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  • Conversations on Wisdom: UnCut Interview with Barry Schwartz (video)

    Click here to watch the interview on the Wisdom Research YouTube Channel. As a professor of psychology at Swarthmore College for 45 years, Barry Schwartz, PhD has focused his work on decision making, wisdom, and work satisfaction. His interests lie in the intersection between economics, morality and...
     Posted by: jlmatelski
  • Developing the virtues

    by Darcia Narvaez, Oxford University Press blog Helicopter parenting is denounced by onlookers (e.g., David Brooks ) as babying children who should be self-reliant, a highly valued characteristic in the USA. Children should not need parents but should use their own capacities to get through the day....
     Posted by: jlmatelski
  • Robert J. Sternberg weighs in on 'What Universities Can Be'

    By H. Roger Segelken, Cornell Chronicle Robert J. Sternberg, professor of human development – with a research program in intelligence, creativity, wisdom, thinking styles, leadership and ethics in Cornell’s College of Human Ecology – talked about his book, “What Universities Can Be: A New Model for Preparing...
     Posted by: jlmatelski
  • Character education: teaching through subjects

    by Catherine Murray, Schools Week Dr Tom Harrison, Jubilee Centre for Character and Virtues, University of Birmingham What have you been working on? The Teaching Character Through Subjects publication and programme of activities – funded by one of 12 character grants handed out by the Department for...
     Posted by: jlmatelski
  • Teaching Wisdom

    By Linda J. Kobert, UVA Today Walker Redd remembers distinctly his first encounter with a patient as a University of Virginia medical student. This was not, however, the typical first-year assignment, to get a simple medical history from a hospitalized patient. This was a house call, for starters. And...
     Posted by: jlmatelski
  • New book puts readers on the path to wisdom

    By Linda B. Glaser, Cornell Chronicle Say you’ve got some money to invest and you’re trying to figure out if the stock market will go up or down. Should you ask one expert’s advice? Or should you ask lots of people what they think? Although it may seem counterintuitive, you’ll likely get the best estimate...
     Posted by: jlmatelski
  • 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...
     Posted by: jlmatelski
  • Schools for Wisdom

    By David Brooks, The New York Times Friends of mine have been raving about the documentary “ Most Likely to Succeed ,” and it’s easy to see what the excitement is about. The film is a bold indictment of the entire K-12 educational system. Greg Whiteley’s documentary argues that the American school system...
     Posted by: brendah
  • Mindfulness practices buoy students in Sacramento’s Einstein Middle School

    By Loretta Kalb, The Sacramento Bee Minutes after the opening bell at Albert Einstein Middle School in Sacramento, a quiet calm swept across a classroom of eighth-grade students who listened, eyes closed, as U.S. history teacher Thomas McKenna guided them to a mindful state. “An emotion comes in. You...
     Posted by: brendah
  • Career Advice From an Oldish Not-Quite Geezer: You can’t count on your publications and awards to take care of you.

    By Robert J. Sternberg, The Chronicle of Higher Education Over the course of my career, I’ve given and received a lot of advice. Much of it was wrong. Sometimes it lacked the perspective that comes with age and experience. So now, as an official "oldster" at 65 (proof: thanks to my age, I just...
     Posted by: brendah
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DISCUSSIONS
  • Conversations on Wisdom: Theodore Richards

    By Jean Matelski Boulware Theodore Richards is the founder and director of the Chicago Wisdom Project. The mission of the Chicago Wisdom Project is to re-imagine education through holistic programming that transforms individual, community, and world through creative expression. He is the author of Handprints...
     Posted by: jlmatelski
  • Conversations on Wisdom: Robert J. Sternberg

    By Jean Matelski Boulware Robert Sternberg, PhD is a professor of human development at Cornell University. Before his professorship at Cornell, he held numerous positions including President of the American Psychological Association, Dean of Arts & Sciences at Tufts University, Provost at Oklahoma...
     Posted by: brendah
  • Planting Seeds of Wisdom Part 1: Can Parents Teach Wisdom?

    By Debbie Curtis Do children grow into wise adults because we adults planted the seeds of wisdom in childhood? Just as Mother Nature unlocks the potential in each flower seedling to produce colorful blooms, can wise parents unlock the infinite potential within each child to blossom in beautiful and unique...
     Posted by: brendah
  • The Rosewood Report: Questions about Wisdom, Part 1

    By Valerie Tiberius At end the of July, 2010, a small group of philosophers and psychologists met at the Rosewood Inn in Hastings, Minnesota to talk about wisdom. The workshop included five sessions. The first four sessions were organized around presentations by a philosopher and a psychologist on the...
     Posted by: Anna Gomberg
  • Practical Wisdom in Medical Training: What are the Prospects?

    In a recent article in the Chronicle of Higher Education (1), Prof. David Hoekema considers how virtue is taught on college campuses. He suggests that the “unacknowledged” ethicists on campuses fall generally into three categories: professors (of all disciplines, by virtue of the examples they set in...
     Posted by: wattawa
  • How can we train people to become wise?

    Can we train professionals to become wise in their respective fields? Do we already do so in some professions, perhaps unwittingly? Baltes and colleagues have conducted a body of empirical work related to wisdom, some of which focuses on wisdom within different professions. For example, Smith, Staudinger...
     Posted by: wattawa
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