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  • Can wisdom be fostered?

    by Jean Matelski-Boulware, Center for Practical Wisdom Assistant Professor of Psychology Ankita Sharma and Roshan Lal Dewangan (research associate) from the Indian Institute of Technology Jodhpur, India are researching aspects of wisdom using Western models within a South Asian context. Sharma notes...
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  • Philosophical Dialogue: Toward the Development of Wisdom

    by The Center for Practical Wisdom The University of Chicago Center for Practical Wisdom in joint effort with the Center for Teaching hosted a visit by Guro Hansen Helskog, faculty of Humanities, Sports and Educational Sciences at the University College of Southeast Norway. As an associate professor...
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  • Conversations on Wisdom: Krista Tippett

    By Jean Matelski Boulware Krista Tippett is a Peabody Award-winning broadcaster and New York Times best-selling author. In 2014, she received the National Humanities Medal from President Obama for “thoughtfully delving into the mysteries of human existence.” On Being pursues concepts of wisdom and knowledge...
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  • Conversations on Wisdom: Barry Schwartz

    By Jean Matelski Boulware 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 psychology. As one of the most notable public scholars...
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  • 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...
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  • Thinking about wisdom as a skill

    By Howard C. Nusbaum Recently I have been thinking about wisdom as a kind of skill, as something you can practice and improve. It sounds funny to talk about wisdom as a skill because much of the cultural icons of wisdom like Yoda in Star Wars or Mr. Miyagi in The Karate Kid just seem to have wisdom—we...
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  • Conversations on Wisdom: Howard C. Nusbaum

    By Jean Matelski-Boulware Howard C. Nusbaum is a Professor of Psychology at the University of Chicago. As a cognitive psychologist and cognitive neuroscientist, his research interest in wisdom expands to learning, attention, working memory, categorization, consolidation, and language. Dr. Nusbaum has...
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  • What Psychological and Social Factors Contribute to the Development of Wisdom? (Part 2, Discussion Summary)

    By Howard Nusbaum Does a person become wise through a mysterious force of nature—just something that happens to a rare few individuals, and is therefore beyond the intervention of human intention and control? This is the impression one gets in thinking about various examples of wisdom from stories and...
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