For the past decade, I’ve been researching two fascinating topics. The first is understanding what makes up wisdom, beyond intelligence and personality dimensions. The second is exploring how cultures shape cognition, emotion, values, and practices, and the socio-ecological forces behind cultural and psychological change. It’s been an exciting journey, and I’m eager to continue learning more.
World After Covid
How do we navigate the changes ahead? Since June 2020, I have interviewed world leaders in behavioral & social sciences about their forecasts and advice for the world, creating a time-capsule of hopes and worries about the post-Covid future.
Many people have ideas about wisdom, but is it anything more than a pipedream? How can we identify and train wisdom, while avoiding misconceptions about it?
One key cultural universal is that cultures and societies constantly change. How can we quantify societal change in psychological and cultural dimensions? Which dimensions change faster and why?