferrari, M., & Brienza, J. P. (2020). A Common Model Is Essential for a Cumulative Science of Wisdom. Psychological Inquiry, 31(2), 185–194.

Hu, C. S., Ji, J., Huang, J., Feng, Z., Xie, D., Li, M., Liang, Z., & Wei, Z. (2021). Wiser Reasoning and Less Disgust Have the Potential to Better Achieve Suicide Prevention. Crisis, 42(3), 202–209.

Janssen, E. M., Verkoeijen, P. P., Heijltjes, A. E., Mainhard, T., van Peppen, L. M., & van Gog, T. (2020). Psychometric properties of the Actively Open-minded Thinking scale. Thinking Skills and Creativity, 36, 100659.

Santos, H. C., Huynh, A. C., & Grossmann, I. (2017). Wisdom in a complex world: A situated account of wise reasoning and its development. Social and Personality Psychology Compass, 11(10), e12341.

Ståhl, T., Zaal, M. P., & Skitka, L. J. (2016). Moralized Rationality: Relying on Logic and Evidence in the Formation and Evaluation of Belief Can Be Seen as a Moral Issue. PLOS ONE, 11(11), e0166332.

Thomas, B., Coon, J., Westfall, H. A., & Lee, M. D. (2021). Model‐Based Wisdom of the Crowd for Sequential Decision‐Making Tasks. Cognitive Science, 45(7).

Thomas, M. L., Martin, A. S., Eyler, L., Lee, E. E., Macagno, E., Devereaux, M., Chiong, W., & Jeste, D. V. (2019). Individual differences in level of wisdom are associated with brain activation during a moral decision‐making task. Brain and Behavior, 9(6).

Vauclair, C. M., & Fischer, R. (2011). Do cultural values predict individuals’ moral attitudes? A cross-cultural multilevel approach. European Journal of Social Psychology, 41(5), 645–657.

Weststrate, N. M., Ferrari, M., & Ardelt, M. (2016). The Many Faces of Wisdom. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 42(5), 662–676.

Zachry, C. E., Phan, L. V., Blackie, L. E. R., & Jayawickreme, E. (2018). Situation-Based Contingencies Underlying Wisdom-Content Manifestations: Examining Intellectual Humility in Daily Life. The Journals of Gerontology: Series B, 73(8), 1404–1415.


Bardy, R., Arthur, R., & Helen, A. A. (2018). Combining indigenous wisdom and academic knowledge to build sustainable future: An example from rural Africa. Journal of African Studies and Development, 10(2), 8–18.

Baron, J. (2019). Actively open-minded thinking in politics. Cognition, 188, 8–18.

Brienza, J. P., Kung, F. Y. H., & Chao, M. M. (2021). Wise reasoning, intergroup positivity, and attitude polarization across contexts. Nature Communications, 12(1).

Fischer, R., Ferreira, M. C., van Meurs, N., Gok, K., Jiang, D. Y., Fontaine, J. R. J., Harb, C., Cieciuch, J., Achoui, M., Mendoza, M. S. D., Hassan, A., Achmadi, D., Mogaji, A. A., & Abubakar, A. (2017). Does organizational formalization facilitate voice and helping organizational citizenship behaviors? It depends on (national) uncertainty norms. Journal of International Business Studies, 50(1), 125–134.

Kahan, D. M., Landrum, A., Carpenter, K., Helft, L., & Hall Jamieson, K. (2017). Science Curiosity and Political Information Processing. Political Psychology, 38, 179–199.

Kahan, D. M., Peters, E., Dawson, E. C., & Slovic, P. (2013). Motivated Numeracy and Enlightened Self-Government. SSRN Electronic Journal. Published.

Kim, J. J., Munroe, M., Feng, Z., Morris, S., Al-Refae, M., Antonacci, R., & Ferrari, M. (2021). Personal Growth and Well-Being in the Time of COVID: An Exploratory Mixed-Methods Analysis. Frontiers in Psychology, 12.

Saleh Al-Omoush, K., Orero-Blat, M., & Ribeiro-Soriano, D. (2021). The role of sense of community in harnessing the wisdom of crowds and creating collaborative knowledge during the COVID-19 pandemic. Journal of Business Research, 132, 765–774.

Santos, H. C., & Grossmann, I. (2020). Cross-Temporal Exploration of the Relationship Between Wisdom-Related Cognitive Broadening and Subjective Well-Being: Evidence From a Cross-Validated National Longitudinal Study. Social Psychological and Personality Science, 12(4), 506–516.

Streib, H., Chen, Z. J., & Hood, R. W. (2021). Faith development as change in religious types: Results from three-wave longitudinal data with faith development interviews. Psychology of Religion and Spirituality. Published.

Taber, C. S., & Lodge, M. (2006). Motivated Skepticism in the Evaluation of Political Beliefs. American Journal of Political Science, 50(3), 755–769.