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NEWS
  • Wisdom Research Forum 2017: Kathryn Schertz (video)

    A thought in the park: The influence of naturalness and low level visual features on expressed thought The following is a recorded presentation of Kathryn Schertz, Doctoral Student in the Environmental Neuroscience Lab from the University of Chicago at the University of Chicago Center for Practical Wisdom...
     Posted by: jlmatelski
  • The meaning of wisdom

    by David Brennan, Mediatel Newsline BE Insight's David Brennan shares his guide to creating wisdom out of intelligence I really enjoyed writing my last opinion piece, exploring the role of insight in an AI-dominated world. I also enjoyed the debate it sparked. So, having explored some of the philosophical...
     Posted by: jlmatelski
  • Conversations on Wisdom: Podcast with Krista Tippett

    Click here to listen to the Conversation on Wisdom podcast with Krista Tippett! Krista Tippett is a Peabody Award-winning broadcaster and New York Times best-selling author. In 2014, she received the National Humanities Medal from President Obama for “thoughtfully delving into the mysteries of human...
     Posted by: jlmatelski
  • Conversations on Wisdom: UnCut Interview with john a. powell

    Watch this video and other Conversations on Wisdom videos on the Uchicago Wisdom Research Channel! As an internationally recognized expert in the areas of civil rights and civil liberties, john a. powell is known for his work in a wide range of issues including race, ethnicity, poverty, and democracy...
     Posted by: jlmatelski
  • Wisdom Research Forum 2017: Daniel Lapsley (video)

    The Virtues Scientist Project: Intellectual Virtues, Epistemic Reasoning, and Science Education The following is a recorded presentation of Daniel Lapsley, ACE Collegiate Professor of Psychology from the University of Notre Dame at the University of Chicago Center for Practical Wisdom Research Forum...
     Posted by: jlmatelski
  • Wisdom Research Forum 2017: Dilip Jeste (video)

    Can Wisdom be Enhanced? A review of literature The following is a recorded presentation of Dilip Jeste, Senior Associate Dean for Healthy Aging and Senior Care; Estelle and Edgar Levi Chair in Aging; Distinguished Professor of Psychiatry and Neurosciences; Sam and Rose Stein Institute for Research on...
     Posted by: jlmatelski
  • Researchers Develop New Tool to Assess Individual’s Level of Wisdom

    by Scott LaFee, UC San Diego Health San Diego Wisdom Scale reflects data that neurobiology underlies trait Researchers at University of San Diego School of Medicine have developed a new tool called the San Diego Wisdom Scale (SD-WISE) to assess an individual’s level of wisdom, based upon a conceptualization...
     Posted by: jlmatelski
  • Wisdom Research Forum 2017: Robert J. Sternberg (video)

    Appointment in Samarra: Are we rushing to create a society of smart (and not so smart) fools? The following is a recorded presentation of Robert J. Sternberg, Professor of Human Development, Cornell University at the University of Chicago Center for Practical Wisdom Research Forum in August 2017. Watch...
     Posted by: jlmatelski
  • Why Wisdom Can’t Be Taught

    by Manfred Kets de Vries, INSEAD The day after becoming the CEO of a company facing turbulent times, David had a dream. In it, while walking on a beach he discovered a bottle. On opening, a genie appeared offering him a wish in exchange for her freedom. Eschewing riches, fame or a long life, David opted...
     Posted by: jlmatelski
  • 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
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PUBLICATIONS
  • Teacher Education and the Pursuit of Wisdom: A Practical Guide for Education Philosophy Courses (2017)

    Abstract: Teacher Education and the Pursuit of Wisdom takes its readers into the deep waters of investigating teaching not simply as a profession but as a precious “way of life.” The author begins by investigating the nature of teaching as both an “active” and a “contemplative” endeavor and inquires...
    (My publication) Posted by: sdsteel
  • Karl Popper, Science and Enlightenment (2017)

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    (My publication) Posted by: NickMaxwell
  • A new scale for assessing wisdom based on common domains and a neurobiological model: The San Diego Wisdom Scale (2017)

    Abstract: Wisdom is an ancient concept that has gained new interest among clinical researchers as a complex trait relevant to well-being and healthy aging. As the empirical data regarding wisdom have grown, several measures have been used to assess an individual's level of wisdom. However, none of...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: jlmatelski
  • Wisdom as a commodity in economic-centered social space of XXI century. (2017)

    Abstract: Presentation of wisdom as a phenomenon that turned from metaphysical value into commodity. Economic centuring of social space changed the essence of the most classic semantic designs and their dimension, turning some of them into means of social control, into ideology. Therefore, since the...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: jlmatelski
  • Wisdom, Risk-Taking, and Understanding (2017)

    Abstract: With a few exceptions, much of epistemology in the last century has been dominated by discussions centered on knowledge, and in particular propositional knowledge (along with associated concepts such as justification, the reliability of cognitive processes, etc.). Recently, attention has been...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: jlmatelski
  • Development of Relational Wisdom and Happiness in Late Adulthood (2017)

    Excerpt: The field of adult development and aging has focused primarily on the issue of well-being of the older adult (Lamb & Freund, 2010; Overton, 2010). Two central issues related to well-being are wisdom and happiness. It is generally assumes that wisdom and happiness increase with age, but this...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: jlmatelski
  • Theoretical Foundations to Guide Mindfulness Meditation: A Path to Wisdom (2017)

    Abstract: Mindfulness interventions are becoming increasingly popular across a wide variety of clinical and non-clinical settings where they are often employed to promote psychological well-being. Mindfulness in its original context presented in Buddhist practice is used to systematically understand...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: jlmatelski
  • Wisdom and Meaning in Emerging Adulthood (2017)

    Abstract: Wisdom and meaning are important developments in emerging adulthood. In two studies, we investigated the relationship between wisdom and meaning using self-report measures (Study 1; N = 298) and narrative coding (Study 2; N = 271). Study 1 supported the hypothesis that the search for and presence...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: jlmatelski
  • Molecular Inference of Wisdom (2017)

    Abstract: Wisdom is a human trait upon which natural selection creates evolutionary pathways from the molecular biology of the gene, to the cellular organization of nervous system, to the physical functioning of the brain — and the transit is a two way street. Wellness is a selection advantage at every...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: jlmatelski
  • Aging Wisely: Wisdom of Our Elders (2017)

    Abstract: Aging Wisely…Wisdom of our Elders is a unique resource that reflects the ideas, opinions and experiences of a diverse group of senior citizens. Each story provides a unique perspective on the physical, emotional, and social aspects of growing old from those who have made the journey. Caring...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: jlmatelski
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DISCUSSIONS
  • Can being in nature foster wisdom?

    Community Contribution by Sally Perkins The complexities of wisdom may lead some to argue that wisdom cannot be taught . While knowledge can be acquired from books by anyone who is willing to do the reading, wisdom appears to be a much broader and vague concept. It involves the ability to apply your...
     Posted by: jlmatelski
  • Conversations on Wisdom: Krista Tippett

    By Jean Matelski Boulware Krista Tippett is a Peabody Award-winning broadcaster and New York Times best-selling author. In 2014, she received the National Humanities Medal from President Obama for “thoughtfully delving into the mysteries of human existence.” On Being pursues concepts of wisdom and knowledge...
     Posted by: jlmatelski
  • Conversations on Wisdom: john a. powell

    By Jean Matelski Boulware As an internationally recognized expert in the areas of civil rights and civil liberties, john a. powell is known for his work in a wide range of issues including race, ethnicity, poverty, and democracy. He is the Executive Director of the Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive...
     Posted by: jlmatelski
  • 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
  • Pottery and the Eternal Style of Wisdom

    by Philip Kao As a visiting assistant professor of Cultural Anthropology at the University of Pittsburgh, Dr. Philip Kao’s research and teaching focuses on wisdom, aging, personhood, gender, and the anthropology of development. He is the editor of Anthropology & Aging , an international journal intent...
     Posted by: jlmatelski
  • 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
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