Correlates of Wisdom

Ardelt, M., & Oh, H. (2016). Correlates of Wisdom. The Encyclopedia of Adulthood and Aging.

Abstract: Several rating measures and standardized scales of general and personal wisdom have been developed, ranging from cognitive to noncognitive assessments of wisdom. Although correlations of wisdom partly depend on its measurement, several general patterns emerge: Personality qualities related to human development, psychological well-being, a concern for others, and openness to experience are consistent predictors of wisdom; standardized scales of personal wisdom are positively related to subjective well-being; age seems to have a curvilinear association with wisdom across the lifespan, with lower scores during the early and last years of life; and gender is unrelated and education positively related to cognitively oriented wisdom (sub)scales. It appears that wise persons know how to live a life that is happy, fulfilling, and directed toward the well-being of others.

Read the article: Ardelt, M., & Oh, H. (2016). Correlates of Wisdom. The Encyclopedia of Adulthood and Aging.



(Something interesting I found)Posted:Jan 01 2016, 12:00 AM by jlmatelski
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