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  • The Crystallization of Contemporary Racial Prejudice across the Lifespan (2009)

    By P. J. Henry and David O Sears 'The conventional wisdom is that racial prejudice remains largely stable through adulthood. However, very little is known about the development of contemporary racial attitudes like symbolic racism. The growing crystallization of symbolic racism through the lifespan...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: A. J. Stasic
  • Measuring the Character Strength of Wisdom (2007)

    This study examined the psychosocial correlates and psychometric properties of the Self-Assessed Wisdom Scale (SAWS) (Webster, 2003 a). Seventy-three men and 98 women ranging in age from 17-92 years (Mean age = 42.77) completed an expanded, 40-item version of the SAWS, the Loyola Generativity Scale,...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: brendah
  • The wisdom of experience: Autobiographical narratives across adulthood (2005)

    This research uses an autobiographical approach to examine the relation of age to several aspects of wisdom. In Study 1, adolescents', young adults', and older adults' wisdom narratives were content-coded for the types of life situations mentioned and the forms that wisdom took. Types of...
    (My publication) Posted by: jglueck
  • Time, Story, and Wisdom: Emerging Themes in Narrative Gerontology (2004)

    Narrative approaches in the field of aging are receiving increasing attention by theorists and practitioners alike. This article draws on recent thinking in narrative gerontology to look at three aspects of aging on which a narrative perspective can shed further light. In relation to the temporal aspects...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: brendah
  • Words of wisdom: language use over the life span (2003)

    Abstract: Two projects explored the links between language use and aging. In the first project, written or spoken text samples from disclosure studies from over 3,000 research participants from 45 different studies representing 21 laboratories in 3 countries were analyzed to determine how people change...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: brendah
  • Empirical Assessment of a Three-Dimensional Wisdom Scale (2003)

    Although wisdom is thought to be a strong predictor for many attributes of aging well, the concept of wisdom still lacks a comprehensive, directly testable scale. Quantitative and qualitative interviews with a.sample of 180 older adults (age 52-plus) were conducted to develop a three-dimensional wisdom...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: brendah
  • Wisdom: A Culturally Inclusive Developmental Perspective (2002)

    This study examines cross-cultural age-related patterns of two modes of wisdom : the analytical (i.e., Knowledge Database, Abstract Reasoning), and the synthetic (i.e., Reflective Understanding, Emotional Empathy, and Emotional Regulation). A total of 68 American and 68 Japanese community-dwelling adults...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: brendah
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