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    by Louisa McCune, Artdesk In 2015, philosopher Nancy Snow, PhD, was recruited from Marquette University to the University of Oklahoma to do one thing, one really big visionary thing—teach Oklahomans and Oklahoma students about the importance of a virtuous life as a means to human happiness. Under her...
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  • Special journal issue on wisdom research

    "How is it possible that knowledge and information have become so much more accessible to people in many parts of the world, but we do not seem to have become any wiser?" This is a foundational question Dr. Judith Glück , Professor in the Institute of Psychology at Alpen-Adria Universitat Klagenfurt...
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  • Describing certain foods in a foreign language reduces aversion

    by Carla Reiter, UChicago News Restaurateurs apparently know what they’re doing when they offer “escargot” on a menu rather than “snails.” New research shows that people are more willing to eat foods that they find disgusting if those foods are presented in a foreign language. That’s the conclusion of...
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  • Wisdom in theory, but maybe not in practice

    by Rakhee Jain, The Chicago Maroon - Oct 9, 2012 As part of the Chicago Wisdom Project, a team of University faculty is leading six distinct research efforts in order to answer these questions, attempting to bridge the age-old divide between theory and practice. With the support of a $5 million grant...
     Posted by: brendah
  • Update to Richard Trowbridge's Work

    Richard Trowbridge has been collecting and commenting on empirical studies of Wisdom for many years. In addition to his dissertation, he maintains the list on his website. For those digging into the subject, this is a wealth of information. His site, wisdomcenteredlife.org is a wealth of information...
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  • Wisdom across the ages and its modern day relevance (2017)

    Abstract: Wisdom is derived (in modern language terms) from the Old English words wis (“of a certainty, for certain”; “Wisdom,” 2015) and dóm (“statute, judgment, jurisdiction”; “Wisdom,” 2015); wisdom is, at its broadest, defined as the “Capacity of judging rightly in matters relating to life and conduct;...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: jlmatelski
  • Clinical Wisdom (2015)

    Abstract: A diversity of cultural, economic and social factors influence our professional work as psychotherapists, and hardly anything we do with our patients is not dependent upon society’s political and moral choices. Moreover, what can be regarded as wisdom is difficult to agree upon, more so for...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: jlmatelski
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