Montag, 04. April 2022, 17:00 - 19:00 iCal

Explanation and prediction of cultural change

Gastvortrag von Igor Grossmann (Universität Waterloo)

Hörsaal A (6. Stock)
Universitätsstrasse 7, 1010 Wien


How well do psychological scientists capture the dynamic nature of psychological and societal processes? How accurate are they at estimating cultural change? To address these questions, I will (A) review several key examples of societal changes in human psychology, (B) examine whether and how scientists make predictions about societal change at the onset of the COVID pandemic, and (C) will introduce a crowdsourcing framework – the Behavioral and Social Science forecasting Collaborate – to systematically evaluate accuracy of a host of domains at the heart of social psychology. Together, I hope we can discuss value of prediction (vs. post-hoc explanations) and ways to increase intuitions and reasoning about societal change in our field.


Prof. Robert Böhm


Samra Nazic
Fakultät für Psychologie
Sozial- und Wirtschaftspsychologie