Wisdom and Well Being

Zacher, H., & Staudinger, U. M. (2018). Wisdom and well-being. In E. Diener, S. Oishi, & L. Tay (Eds.), Handbook of Well-Being. Noba Scholar Handbook series: Subjective well-being. Salt Lake City, UT: DEF publishers. DOI:nobascholar.com

Abstract: The literature that has investigated the association between wisdom and well-being has yielded conflicting results ranging from positive associations through zero to even negative associations. After defining and explaining the central constructs, the chapter will provide a review of this literature. While it seems intuitively right that wisdom should be positively associated with well-being, researchers have argued that the association depends on the type of definition and measurement of wisdom and well-being. The chapter will review and discuss the association between wisdom and well-being as a function of the notion and assessment of these constructs and will interpret the seemingly contradictory findings accordingly. Furthermore, the distinction between two types of positive personality development, that is, adjustment and growth, is used to help clarify the relationship between wisdom and subjective and psychological well-being. We conclude with a discussion of directions for future research on wisdom and well- being.

Read the chapter: Zacher, H., & Staudinger, U. M. (2018). Wisdom and well-being. In E. Diener, S. Oishi, & L. Tay (Eds.), Handbook of Well-Being. Noba Scholar Handbook series: Subjective well-being. Salt Lake City, UT: DEF publishers. DOI:nobascholar.com



(Something interesting I found)Posted:Feb 01 2018, 12:00 AM by jlmatelski
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