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  • Wise reasoning: Context matters (Video)

    Center for Practical Wisdom inaugural research forum presentation "Wise reasoning: Context matters" by Igor Grossmann, Assistant Professor, Psychology, University of Waterloo, Canada. Watch this video and previous wisdom research presentaions on the Wisdom Research Youtube channel . Photo courtesy...
     Posted by: jlmatelski
  • To Defuse an Argument, Think About the Future

    by Alex C. Huynh, Harvard Business Review If you’re caught up in conflict with someone, there are a few practical strategies that can help you resolve the situation. These strategies include seeking compromise, taking the other person’s perspective, being humble, trying to forgive, and not casting blame...
     Posted by: jlmatelski
  • Pathological Demand Avoidance, Is wisdom a trait or a state, Anxiety-free comedy gigs

    By Claudia Hammond, BBC Radio4 Click here to listen to the podcast Claudia Hammond's guest is Mathijs Lucassen - lecturer in mental health at the Open University. Pathological demand avoidance is a developmental condition where children resist the demands of everyday life, and they can have extreme...
     Posted by: jlmatelski
  • How to be wiser: What is wisdom? And can you learn it?

    By Claudia Hammond, BBC News Wisdom is something that’s hard to define and yet somehow we know it when we see it. The wise people stay calm in a crisis. They can step back and see the bigger picture. They’re thoughtful and self-reflective. They recognise the limits of their own knowledge, consider alternative...
     Posted by: jlmatelski
  • Wisdom is more of a state than a trait

    by Christian Jarrett, Research Digest We all know the kind of person who did really well at school and uni but can’t seem to help themselves from forever making bad mistakes in real life. And then there are those characters who might not be surgeons or rocket scientists but have this uncanny ability...
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  • Study finds that our level of wisdom varies depending on the situation

    University of Waterloo press release While we may think of some people are consistently wise, we actually demonstrate different levels of wisdom from one situation to the next, and factors such as whether we are alone or with friends can affect it, according to new research from the University of Waterloo...
     Posted by: jlmatelski
  • The Superior Social Skills of Bilinguals

    by Katherine Kinzler, The New York Times BEING bilingual has some obvious advantages. Learning more than one language enables new conversations and new experiences. But in recent years, psychology researchers have demonstrated some less obvious advantages of bilingualism, too. For instance, bilingual...
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  • Conversations on Wisdom: Igor Grossmann

    By Jean Matelski Boulware Igor Grossmann, PhD is an Assistant Professor of Psychology of the University of Waterloo in Canada. His research interests concern many topics including emotion and cognition, aging, and culture. He is currently exploring processes that enable individuals to think and act wisely...
     Posted by: brendah
  • What makes a decision wise?

    Wisdom: “It’s the Context, Stupid.” In his recent blog “Can wisdom be taught with words?” Howard Nusbaum points to research suggesting that intelligence is context-specific, and Howard builds on this idea to propose that wisdom, too, may be “specific to particular contexts.” I think not only that wisdom...
     Posted by: wattawa
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