Wednesday, May 4, 2016
Welcome to the Wisdom Research Network

Wisdom was once regarded as a subject worthy of rigorous scholarly inquiry in order to understand its nature and benefits; however until recently wisdom has been relatively overlooked as a topic for serious scholarly and scientific investigation. It is difficult to imagine a subject more central to the highest aspirations of being human. The study of wisdom holds great promise for shedding light on and opening up new insights for human flourishing.

Supported with funding from the John Templeton Foundation, six research projects led by University of Chicago faculty, in collaboration with scientists at other institutions, will investigate big questions in the field that have the greatest potential of influencing research, education, policy and professions: What is the relationship between expertise and wisdom? How does experience increase wisdom? What is the relationship between cognitive, social and emotional processes in mediating wisdom?

As part of the Wisdom Research project, the Wisdom Research Network website features the latest news and publications on wisdom science, and encourages interdisciplinary discussions about how wisdom can play a role in the professions and in public life.

The Wisdom Project: Can science really tell us anything worth knowing about wisdom?
A brief interview with Dr. Nusbaum about the ongoing work with Wisdom Research Project in Bearings Magazine for the Wisdom edition of their quarterly publication.
A Heart and A Mind: Self-distancing Facilitates the Association Between Heart Rate Variability, and Wise Reasoning
Is HRV related to wiser reasoning and less biased judgments?
Becoming Wise
Becoming Wise is an inquiry into the mystery and art of living. Peabody Award-winning journalist Krista Tippett engages the leading thinkers of our day.
Teaching for Wisdom in an Intergenerational High-School English Class
We hypothesized that participating in an intergenerational high-school classroom would benefit Elders and students by fostering the conditions for groups to develop greater psychological wisdom.
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The H.E.R.O.(E). Model of Wisdom