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  • What Does It Mean to Be Wise?

    by Marianna Pogosyan, Psychology Today There is more to wisdom than knowledge and experience. “What does it mean to be wise?” I recently asked an 8-year-old and an 88-year-old from different parts of the world. Their answers were remarkably similar: to know a lot. For many of us, an image of a wise person...
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  • 'ON WISDOM' PODCAST: The foolish sage (with Eranda Jayawickreme)

    by Igor Grossmann and Charles Cassidy Click here to listen to Episode 5 Do 'wise people' even exist? Do we have 'wise characters' or is our behaviour more influenced by 'wise situations'? And if so, what kinds of situations best support wise behaviour? Eranda Jayawickreme joins...
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  • The Wisdom of Collaboration

    by Mark Moring, Orbiter Don’t tell science and religion they shouldn’t be meeting like this. At least, don’t tell Agustín Fuentes and Celia Deane-Drummond, an anthropologist and theologian, respectively, at the University of Notre Dame. Because they’ll just brush that notion aside and forge ahead with...
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  • Center for Practical Wisdom Research Forum: Nic M. Weststrate 2017

    'It was the best worst day of my life: Life experiences that foster wisdom' The following is a recorded presentation by Nic M. Weststrate from the Wisdom & Identity Lab, University of Toronto at the University of Chicago Center for Practical Wisdom Research Forum in August 2017. Click here...
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  • Why wealthy people may be less successful in love

    by Nicole Spector, NBC News A study found rich people are less likely than poorer people to exhibit flexibility and empathy in relationships. Money trouble is commonly cited as one of the major reasons people break up; a study by LearnVest found that nearly on in four (24 percent) of Americans have split...
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  • Conversations on Wisdom: Podcast with Jon Kabat-Zinn

    by Jean Matelski Boulware Click here to listen to the podcast and listen to other Center for Practical Wisdom Podcasts on our Soundcloud page ! As the founder of the Stress Reduction Clinic and the Center for mindfulness in Medicine at the University of Massachusetts Medical school, Jon Kabat-Zinn's...
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  • Leaders Seeking Wisdom Need An Ethical Dimension

    by Roger Trapp, Forbes Many people would perhaps not be surprised to learn that nearly three-quarters of business leaders had felt the need to take a professional decision that was at odds with their own ethical principles because of business pressures. What is more surprising is that fewer than half...
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  • Center for Practical Wisdom Research Forum: Masami Takahashi 2017 (video)

    Wise but unhappy? The complicated relationship between wisdom and happiness The following is a recorded presentation of Masami Takahashi, Professor in the Department of Psychology from Northeastern Illinois University at the University of Chicago Center for Practical Wisdom Research Forum in August 2017...
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  • Center for Practical Wisdom Research Forum: Igor Grossmann 2017 (video)

    Wisdom, Balance and Bias: Towards a process sensitive measurement of wisdom-related qualities The following is a recorded presentation of Igor Grossmann, Associate Professor of Psychology and Director of the Wisdom and Culture Laboratory from the University of Waterloo, Cananda at the University of Chicago...
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  • EBW Wisdom Profile Series: Ursula M. Staudinger

    On Wisdom, Personality Adjustment and Growth Ursula M. Staudinger is Founding Director of The Columbia Aging Centre and a lifespan psychologist. As well as having developed the much-celebrated Berlin Wisdom Paradigm with Paul Baltes in the 1980s, she has more recently developed the Bremen Measure of...
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  • Clinical wisdom in professional practice

    by Cynthia Baum-Baicker, Ph.D. There's an old joke in psychotherapy circles that goes like this: Nestled in the comfort of his therapist's office, a patient reveals that his tension and pain have grown to such a degree that he feels like jumping out the window. "Ah," says the kindly...
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  • Societal Implications of Wisdom across the Lifespan

    Reflections on the Symposium by the UC San Diego Center for Healthy Aging by Dilip V. Jeste, MD Danielle Glorioso, LCSW An all-day Symposium titled "Wisdom, Compassion, and Longevity", hosted by the University of California San Diego's Center for Healthy Aging and Stein Institute for Research...
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  • The Wisdom - Information Systems Nexus

    By David Pauleen and Nikunj Dalal The following is a summary of the article, Dalal N, & Pauleen DJ. (2018). The wisdom nexus: Guiding information systems research, practice, and education. Information Systems Journal, 1-21. The world is facing numerous problems that continue to grow in scale and...
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  • How Mindfulness Meditation Leads to Greater Wisdom

    Community Contribution By Sally Perkins Can mindfulness meditation be a powerful tool to attain a greater level of wisdom? By wresting our mind of excesses, rather than burdening it with too much information, we can achieve deeper clarity, empathy, and calm (Kingsbury, 2009; Kemper & Khirallah, 2015;...
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  • Can being in nature foster wisdom?

    Community Contribution by Sally Perkins The complexities of wisdom may lead some to argue that wisdom cannot be taught . While knowledge can be acquired from books by anyone who is willing to do the reading, wisdom appears to be a much broader and vague concept. It involves the ability to apply your...
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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: 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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  • Can Hitler be wise?

    Following a recent Wisdom Research Forum (July 14, 2016), hosted by the Center for Practical Wisdom, participants reflected upon some of the discussions of the meeting. One topic emerged around the idea of whether or not people such as Hitler or Stalin could be associated with wisdom in the sense that...
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  • Pottery and the Eternal Style of Wisdom

    by Philip Kao As a visiting assistant professor of Cultural Anthropology at the University of Pittsburgh, Dr. Philip Kao’s research and teaching focuses on wisdom, aging, personhood, gender, and the anthropology of development. He is the editor of Anthropology & Aging , an international journal intent...
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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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