Project Leadership

Howard C. Nusbaum, Principal Investigator
Professor of Psychology, University of Chicago

Howard C. Nusbaum is the Principal Investigator of the Wisdom Research project at the University of Chicago, Lead Investigator of Project V: Developing Insight and Wisdom, and Co-Lead Investigator with Berthold Hoeckner on Project VI: Somatic and Mental Training for Wisdom.

Jean Decety, Co-Investigator
Irving B. Harris Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry, University of Chicago

Jean Decety is Lead Investigator of Project I: Medical Wisdom, Expertise, and Empathy.

W. Clark Gilpin, Co-Investigator
Margaret E. Burton Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus of the History of Christianity and Theology in the Divinity School, University of Chicago

With Anne Henly, Clark Gilpin is Co-Lead Investigator on Project IV: Linguistic Reflection in Wisdom.

Anne Henly, Co-Investigator
Senior Lecturer in Psychology and the College, and Director of the Undergraduate Research Initiative in Psychology Social Science Collegiate Division, University of Chicago

With W. Clark Gilpin, Anne Henly is Co-Lead Investigator of Project IV: Linguistic Reflection in Wisdom.

Berthold Hoeckner, Co-Investigator
Associate Professor of Music and the Humanities in the College, University of Chicago

With Howard Nusbaum, Berthold Hoeckner is Co-Lead Investigator of Project VI: Somatic and Mental Training for Wisdom.

Ali Hortaçsu, Co-Investigator
Professor of Economics and the College, University of Chicago

With John List, Ali Hortaçsu is Co-Lead Investigator of Project II: Financial Expertise and Economic Wisdom.

Boaz Keysar, Co-Investigator
Professor of Psychology and the College, University of Chicago

Boaz Keysar is Lead Investigator of Project III: Linguistic Expertise and Social Wisdom.

John List, Co-Investigator
Homer J. Livingston Professor in Economics and the College;
Chairman of the Department of Economics, University of Chicago

With Ali Hortacsu, John List is Co-Lead Investigator of Project II: Financial Expertise and Economic Wisdom.


Collaborations

Albert Costa Martínez, Collaborator
ICREA Research Professor in Social & Behavioural Sciences, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain

Albert Costa is lead investigator of “Evaluating the impact of foreign language on responsibility and punishment in legal contexts”.

Jean K. Gordon, Collaborator
Associate Professor, Communication Sciences and Disorders, University of Iowa

Jean Gordon is lead investigator of “Wisdom in words: The role of metaphor”.

Ilan Yaniv, Collaborator
Professor of Psychology and member of the Center for the Study of Rationality, Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Ilan Yaniv is lead investigator of “Using the wisdom of others: Advice giving and taking under conditions of conflict of interest”.

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