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NEWS
  • Intellectual humility: The importance of knowing you might be wrong

    by Brian Resnick, Vox Julia Rohrer wants to create a radical new culture for social scientists. A personality psychologist at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development, Rohrer is trying to get her peers to publicly, willingly admit it when they are wrong. To do this, she, along with some colleagues...
     Posted by: jlmatelski
  • How wise are you? One scientist is trying to create a test

    by Lauren Schenkman, ideas.ted.com Is it possible to define, measure and even increase how wise a person is? Psychiatrist Dilip Jeste is attempting to answer those questions. To assess our health, we weigh ourselves, measure our blood pressure, and check our cholesterol. But one scientist is trying to...
     Posted by: jlmatelski
  • 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...
     Posted by: jlmatelski
  • WVU neuroscientist explores need for greater rigor in mindfulness research

    News-Medical.net The mindfulness movement has grown in popularity over the past two decades, but research on its effectiveness is still catching up. According to a West Virginia University neuroscientist, increasing the precision of mindfulness research can multiply the potential benefits that meditation...
     Posted by: jlmatelski
  • On Wisdom, Language, and Attention: An interview with Howard Nusbaum

    By Charles Cassidy, Evidence-Based Wisdom (EBW) Howard Nusbaum is Professor of Psychology at the University of Chicago and Director of The Center for Practical Wisdom. He is also the Director of The Division of Behavioral and Cognitive Sciences at the National Science Foundation. Whilst Co-director of...
     Posted by: jlmatelski
  • Center for Practical Wisdom Research Forum: Robert J. Sternberg 2016 (video)

    Why is the world falling apart? The following is a recorded presentation by Robert J. Sternberg, Professor of Human Development from Cornell University at the Center for Practical Wisdom inaugural wisdom forum on July 14, 2016. Watch this video and previous wisdom research presentations on the UChicago...
     Posted by: jlmatelski
  • Conversations on Wisdom: Uncut Interview with Amishi Jha (video)

    by Jason Boulware and Jean Matelski Boulware Amishi Jha is an associate professor in the department of psychology at the University of Miami. The Jha lab explores the stability and mutability of attention and working memory. With large contributions to the field of contemplative practice, her research...
     Posted by: jlmatelski
  • Using a Foreign Language Changes Moral Decisions

    By Jann Ingmire, UChicago News Would you sacrifice one person to save five? Such moral choices could depend on whether you are using a foreign language or your native tongue. A new study from psychologists at the University of Chicago and Pompeu Fabra University in Barcelona finds that people using a...
     Posted by: brendah
  • 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
  • Do as I Do, Not as I Say

    By T. M. Luhrmann, The New York Times An excerpt: It's election season, and once again Democrats are flummoxed by evangelical voters. They think that “those people” vote against their own self-interest. They cannot believe that same-sex marriage matters so much to so many people. They don’t get why...
     Posted by: Anna Gomberg
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PUBLICATIONS
  • Siddhartas-existential-crisis/ Buddha’s Resolution- A proposal (2019)

    Dukkha is the focus of all Buddhist doctrine – The Four Noble Truths- because Gautama Siddhartha’s original crisis, told in the story of the Four Sights, strongly brought Dukkha to the forefront of his awareness. This is how the legend of the Four Sights is significant. The lesson of them is that besides...
    (My publication) Posted by: Rodger R Ricketts, Psy.D.
  • Heaven on Earth (2019)

    For as the Buddha taught and is now clear through scientific investigation, humans and the environment are deeply enmeshed and co-dependent on each other. This is one world and every action by all living and non-living forces interact with and alter the previous reality- some more than others. Therefore...
    (My publication) Posted by: Rodger R Ricketts, Psy.D.
  • 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.
  • Subject and Object: Explorations how we construct meaning and language (2019)

    “We experience ourselves and the world as subject and object only through conceptualization and language. This dualism, however, is only mental and not real. Mind produces this subject-object dualism. The subjectivity of our mind affects our perceptions of the world that is held to be objective by natural...
    (My publication) Posted by: Rodger R Ricketts, Psy.D.
  • PEACE AND PROSPERITY (2018)

    PEACE AND PROSPERITY The definition of Insanity is doing the same thing over and over and getting the same result, but expecting a Different One. Albert Einstein Watching the Armistice Day ceremonies this year I was reminded of the famous H.G. Wells comment about World War I being ‘the war to end all...
    (My publication) Posted by: Rodger R Ricketts, Psy.D.
  • Is Objectification the Problem? (2018)

    Is Objectification the Problem? Since the beginning of the second-wave feminist movement in the 1960s, strident complaints have been made regarding men’s sexual objectification of women. The foundation of this complaint was, and is, that when men objectify women sexually they see and treat them as...
    (My publication) Posted by: Rodger R Ricketts, Psy.D.
  • The Buddha as an Innovator Genius (2017)

    The Buddha as an Innovator Genius In the four books I have written, I have shown how, in modern terms, the Buddha’s teachings can be called a doctrine of Transcendence Psychology that has a universal application for the wellbeing, wisdom and happiness of all human beings. As an innovator, the Buddha...
    (My publication) Posted by: Rodger R Ricketts, Psy.D.
  • The Buddha's Gift: A life of Well Being and Wisdom (2017)

    The Introduction to my book- Introduction “Why are you unhappy? Because 99.9 percent of everything you think, and of everything you do, is for yourself—and there isn’t one.” Wei Wu Wei The Buddha taught: ‘Wherever there is something that is intended, something that is acted upon or something that lies...
    (My publication) Posted by: Rodger R Ricketts, Psy.D.
  • Living with Vitality, Creativity and Openness in the Original Mind (2017)

    In the Buddha’s teachings, the opening of the awareness of the Original Mind and interbeing of life occurs when the non-dualistic cognitive based subject/object separation and alienation ceases. This enlightened awareness of life is fundamentally different from observing, fixating, contemplating and...
    (My publication) Posted by: Rodger R Ricketts, Psy.D.
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DISCUSSIONS
  • Conversations on Wisdom: Valerie Tiberius

    By Jean Matelski Boulware Valerie Tiberius, PhD is a Professor and Chair of the Department of Philosophy at the University of Minnesota. Her current work focuses on practical ways in which philosophy and psychology contribute to the study of well-being and virtue. Her most recent book, Moral Psychology...
     Posted by: jlmatelski
  • 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
  • How can we train people to become wise?

    Can we train professionals to become wise in their respective fields? Do we already do so in some professions, perhaps unwittingly? Baltes and colleagues have conducted a body of empirical work related to wisdom, some of which focuses on wisdom within different professions. For example, Smith, Staudinger...
     Posted by: wattawa
  • Can the unwise recognize wisdom?

    Wisdom grantees Michael Sargent and Shabnam Mousavi examine the question. Anchoring Judgment in Wise Principles Michael J. Sargent, Bates College, United States I’ve been asked to write a blog entry about a related pair of questions: “Can the unwise recognize wisdom?” and “Can one act wisely without...
     Posted by: wattawa
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