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  • The road to wisdom runs through hardship, study finds

    by Maria Cohut, Medical News Today How does somebody become wise? A plethora of writers and philosophers has tried to answer that question. Now, research gives the answer, and the route is anything but straightforward. A famous Japanese proverb says, "Fall down seven times, and stand up eight,"...
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  • Do Hardships in Life Really Make You Wiser?

    by Douglas LaBier, Psychology Today Some people think that wisdom increases with age. Yet we see many examples of people who become more bitter, cynical and unpleasant as they age – hardly the hallmarks of wisdom. We tend to think of the latter as reflecting a broader, more understanding and tolerant...
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  • Does adversity make us wiser than before? (video)

    Center for Practical Wisdom inaugural research forum presentation, "Does adversity make us wiser than before" by Eranda Jayawickreme, PhD, Assistant Professor of Psychology at Wake Forest University. Watch this video and previous wisdom research presentaions on the Wisdom Research Youtube channel...
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  • Study: Wisdom requires both higher heart rate variability and adopting a third-person perspective

    by Jill Suttie, Greater Good Magazine Many cultures consider the human heart to be the seat of wisdom. Now scientists are finding some evidence for this, though the reality may be more complicated than it seems. Previous research has suggested that higher heart rate variability (HRV)—the variability...
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  • A new study suggests mindfulness isn’t quite as miraculous as we’ve been led to believe

    by Olivia Goldhill, Quartz Mindfulness is having a moment. The practice, which involves consciously focusing on and recognizing your thoughts and emotions, has been found to reduce stress, improve grades, increase compassion, aid weight loss, and bolster resilience. Above all, mindfulness is considered...
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  • Conversations on Wisdom: Amishi Jha

    By 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 spans from cohorts...
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