Center for Practical Wisdom inaugural wisdom forum
Following the announcement of the new Center for Practical Wisdom in June 2016, we held the inaugural wisdom forum meeting on July 13-14, 2016. Hosted by the Center Director Howard Nusbaum, the forum brought together key scholars and scientists to discuss wisdom from multiple perspectives and disseminate the latest research findings.
Presentations covered a variety of topics include wisdom and neuroscience, wisdom exemplars, stress resilience, wise-reasoning, and measuring wisdom, among others. Click on presentation titles below to view filmed lectures!
Forum Agenda: Wisdom Research Forum,
July 13, 2016: Welcome Reception Click here for video montage.
Howard C. Nusbaum, Director, Center for Practical Wisdom, Professor of Psychology, University of Chicago
July 14, 2016 Presentations and Discussions Click on the presentation titles to watch!
Why Is the World Falling Apart?
Robert Sternberg, Professor of Human Development, Cornell University
Wisdom from a Neuroscience Perspective
Dilip V. Jeste, M.D., Senior Associate Dean for Healthy Aging and Senior Care; Estelle and Edgar Levi Chair in Aging; Distinguished Professor of Psychiatry and Neurosciences; Director, Sam and Rose Stein Institute for Research on Aging, University of California, San Diego
Long-term predictors of late life wisdom and well-being among highly educated white men
Monika Ardelt, Associate Professor, Sociology and Criminology & Law, University of Florida
Michel Ferrari, Professor, Applied Psychology & Human Development, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto, Canada
Psychophysiological Predictors of Resilience to Stress and Trauma
Greg Norman, Assistant Professor, Psychology, University of Chicago
Does Adversity Make Us Wiser Than Before?
Eranda Jayawickreme, Assistant Professor of Psychology, Wake Forest University
Wisdom as Knowing How to Live
Stephen Grimm, Associate Professor, Philosophy, Fordham University
Wise reasoning: Context matters
Igor Grossmann, Assistant Professor, Psychology, University of Waterloo, Canada
Wisdom in a Foreign Language
Sayuri Hayakawa, Doctoral Student, Psychology, University of Chicago
Measuring Wisdom: Old and New Thoughts
Judith Glück, Professor, Developmental Psychology, University of Klagenfurt, Austria