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  • Older Really Can Mean Wiser

    By BENEDICT CAREY, The New York Times March 16, 2015 Behind all those canned compliments for older adults — spry! wily! wise! — is an appreciation for something that scientists have had a hard time characterizing: mental faculties that improve with age. Knowledge is a large part of the equation, of course...
     Posted by: brendah
  • Finding Wisdom Without a Wake-up Call

    March 24, 2014 By Deepak Chopra, Huff Post I appreciate the four pillars that Arianna Huffington advocates in her new book, Thrive: The Third Metric to Redefining Success and Creating a Life of Well-Being, Wisdom, and Wonder , but one of them - wisdom - will have a hard time thriving. She defines wisdom...
     Posted by: brendah
  • What is wisdom? Understanding of oneself is part of it

    BY ROGER WALSH / UC IRVINE, Orange County Register “Happy are those who find wisdom… She is more precious than jewels. And nothing you desire can compare with her.” – Jewish Proverbs What is wisdom, and how can we cultivate it? These are two of life's most crucial questions, and our future – as well...
     Posted by: brendah
  • The Wisdom of Youth

    Paul Lamb, Huff Post Impact My 13-year-old daughter and I attended a portion of this past week's Wisdom 2.0 conference held in San Francisco. If you've never gone, it's a kind of Burning Man meets Facebook, where spiritualists and new agers collide with the tech worlds to explore mindfulness...
     Posted by: brendah
  • Madness and Wisdom in South Asian Religions, February 14, Chicago

    Madness and Wisdom in South Asian Religions Co-ordinators: Steven Collins (SALC), Wendy Doniger (Div School) Friday Feb 14, 2014, 8:45am – 6:00pm Swift Hall Commons,1025 E 58th Street, Chicago, IL, 60637 The conference will hear papers on medieval Bhutan and Tibet, Indian Philosophy and Hinduism past...
     Posted by: brendah

    April 22, 2013 By Ramakant Tiwari, Speaking Tree Like Inspiration and Motivation, it is another issue that confounds several. Let us analyse and remove the cobwebs of confusion and delusion. Wisdom is always wisdom. It is always TRUE and REAL. Wisdom NEVER undergoes mutation. Knowledge is always unreal...
     Posted by: brendah
  • Wisdom and spirituality may yet save human race

    By Timothy D. Bates, The Day Connecticut March 31, 2013 "...I respectfully suggest that we, as a species, have two attributes distinct from other organisms that would allow us to do this: our intellectual and spiritual capacities. We have already begun to use our intellect to create more environmentally...
     Posted by: brendah
  • A Word To The Wise, Part 2

    Wednesday, March 6, 2013 Marilyn Powell, Ideas with Paul Kennedy, CBC Radio URL: http://www.cbc.ca/ideas/episodes/2013/03/06/a-word-to-the-wise-part-2/ Times have changed. So has the study of wisdom. Philosophers, make room for the scientists! In this two-part series, Marilyn Powell talks to psychologists...
     Posted by: brendah
  • A Word To The Wise, Part 1

    Wednesday, February 27, 2013 Marilyn Powell, Ideas with Paul Kennedy, CBC Radio URL: http://www.cbc.ca/ideas/episodes/2013/02/27/a-word-to-the-wise-part-1/ Times have changed. So has the study of wisdom. Philosophers, make room for the scientists! In this two-part series, Marilyn Powell talks to psychologists...
     Posted by: brendah
  • Creative Thinking: The roots of adult wisdom sink deep into childhood lessons

    By Mark Ballard, Special to The Telegraph When I was growing up, no matter what the situation or issue was, I could always talk to my parents to receive comfort and advice. Whether I had been mistreated in some way, needed to be reassured about something or simply wanted to know what I should do, both...
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  • 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
  • Identity Flexibility and Wisdom in Adulthood: The Roles of a Growth-Oriented Identity Style and Contemplative Processes (2017)

    Chapter excerpt: Based on Erikson’s (1994) theory of lifespan psychosocial development, considerable research has investigated how individuals develop and maintain an ego-identity. Identity has been defined as “a self-structure – an internal, self-constructed, dynamic organization of drives, abilities...
    (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
  • Wisdom in Context (2017)

    Abstract: Philosophers and psychological scientists have converged on the idea that wisdom involves certain aspects of thinking (e.g., intellectual humility, recognition of uncertainty and change), enabling application of knowledge to life challenges. Empirical evidence indicates that people’s ability...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: jlmatelski
  • Wisdom and reason in law (2017)

    Abstract: Some three decades ago, upon taking a job at the University of Colorado, I read some of the work of my new colleague Robert Nagel. One short but trenchant essay - one that I have pondered and cited repeatedly in the years since - was called "Rationalism in Constitutional Law." 1 In...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: jlmatelski
  • Wisdom Calls: the Moral Story of the Hebrew Bible (2017)

    Reading the Old Testament as Hebrew Bible invites us to develop wisdom. The Torah and Former Prophets expose both the need for and limits of building morality around rules. The Latter Prophets offer internalized principles as the basis of morality, but also demonstrate the limit of principles. The Writings...
    (My publication) Posted by: lewis_pa
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