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NEWS
  • On the neurobiology of wisdom: An interview with Dilip Jeste

    by Charles Cassidy, Evidence Based Wisdom Dr. Dilip V. Jeste is Director of The Stein Institute for Research on Aging , and Distinguished Professor of Psychiatry and Neurosciences at the University of California, San Diego, and a neuropsychiatrist with particular specialism in successful aging and schizophrenia...
     Posted by: jlmatelski
  • Why Wisdom Can’t Be Taught

    by Manfred Kets de Vries, INSEAD The day after becoming the CEO of a company facing turbulent times, David had a dream. In it, while walking on a beach he discovered a bottle. On opening, a genie appeared offering him a wish in exchange for her freedom. Eschewing riches, fame or a long life, David opted...
     Posted by: jlmatelski
  • Wisdom Doesn’t Come With Age, But It Can Be Learned By All

    by Katrin Blawat, SUDDEUTSCHE ZEITUNG, English edition by Tanja Hofbauer -WORLDCRUNCH Rick Levenson, a professor of psychology at Oregon State University, has conducted research at several esteemed U.S. institutes and published an impressive number of scientific papers. This is laudable, obviously, and...
     Posted by: jlmatelski
  • 7 elements of wisdom that can make you happier as you age

    by Christopher Bergland, Psychology Today In a counterintuitive finding, researchers have discovered that a surprisingly large number of Americans are getting happier and happier as they age. Apparently, getting older doesn't inherently lead to a deterioration of physical and psychological well-being...
     Posted by: jlmatelski
  • TedMed Talk: Dilip Jeste on Seeking Wisdom in Graying Matter

    TedMed2016 Watch the latest TedMed2016 talk with Dr. Dilip Jeste as he answers the following questions: How do we define wisdom? Where in the brain is wisdom located? Does wisdom increase with aging and for what purpose? How can an aging brain allow for growth of wisdom? Dilip Jeste is a renowned geriatric...
     Posted by: jlmatelski
  • Conversations on Wisdom: UnCut interview with Ursula M. Staudinger (video)

    by Jason Boulware and Jean Matelski Boulware Ursula M. Staudinger, PhD is a Robert N. Butler Professor of Sociomedical Sciences and Professor of Psychology. She is the director of the Columbia Aging Center at Columbia University. She is a lifespan psychologist and an internationally leading aging researcher...
     Posted by: jlmatelski
  • Grandma’s wisdom a great gift

    By Michele Parente, The San Diego Union-Tribune The old adage “with age comes wisdom” isn’t just a warm and fuzzy way to look at the aging process — it’s a biological function that could provide clues to behavior, brain function and even human evolution itself, according to a top researcher at UC San...
     Posted by: jlmatelski
  • ‘Grandparent genes’ discovered by scientists: Grandparents are genetically programmed to care for their grandchildren

    By Sarah Knapton, The Telegraph Genes which ensure the survival of grandparents so that they can care for grandchildren and pass on wisdom to future generations, have been found by scientists. Special gene variants, which appear in large numbers in humans, appear to protect against dementia and heart...
     Posted by: jlmatelski
  • Watch 7- to 93-year-olds share life lessons (video)

    By Dan MacLeod, Bangor Daily News “Don’t listen to other people’s advice. Nobody knows what the hell they’re doing.” That’s advice from a 93-year-old to someone two years younger. It’s part of this great video from Wiretap, a Canadian Broadcasting Corporation show that recently called it quits after...
     Posted by: brendah
  • With age comes wisdom: Largest ever brain scan analysis reveals secrets of ageing

    By Stephen Chen, South China Morning Post As we age, the centre of activity in our brains shifts from the back to the front, the largest ever study of its kind has revealed, giving scientists a better understanding of the effects of ageing and opening up the potential to slow down the process. While...
     Posted by: brendah
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PUBLICATIONS
  • Development of Relational Wisdom and Happiness in Late Adulthood (2017)

    Excerpt: The field of adult development and aging has focused primarily on the issue of well-being of the older adult (Lamb & Freund, 2010; Overton, 2010). Two central issues related to well-being are wisdom and happiness. It is generally assumes that wisdom and happiness increase with age, but this...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: jlmatelski
  • Aging Wisely: Wisdom of Our Elders (2017)

    Abstract: Aging Wisely…Wisdom of our Elders is a unique resource that reflects the ideas, opinions and experiences of a diverse group of senior citizens. Each story provides a unique perspective on the physical, emotional, and social aspects of growing old from those who have made the journey. Caring...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: jlmatelski
  • With Age Comes Wisdom (2017)

    Abstract: Conventional wisdom says that as women in our society age, they disappear from the public sphere and effectively become invisible. As comediennes age, however, they gain, as Kathleen Rowe Karlyn says, “not only the perspective to laugh but also the freedom to do so,” and in this laughter is...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: jlmatelski
  • Wisdom and Aging (2017)

    Abstract: In this chapter, we consider what it means to be wise, and how this is affected by one’s age. We begin by considering the Deep Rationality Theory of wisdom and offer the Ordo Amoris model of wisdom instead as more comprehensive and satisfactory. This second model allows individuals to be wise...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: jlmatelski
  • 12-Item Abbreviated Three-Dimensional Wisdom Scale (3D-WS-12) (2017)

    Abstract: Wisdom has been reported to be associated with better mental health and quality of life among older adults. Over the past decades, there has been considerable growth in empirical research on wisdom, including the development of standardized measures. The 39-item Three-Dimensional Wisdom Scale...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: jlmatelski
  • An Old Man's ABCs (2016)

    A and tell about the first Academic I ever met, the only piece of Advice I got that was helpful, my career as an "Athlete," and something about Aging. Fortunately I have a grandson named Zevediah and tell about two experiences I had with him. In between, as examples, there is Help, Vulnerable...
    (My publication) Posted by: winobu
  • “The Wisdom of Age”: Perspectives on Aging and Growth among *** Older Adults. (2016)

    Abstract: As of 2012, adults age 65 and older represented 13.7% of the United States population (Administration on Aging, 2013). This number is projected to grow to 19% by 2030, with females living to age 90 and outnumbering males 55% to 45% respectively (Centers for Disease Control, 2013, Vincent &...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: jlmatelski
  • Enhancing the Wellbeing and Wisdom of Older Learners: A co-research paradigm (2016)

    Excerpt: This book is not about how to grow old gracefully, invisibly, or scandalously. It is about what some older learners think being involved in an adult education programme means for them and what it might mean for other older people. Their views, their voices, were articulated through a research...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: jlmatelski
  • Development of a 12-Item Abbreviated Three-Dimensional Wisdom Scale (3D-WS-12) Item Selection and Psychometric Properties (2015)

    Abstract: Wisdom has been reported to be associated with better mental health and quality of life among older adults. Over the past decades, there has been considerable growth in empirical research on wisdom, including the development of standardized measures. The 39-item Three-Dimensional Wisdom Scale...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: brendah
  • Perceptions of Successful Aging: Intergenerational Voices Value Well-Being (2015)

    Abstract: This study explored the perceptions of successful aging from intergenerational perspectives. A total of 66 participants were interviewed from three different generations including college students, parents, and grandparents. After qualitative data collection and analyses were used, five conceptual...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: brendah
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DISCUSSIONS
  • How Might Culture Influence Wisdom?

    By Masami Takahashi Masami Takahashi, PhD is a Professor of Psychology and Gerontology at Northeastern Illinois University. His latest research interests include: late adulthood and psychological strengths (e.g., wisdom, spirituality, religiosity); potential factors of longevity in the Blue Zones (geographic...
     Posted by: jlmatelski
  • Conversations on Wisdom: Ursula M. Staudinger

    By Jean Matelski Boulware Ursula M. Staudinger, PhD is a Robert N. Butler Professor of Sociomedical Sciences and Professor of Psychology. She is the director of the Columbia Aging Center at Columbia University. She is a lifespan psychologist and an internationally leading aging researcher. Her research...
     Posted by: brendah
  • From incidental to insightful: Finding creative solutions in our everyday surroundings

    By Alison Trude Have you ever come face-to-face with a tough problem that you just couldn’t solve? That is, until you were in the middle of a nice, long shower or an Orange is the New Black marathon, at which point the answer practically jumped out at you? Then congratulations, you’ve experienced an...
     Posted by: brendah
  • A Senior Moment: Wisdom of the Aged?

    By Leslie Howard “Knowledge comes, but wisdom lingers.” –Alfred Lord Tennyson “The older I grow the more I distrust the familiar doctrine that age brings wisdom” —H. L. Mencken I am fascinated by the wealth of recent studies that give insight into how our brains work, particularly as I am concerned how...
     Posted by: brendah
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