Core Project III: Epistemic Humility, Perspetive, and Wise Action
This project investigates the role of epistemic humility in individual actions that involve practical wisdom and in interpersonal actions that require perspective taking. Problem solving through negotiation requires a deep understanding of the other’s goals and motivations, so realizing the limits of one’s knowledge could prompt one to more thoroughly seek more information, take perspective, and avoid the arrogant assumption that one knows enough. Dr. Boaz Keysar is Lead Investigator of Epistemic Humility, Perspective, and Wise Action. He evaluates individuals’ tendency to exhibit “practical wisdom” as described by Schwartz & Sharpe(2011). He aims to develop and validate several ways to manipulate epistemic humility.