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  • Wisdom is one virtue that improves with age

    By Val Farmer | INFORUM "There is one quality that improves with age. That quality happens to be a wonderful virtue. It is wisdom. Wisdom encompasses other virtues. Wisdom incorporates other virtues that are essential to happiness. A wise person will have embraced principles of love, service and...
     Posted by: A. J. Stasic
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PUBLICATIONS
  • Defining and Assessing Wisdom: A Review of the Literature (2013)

    Abstract: With increasing longevity and a growing focus on successful aging, there has been a recent growth of research designed to operationalize and assess wisdom. We aimed to (1) investigate the degree of overlap among empirical definitions of wisdom, (2) identify the most commonly cited wisdom subcomponents...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: brendah
  • A Route to Well-being: Intelligence vs. Wise Reasoning (2013)

    Abstract: Laypeople and many social scientists assume that superior reasoning abilities lead to greater well-being. However, previous research has been inconclusive. This may be because prior investigators used operationalizations of reasoning that favored analytic as opposed to wise thinking. We assessed...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: brendah
  • Rediscovering Internal Strengths of the Aged: The Beneficial Impact of Wisdom, Mastery, Purpose in Life, and Spirituality on Aging Well (2013)

    Abstract: What explains aging and dying well? Previous research primarily examined the effects of objective life conditions (e.g., physical health, finances, socioeconomic status, age, social relationships) on older adults’ subjective well-being, whereas their internal strengths have often been ignored...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: brendah
  • The Language of Human Character (2013)

    Book Description: Hardcover release date 22 April 2013. It is virtuous to be wise and wise to be virtuous. The Language of Human Character is a reference book, textbook and workbook in one. It contains "The Human Character Dictionary," a definitive record of the language of human character...
    (My publication) Posted by: HPLCCEO
  • Aging, irony, and wisdom: On the narrative psychology of later life (2013)

    Abstract: This paper introduces the idea that aging inclines us naturally toward an ironic stance on life. The conscious cultivation of that stance through some form of narrative reflection is linked to the development of wisdom, where wisdom is understood in terms of deepened knowledge of the “stories...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: brendah
  • Processing Criticism And Spontaneity (2013)

    If Social Constructionism does not prefer monistic Postmodernism over dualistic Modernism, it should include, next to living expressions and spontaneous gestures, criticism into its process model, occurring as independent confirmation and implying coordinated reflection between the knowing organism and...
    (My publication) Posted by: Ron C. de Weijze
  • The Language of Human Virtue (2012)

    Book Description: Hardcover release date: 20 December 2012. It is virtuous to be wise and wise to be virtuous. The Language of Human Virtue is a reference book, textbook and workbook in one. It contains "The Building Virtue Dictionary," a definitive record of the language of human virtue with...
    (My publication) Posted by: HPLCCEO
  • To Be Virtuous, Second Edition (2012)

    Book Description: Hardcover release date 12 December 2012. It is virtuous to be wise and wise to be virtuous. To Be Virtuous, Second Edition is a reference book, textbook and workbook in one. It contains "The Human Virtues Dictionary," a definitive record of 4,900 definitions representing the...
    (My publication) Posted by: HPLCCEO
  • Aging and Wisdom: Culture Matters (2012)

    Abstract: People from different cultures vary in the ways they approach social conflicts, with Japanese being more motivated to maintain interpersonal harmony and avoid conflicts than Americans are. Such cultural differences have developmental consequences for reasoning about social conflict. In the...
    (My publication) Posted by: Igor Grossmann
  • Successful aging: Choosing wisdom over despair (2011)

    By Joanne C. Giblin Abstract: This article defines wisdom and despair as choices for cognitively intact older adults. Some individuals are able to integrate the conditions of old age while others respond in ways that inhibit effective integration. The conscious aging theory, as well as Erikson's...
    (My publication) Posted by: Anna Gomberg
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