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  • Successful aging through the eyes of Alaska Natives: Exploring generational differences among Alaska Natives. (2011)

    By Lewis P. Jordan Abstract: There is very little research on Alaska Native (AN) elders and how they subjectively define a successful older age. The lack of a culturally-specific definition often results in the use of a generic definition that portrays Alaska Native elders as aging less successfully...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: Anna Gomberg
  • Wisdom, age, and well-being (2011)

    After giving an overview of Western, Eastern, and culturally inclusive theories of wisdom, this chapter summarizes the theoretical and empirical research on the association between aging and wisdom and the effect of wisdom on well-being. Cross-sectional and longitudinal studies show that wisdom characteristics...
    (My publication) Posted by: ardelt
  • Are Older Adults Wiser Than College Students? A Comparison of Two Age Cohorts (2010)

    By Monika Ardelt Abstract: This study examined whether (a) older adults are wiser than college students, (b) college-educated older adults are wiser than current college students, and (c) wise older adults show evidence of personal growth. Using a sample of 477 undergraduate college students and 178...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: Anna Gomberg
  • Reasoning About Social Conflicts Improves Into Old Age (2010)

    by Igor Grossmann, Jinkyung Na, Michael E. W. Varnum, Denise C. Park, Shinobu Kitayama, and Richard E. Nisbett It is well documented that aging is associated with cognitive declines in many domains. Yet it is a common lay belief that some aspects of thinking improve into old age. Speci fi cally, older...
    (My publication) Posted by: Igor Grossmann
  • The wisdom of experience: Autobiographical narratives across adulthood (2005)

    This research uses an autobiographical approach to examine the relation of age to several aspects of wisdom. In Study 1, adolescents', young adults', and older adults' wisdom narratives were content-coded for the types of life situations mentioned and the forms that wisdom took. Types of...
    (My publication) Posted by: jglueck
  • Empirical Assessment of a Three-Dimensional Wisdom Scale (2003)

    Although wisdom is thought to be a strong predictor for many attributes of aging well, the concept of wisdom still lacks a comprehensive, directly testable scale. Quantitative and qualitative interviews with a.sample of 180 older adults (age 52-plus) were conducted to develop a three-dimensional wisdom...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: brendah
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