Wisdom Research at the University of Chicago (2012 - 2015)

Supported by the John Templeton Foundation, Wisdom Research at the University of Chicago is a project consisting of six research initiatives that explore big questions in the field that have the greatest potential of influencing research, education, policy and professions: What is the relationship between expertise and wisdom? How does experience increase wisdom? What is the relationship between cognitive, social and emotional processes in mediating wisdom?

Each initiative is led by University of Chicago faculty, in collaboration with scientists at other institutions, including some collaborators affiliated with Defining Wisdom (2007 - 2011), a prior project administered at the University of Chicago.

Read more about the leadership, progress, and latest news on each initiative, and review a list of associated publications and resources for wisdom research by clicking on the sections below.

Meet the leadership team of Wisdom Research at the University of Chicago and the lead investigators at collaborating universities.


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Learn more about each of the six Wisdom Research projects and their progress to date.
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Read the latest news on Wisdom Research at the University of Chicago, and learn more about past and upcoming events.
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Find a list of suggested readings, project outputs, research tools, and links to online resources.



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