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NEWS
  • Is the U.S. Education System Producing a Society of “Smart Fools”?

    by Claudia Wallis, Scientific American At last weekend’s annual meeting of the Association for Psychological Science (APS) in Boston, Cornell University psychologist Robert Sternberg sounded an alarm about the influence of standardized tests on American society. Sternberg, who has studied intelligence...
     Posted by: jlmatelski
  • Robert J. Sternberg weighs in on 'What Universities Can Be'

    By H. Roger Segelken, Cornell Chronicle Robert J. Sternberg, professor of human development – with a research program in intelligence, creativity, wisdom, thinking styles, leadership and ethics in Cornell’s College of Human Ecology – talked about his book, “What Universities Can Be: A New Model for Preparing...
     Posted by: jlmatelski
  • The Older-and-Wiser Hypothesis

    The Older-and-Wiser Hypothesis The New York Times By STEPHEN S. HALL Published: May 6, 2007 In 1950, the psychoanalyst Erik H. Erikson, in a famous treatise on the phases of life development, identified wisdom as a likely, but not inevitable, byproduct of growing older. Wisdom arose, he suggested, during...
     Posted by: brendah
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PUBLICATIONS
  • What’s Wrong and How to Fix it: Balance of Abilities Matters More than Levels (2016)

    Excerpt : Dinosaurs were, in a sense, the dominant species on the Earth for 135 million years. Home sapiens have about 200,000 years behind their belt, perhaps 100,000 years as some kind of dominant species. Cockroaches go back at least 320 million years and bacterial forms have been identified that...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: jlmatelski
  • What Universities Can Be: A New Model for Preparing Students for Active Concerned Citizenship and Ethical Leadership (2016)

    Summary: In What Universities Can Be , the high-profile educator Robert J. Sternberg writes thoughtfully about the direction of higher education in this country and its potential to achieve future excellence. Sternberg presents, for the first time, his concept of the ACCEL model, in which institutions...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: jlmatelski
  • Wisdom, Intelligence, and Creativity Synthesized (2007)

    For thirty years, Robert J. Sternberg has been among the most vocal critics of narrow conceptions of intelligence. In Wisdom, Intelligence, and Creativity Synthesized Sternberg critically reviews and summarizes the best research available on human intelligence. He argues that any serious understanding...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: Anonymous
  • A Systems Model of Leadership: WICS (2007)

    This article reviews a systems model of leadership. According to the model, effective leadership is a synthesis of wisdom, creativity, and intelligence (WICS). It is in large part a decision about how to marshal and deploy these resources. One needs creativity to generate ideas, academic (analytical...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: brendah
  • WICS: A Model of Positive Educational Leadership Comprising Wisdom, Intelligence, and Creativity Synthesized (2005)

    Who are the people who become positive educational leaders? This essay presents WICS as a model of positive educational leadership. WICS stands for wisdom , intelligence, creativity, synthesized. Each of these elements is asserted to constitute one of the elements of educational leadership. Regrettably...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: brendah
  • A Handbook of Wisdom: Psychological Perspectives (2005)

    At a time when poor choices are being made by notably intelligent and powerful individuals, this book analyzes a form of reasoning and decision-making that is not only productive and prudent, but serves as well a beneficial purpose for society. A Handbook of Wisdom includes contributions from some of...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: Anonymous
  • Why Smart People Can Be So Foolish (2004)

    Not only stupid people act foolishly: Smart people can act foolishly by virtue of their thinking they are too smart to do so. Such people tend to act foolishly through the commission of one or more of five cognitive fallacies: (1) unrealistic optimism, whereby they believe that they are so smart that...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: brendah
  • Why Schools Should Teach for Wisdom: The Balance Theory of Wisdom in Educational Settings (2001)

    This article describes a balance theory of wisdom and applies the theory to the context of schooling. First, the article discusses why intelligence-related skills are an important, but not a sufficient, basis for education. Second, the article briefly reviews alternative theories of wisdom . Third, the...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: brendah
  • Wisdom: Its Nature, Origins, and Development (1990)

    This authoritative volume represents the only complete collection of psychological views on wisdom currently available. Considered an elusive psychological construct until recently, wisdom is currently attracting interest as an independent field. The acclaimed psychologist Robert Sternberg perceived...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: brendah
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DISCUSSIONS
  • Can Hitler be wise?

    Following a recent Wisdom Research Forum (July 14, 2016), hosted by the Center for Practical Wisdom, participants reflected upon some of the discussions of the meeting. One topic emerged around the idea of whether or not people such as Hitler or Stalin could be associated with wisdom in the sense that...
     Posted by: jlmatelski
  • Can we recognize the wise by the greater good they create?

    Recognizing the Wise in Contemporary Acts of the Greater Good Inspired by a desire to win back public confidence and trust, values that were lost in a mudslide of financial scandals, swindles, and corporate greed, students from the 2009 graduating class of Harvard Business School wrote the MBA Oath....
     Posted by: wattawa
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