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  • Communicating in a foreign language takes emotion out of decision-making

    by Carla Reiter, UChicago News If you could save the lives of five people by pushing another bystander in front of a train to his death, would you do it? And should it make any difference if that choice is presented in a language you speak, but isn’t your native tongue? Psychologists at the University...
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  • Teach pupils the virtue of humility ‘to help them make smart decisions’

    by Oliver Moody, The Times The virtue of intellectual humility should be taught in schools, according to psychologists, who have found that it makes people more accurate in their judgments. Willingness to admit that we may be wrong seems to allow us to weigh evidence more fairly and to appraise others...
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  • How ‘Intellectual Humility’ Can Make You a Better Person

    By Cindy Lamonthe, NY Mag Science of Us There’s a well-known Indian parable about six blind men who argue at length about what an elephant feels like. Each has a different idea, and each holds fast to his own view. “It’s like a rope,” says the man who touched the tail. “Oh no, it’s more like the solid...
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  • On the Knife's Edge: Using Therapy To Address Violence Among Teens (podcast)

    Shankar Vedantam, NPR Click here to listen to the podcast The fight was over a pair of gym shoes. One teenager faces years in prison. The other — the 15-year-old grandson of Congressman Danny Davis — is dead. We often hear stories about murders sparked by trivial disputes. And we also hear the same solutions...
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  • Robust Science Depends on Understanding the Science of Humans

    by Howard C. Nusbaum, Association for Psychological Science Observer Science is a method of generating knowledge and testing beliefs; it trumps authority by empirical evaluation and depends on reliability and validity to uphold that knowledge. But science also is a human enterprise: Whether in psychology...
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  • Trading changes how brain processes selling decisions

    by Mark Peters, UChicago News Market experience leaves people less susceptible to economic bias, study finds Experience in trading changes how the human brain evaluates the sale of goods, muting a well-established economic bias known as the endowment effect, according to researchers at the University...
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  • How Biases Ruin Our Judgment Calls

    By Naveen Khajanchi, CEO & Director, NKH Foundation Adam Grant, a professor of psychology at Wharton admitted how wrong he was to pass up on the opportunity to invest in an online start-up selling glasses. Because the company didn’t have a functioning website the day before its launch and because...
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  • Research finds that wisdom is a matter of both heart and mind

    University of Waterloo News Release The fluctuations of your heartbeat may affect your wisdom, according to new research from the University of Waterloo. The study suggests that heart rate variation and thinking process work together to enable wise reasoning about complex social issues. The work by Igor...
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  • Conversations on Wisdom: UnCut Interview with Valerie Tiberius (video)

    by Jason Boulware and 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...
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  • 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...
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  • Conversations on Wisdom: john a. powell

    By Jean Matelski Boulware As an internationally recognized expert in the areas of civil rights and civil liberties, john a. powell is known for his work in a wide range of issues including race, ethnicity, poverty, and democracy. He is the Executive Director of the Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive...
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  • Are we ready for wisdom in health care?

    By Margaret Plews-Ogan, MD, MS and Gene Beyt, MD, MS It seems that there could not be a better place for wisdom to take hold than in health care. What profession is more in need of making wise choices than one trusted with people’s lives? What organizations are more in need of wisdom than those charged...
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  • The wisdom of arguing with success: How to evaluate performance with the benefit of ignorance

    By Boaz Keysar Last December, only a day before my son’s flight to Israel, the weather forecast predicted an 80% chance of a major snowstorm, which would cause both O’Hare and his connecting flight airport to shut down. The snow had already hit D.C. hard, and had led to a government shut down. Not wanting...
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  • A Senior Moment: Wisdom of the Aged?

    By Leslie Howard “Knowledge comes, but wisdom lingers.” –Alfred Lord Tennyson “The older I grow the more I distrust the familiar doctrine that age brings wisdom” —H. L. Mencken I am fascinated by the wealth of recent studies that give insight into how our brains work, particularly as I am concerned how...
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  • Wisdom in Understanding the Language of Law

    By Howard C. Nusbaum When I taught an undergraduate class on wisdom research at the University of Chicago a couple of years ago, students often conceptualized wisdom in terms of wise advice. This is generally a common idea about wisdom. Rather than thinking of wisdom in Aristotelian terms of wise action...
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  • 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...
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  • What can animal models tell us, if anything, about human wisdom?

    Animal models are powerful and profitable tools for understanding both basic biological processes (such as transcription and translation) as well as much more complex ones, such as cancer origination and progression, organ development, and immune processes. This truth underlies the use of rodents and...
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