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Our Moral Tongue: Moral Judgments Depend on What Language We’re Speaking
By Boaz Keysar and Albert Costa, The New York Times, June 20, 2014
On June 20, 2003, employees of the Union Pacific Railroad faced a difficult decision as a runaway train headed toward downtown Los Angeles: Should they divert the train to a side track, knowing it would derail and hit homes…
 
Meetings & Events
Wisdom Research Forum, May 2015
Wisdom Research at the University of Chicago
Chicago, Illinois
Leaders in the field of wisdom research and scholars with new ideas for studying wisdom will convene in Chicago on May 8, 2015.
What Psychological and Social Factors Contribute to the Development of Wisdom?
By Howard C. Nusbaum, Big Questions Online, June 10, 2014
When thinking about how wisdom develops, some people believe that wisdom comes with age. This idea may be due to examples that come readily to mind either from personal experience or from popular culture. But before considering how wisdom develops…
 
Wisdom Research Consultation, 2015
Wisdom Research at the University of Chicago
Chicago, Illinois
Dialogue with the Self: The Quest for Wisdom and the Hazard of Self-Deception An interdisciplinary group of scholars representing religious studies, literary studies, and psychology will convene to discuss working papers on the theme of “dialogue with the self”.
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Reflections on Wisdom in Education
By William Harms, January 2, 2014
Reflection and critical thinking are compass points on the pathways to wisdom, participants observed at the “Wisdom Research Forum on Education.” In November, an international group of...
 
Wisdom Research Forum, November 2014
Wisdom Research at the University of Chicago
Hyatt Place, Chicago, Illinois
Faculty, students, and postdoctoral scholars engaged in a full day of presentations and discussions about ongoing wisdom research and new approaches for studying wisdom across disciplines.
A Word to the Wise, Part 2
By Marilyn Powell, Ideas with Paul Kennedy, CBC Radio, March 6, 2013
Part 2: Times have changed. So has the study of wisdom. Philosophers, make room for the scientists! In this two-part series, Marilyn Powell talks to psychologists, psychiatrists, neuroscientists - and the wise that dwell among us - about a very old topic…
 
Wisdom Research Forum, March 2014
Wisdom Research at the University of Chicago
Gordon Center for Integrative Science, Chicago, Illinois
A meeting to engage our graduate students and early career postdoctoral scholars in discussions about ongoing wisdom research, and to learn about various approaches and ideas for studying wisdom.
A Word to the Wise, Part 1
By Marilyn Powell, Ideas with Paul Kennedy, CBC Radio, March 6, 2013
Part 1: Times have changed. So has the study of wisdom. Philosophers, make room for the scientists! In this two-part series, Marilyn Powell talks to psychologists, psychiatrists, neuroscientists - and the wise that dwell among us - about a very old topic…
 
Wisdom Research Forum on Education, November 2013
Wisdom Research at the University of Chicago
Hotel Monaco, Chicago, Illinois
Educators and academic researchers explored how concepts of wisdom may be studied or applied to the field of education, including classroom instruction, teacher education, wisdom in teachers, school organization, and individual self-improvement.
University of Chicago Opened U.S.-China Exchange on Wisdom Studies
By Zhang Qingsong and Howard C. Nusbaum, December 21, 2012
Upon the invitation of the China Wisdom Engineering Association, the Southwest University of China, and the Institute of Chinese Wisdom Studies, Howard C. Nusbaum Completed a 10-day trip to China, marking the first successful academic exchange between U.S. and China wisdom researchers...
 
Wisdom Research Forum on Policy, June 2013
Wisdom Research at the University of Chicago
Hotel Monaco, Chicago, Illinois
A group of scholars and researchers in law, economics, and social work were invited to present their research and to discuss how the translation from science to policy occurs, and how wisdom research may affect that process.
 
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Howard Nusbaum on Wisdom Research at The University of Chicago Center in Beijing, China
By University of Chicago Center in Beijing, December 11, 2012
At the UC Center in Beijing, Howard C. Nusbaum discussed the history and progress of wisdom research at the University of Chicago and outlined a direction for future developments in wisdom research...
 
Wisdom Research Forum, November 2012
Wisdom Research at the University of Chicago
Hotel Monaco, Chicago, Illinois
Lead investigators and collaborators of the Wisdom Research project held a meeting to present research plans and discuss what experiences may lead to wisdom and the role of expertise.
Wisdom in Theory, but Maybe not in Practice
by Rakhee Jain, The Chicago Maroon - Oct 9, 2012
A team of University faculty is leading six distinct research efforts...attempting to bridge the age-old divide between theory and practice. With the support of a $5 million grant from the John Templeton Foundation…
 

University of Chicago Researchers to Use Science in Study of Wisdom
By William Harms, University of Chicago News Office, October 3, 2012
Scientists and scholars throughout the University of Chicago are organizing a new research project devoted to a systematic study of how people acquire and use wisdom in their decision-making. The Chicago Wisdom Project, funded with…
 
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