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  • TedMed Talk: Dilip Jeste on Seeking Wisdom in Graying Matter

    TedMed2016 Watch the latest TedMed2016 talk with Dr. Dilip Jeste as he answers the following questions: How do we define wisdom? Where in the brain is wisdom located? Does wisdom increase with aging and for what purpose? How can an aging brain allow for growth of wisdom? Dilip Jeste is a renowned geriatric...
     Posted by: jlmatelski
  • With Age Comes Not Only Wisdom, but Trust

    By Tom Jacobs, Pacific Standard A large-scale study shows faith in one’s fellow man increases as we get older. On the whole, do you trust people? Considerable research suggests fewer and fewer Americans do, and given the well-established link between trust and well-being, that’s concerning. Fortunately...
     Posted by: brendah
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  • Enhancing the Wellbeing and Wisdom of Older Learners: A co-research paradigm (2016)

    Excerpt: This book is not about how to grow old gracefully, invisibly, or scandalously. It is about what some older learners think being involved in an adult education programme means for them and what it might mean for other older people. Their views, their voices, were articulated through a research...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: jlmatelski
  • The Importance of Cultivating Mindfulness for Cognitive and Emotional Well-Being in Late Life (2015)

    Abstract: The cultivation of mindfulness has received increasing attention over the past 2 decades because of its association with increased psychological well-being and reduced stress-related health disorders. Given the robust positive association between perceived stress and cognitive impairment in...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: brendah
  • Individual and Societal Wisdom: Explaining the Paradox of Human Aging and High Well-Being (2014)

    Abstract: Objective: Although human aging is characterized by loss of fertility and progressive decline in physical abilities, later life is associated with better psychological health and well-being. Furthermore, there has been an unprecedented increase in average lifespan over the past century without...
    (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
  • 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
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