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NEWS
  • The Wisdom of Collaboration

    by Mark Moring, Orbiter Don’t tell science and religion they shouldn’t be meeting like this. At least, don’t tell Agustín Fuentes and Celia Deane-Drummond, an anthropologist and theologian, respectively, at the University of Notre Dame. Because they’ll just brush that notion aside and forge ahead with...
     Posted by: jlmatelski
  • Center for Practical Wisdom Research Forum: Nic M. Weststrate 2017

    'It was the best worst day of my life: Life experiences that foster wisdom' The following is a recorded presentation by Nic M. Weststrate from the Wisdom & Identity Lab, University of Toronto at the University of Chicago Center for Practical Wisdom Research Forum in August 2017. Click here...
     Posted by: jlmatelski
  • Why wealthy people may be less successful in love

    by Nicole Spector, NBC News A study found rich people are less likely than poorer people to exhibit flexibility and empathy in relationships. Money trouble is commonly cited as one of the major reasons people break up; a study by LearnVest found that nearly on in four (24 percent) of Americans have split...
     Posted by: jlmatelski
  • Conversations on Wisdom: Podcast with Jon Kabat-Zinn

    by Jean Matelski Boulware Click here to listen to the podcast and listen to other Center for Practical Wisdom Podcasts on our Soundcloud page ! As the founder of the Stress Reduction Clinic and the Center for mindfulness in Medicine at the University of Massachusetts Medical school, Jon Kabat-Zinn's...
     Posted by: jlmatelski
  • Leaders Seeking Wisdom Need An Ethical Dimension

    by Roger Trapp, Forbes Many people would perhaps not be surprised to learn that nearly three-quarters of business leaders had felt the need to take a professional decision that was at odds with their own ethical principles because of business pressures. What is more surprising is that fewer than half...
     Posted by: jlmatelski
  • Center for Practical Wisdom Research Forum: Masami Takahashi 2017 (video)

    Wise but unhappy? The complicated relationship between wisdom and happiness The following is a recorded presentation of Masami Takahashi, Professor in the Department of Psychology from Northeastern Illinois University at the University of Chicago Center for Practical Wisdom Research Forum in August 2017...
     Posted by: jlmatelski
  • Center for Practical Wisdom Research Forum: Igor Grossmann 2017 (video)

    Wisdom, Balance and Bias: Towards a process sensitive measurement of wisdom-related qualities The following is a recorded presentation of Igor Grossmann, Associate Professor of Psychology and Director of the Wisdom and Culture Laboratory from the University of Waterloo, Cananda at the University of Chicago...
     Posted by: jlmatelski
  • EBW Wisdom Profile Series: Ursula M. Staudinger

    On Wisdom, Personality Adjustment and Growth Ursula M. Staudinger is Founding Director of The Columbia Aging Centre and a lifespan psychologist. As well as having developed the much-celebrated Berlin Wisdom Paradigm with Paul Baltes in the 1980s, she has more recently developed the Bremen Measure of...
     Posted by: jlmatelski
  • Living in the Eternal Now, Wisdom Comes With Age

    by Paul Ebeling, Live Trading News Successful older people’s ability to live long, and be success at the things they poured their lives into during the years, came from their complete lack of desire to conform to anyone else’s needs or demands. Notably: When we are young, there is a lot of peer pressure...
     Posted by: jlmatelski
  • All-round education: What makes someone educated?

    by Pushpa Priya, The Himalayan Times Education is a balance of knowledge and wisdom. One ought to be mindful that knowledge without wisdom is more or less like a driver without control, which could lead to disaster. Firstly we should try to define education. Whom do we really address as the educated...
     Posted by: jlmatelski
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PUBLICATIONS
  • The Cambridge Handbook of Wisdom (2019)

    Summary: This is a comprehensive review of the psychological literature on wisdom by leading experts in the field. It covers the philosophical and sociocultural foundations of wisdom, and showcases the measurement and teaching of wisdom. The connection of wisdom to intelligence and personality is explained...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: jlmatelski
  • Building Resilience & Wisdom in Clinical and Translational Researchers: A Mixed-Method Study of a Pilot Curricular Intervention (2019)

    Abstract: OBJECTIVES/SPECIFIC AIMS: The clinical and translational research workforce is in jeopardy due to investigator attrition and competing demands upon researchers. Resilience and wisdom are measurable traits that can be acquired. The aim of this study was to examine a pilot curricular intervention...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: jlmatelski
  • Wisdom as the Mediator in the Relationships Between Meaning in Life and Attitude Toward Death (2019)

    Abstract: The goal of the presented research was to investigate if wisdom plays a mediating role in the relationships between meaning in life and the attitude toward death in the period of middle and late adulthood. A study was carried out that included 567 persons aged 40 to 75 years. Three measures...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: jlmatelski
  • Suffering and the Intelligence of Love in The Teaching Life: In Light and In Darkness (2019)

    This book shares insights drawn from the diverse voices of public school teachers, community outreach education workers, professors, writers, poets, artists, and musicians on suffering in school and the classroom. Teachers speak about their own encounters with and perceptions from suffering using critical...
    (My publication) Posted by: sdsteel
  • "Chapter 2: Suffering and the Contemplative Gaze in Teaching" (2019)

    In this chapter, Steel reflects upon his experiences first as a young boy, and then later as a high school teacher in order to understand the nature of suffering in the teaching profession. Beginning with a discussion concerning the meaning of contemplation or theoria, Steel’s inquiry next takes up the...
    (My publication) Posted by: sdsteel
  • "Chapter 11: A Teacher's Night Song" (2019)

    In this chapter, Steel explores the “Night Song” from Friedrich Nietzsche’s Thus Spake Zarathustra for the insights it offers readers concerning the spiritual yearnings that constitute the contemplative foundations of the teaching life. Particular attention is given to Nietzsche’s purposeful inversions...
    (My publication) Posted by: sdsteel
  • "Introduction -- In Light and In Darkness" (2019)

    In this chapter, the editors provide an overview to readers about the general scope and intent of this compilation. They explain the meaning behind its title, as well as why investigations of “suffering in teaching” are remarkably rare and often discouraged in the field of teaching. Editors Steel and...
    (My publication) Posted by: sdsteel
  • Indigenous Sustainable Wisdom:First-Nation Know-How for Global Flourishing (2019)

    Summary: Indigenous Sustainable Wisdom: First Nation Know-how for Global Flourishing's contributors describe ways of being in the world that reflect a worldview that guided humanity for 99% of human history: They describe the practical traditional wisdom that stems from Nature-based relational cultures...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: jlmatelski
  • Siddhartha's Existential Crisis/Buddha's Resolution (2019)

    So, let us see through this story, Siddhartha as a person, like so many before and after him, who earnestly struggled to resolve some basic existential questions about life; our existence on this planet and the conditions that we are not only subject to, but we create ourselves. This earnest young man...
    (My publication) Posted by: Rodger R Ricketts, Psy.D.
  • Siddhartha's Existential Crisis and Buddha's Later Resolution (2019)

    So, let us see through this story, Siddhartha as a person, like so many before and after him, who earnestly struggled to resolve some basic existential questions about life; our existence on this planet and the conditions that we are not only subject to, but we create ourselves. This earnest young man...
    (My publication) Posted by: Rodger R Ricketts, Psy.D.
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DISCUSSIONS
  • Conversations on Wisdom: Barry Schwartz

    By Jean Matelski Boulware As a professor of psychology at Swarthmore College for 45 years, Barry Schwartz, PhD has focused his work on decision making, wisdom, and work satisfaction. His interests lie in the intersection between economics, morality and psychology. As one of the most notable public scholars...
     Posted by: jlmatelski
  • How Might Culture Influence Wisdom?

    By Masami Takahashi Masami Takahashi, PhD is a Professor of Psychology and Gerontology at Northeastern Illinois University. His latest research interests include: late adulthood and psychological strengths (e.g., wisdom, spirituality, religiosity); potential factors of longevity in the Blue Zones (geographic...
     Posted by: jlmatelski
  • Conversations on Wisdom: Richard J. Davidson

    By Jean Matelski Boulware Richard J. Davidson, PhD, is a renowned neuroscientist and one of the world’s leading experts on the impact of contemplative practices, such as meditation, on the brain. He is the founder of the Center for Healthy Minds at the Waisman Center, University of Wisconsin-Madison...
     Posted by: jlmatelski
  • Conversations on Wisdom: Theodore Richards

    By Jean Matelski Boulware Theodore Richards is the founder and director of the Chicago Wisdom Project. The mission of the Chicago Wisdom Project is to re-imagine education through holistic programming that transforms individual, community, and world through creative expression. He is the author of Handprints...
     Posted by: jlmatelski
  • Wisdom in Understanding the Language of Law

    By Howard C. Nusbaum When I taught an undergraduate class on wisdom research at the University of Chicago a couple of years ago, students often conceptualized wisdom in terms of wise advice. This is generally a common idea about wisdom. Rather than thinking of wisdom in Aristotelian terms of wise action...
     Posted by: brendah
  • Rosewood Report, Part 8: Concluding Thoughts

    By Valerie Tiberius At end the of July, 2010, a small group of philosophers and psychologists met at the Rosewood Inn in Hastings, Minnesota to talk about wisdom. This series of blog posts highlights key questions that emerged from that discussion. Please join our conversation by commenting on this discussion...
     Posted by: Anna Gomberg
  • The Rosewood Report: Questions about Wisdom, Part 1

    By Valerie Tiberius At end the of July, 2010, a small group of philosophers and psychologists met at the Rosewood Inn in Hastings, Minnesota to talk about wisdom. The workshop included five sessions. The first four sessions were organized around presentations by a philosopher and a psychologist on the...
     Posted by: Anna Gomberg
  • What is wise counsel? Part III

    by Keith Whitaker, Defining Wisdom Grantee Wise Counsel Research— www.wisecounselresearch.org To continue our discussion of wisdom and wise counsel in the context of comedy, on June 1 our reading group discussed Kingsley Amis’ Lucky Jim . We began with the question, “What is Jim’s luck?” and with the...
     Posted by: wattawa
  • What is wise counsel? Part II.

    by Keith Whitaker, Defining Wisdom Grantee Wise Counsel Research— www.wisecounselresearch.org After our recent conversation about the Fool in King Lear , our reading group decided to pursue wisdom in a comic context, with the character of Jeeves—the seemingly omniscient “gentleman’s gentleman”—in the...
     Posted by: wattawa
  • How are happiness and wisdom related?

    “Defining Wisdom” is an interdisciplinary research program within the Arete Initiative at The University of Chicago. Twenty groups of researchers from a wide range of disciplines have been awarded two-year grants under the program to investigate the nature and benefits of wisdom. As a group, we have...
     Posted by: wattawa
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