Anna Gomberg


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University of Chicago CCSN

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Recent Publications
Successful aging: Choosing wisdom over despair
Journal of Psychosocial Nursing and Mental Health Services, Vol 49(3), Mar 2011, 23-26 By Joanne C. Giblin Abstract: This article defines wisdom and despair as choices for cognitively intact older adults. Some individuals are able to integrate the conditions of old age while others respond in ways that inhibit effective integration. The...
David Hume and the "Politics of Humanity"
Political Theory, Vol 39(2), 205-233 By Ryan P. Hanley Abstract: Recently a call has gone up for a revival of the “politics of humanity.” But what exactly is the “politics of humanity”? For illumination this paper turns to Hume’s analysis of humanity’s foundational role in morality and modern...
Conceptualizing and Measuring Wisdom: A Reply to Ardelt
Experimental Aging Research, Vol 37(2), Mar 2011, 256-259 By Matthew Taylor, Glen Bates and Jeffrey Dean Webster The authors reply to Ardelt's comment (see record 2011-06003-006) on their original paper (see record 2011-06003-001) comparing the 3D-WS and SAWS and discuss the SAWS relative to cognition, critical...
Local Wisdom and Health Promotion: Barrier or Catalyst?
Asia-Pacific Journal of Public Health, Vol 23(2), Apr 2011, 127-132 By Alessandro Demaio The respectful, appropriate use of local wisdom (LW) in health promotion increases penetration and longevity of positive behavior change. Collaborations based on mutual respect, flexibility and trust between health program organizers...
Psychological Wisdom Research: Commonalities and Differences in a Growing Field
Annual Review of Psychology, Vol. 62: 215-241 By Ursula M. Staudinger and Judith Glück Abstract: Wisdom represents a fruitful topic for psychological investigations for at least two reasons. First, the study of wisdom emphasizes the search for the continued optimization and the further cultural evolution...
Comparing the Psychometric Properties of Two Measures of Wisdom: Predicting Forgiveness and Psychological Well-Being with the Self-Assessed Wisdom Scale (SAWS) and the Three-Dimensional Wisdom Scale (3D-WS)
Experimental Aging Research, Vol 37(2), 129-141 By Matthew Taylor, Glen Bates and Jeffrey Dean Webster Abstract: Two recently developed scales of wisdom were compared on their abilities to have their dimensional structure replicated and to predict relevant personality (i.e., forgiveness) and life satisfaction...
The measurement of wisdom: A commentary on Taylor, Bates, and Webster's comparison of the SAWS and 3D-WS.
Experimental Aging Research, Vol 37(2): 241-255 By Monika Ardelt Abstract: In a commentary on Taylor, Bates, and Webster's article, the author (a) clarifies the development and assessment of the Three-Dimensional Wisdom Scale (3D-WS); (b) describes the difference between the essential components...
Identity styles and wisdom during emerging adulthood: Relationships with mindfulness and savoring
Identity: An International Journal of Theory and Research, Vol 11(2), Apr 2011, 155-180 By Sherry L. Beaumont Erikson’s (1968) supposition about the importance of mature identity for wisdom was examined by testing the hypothesis that informational identity processing is uniquely associated with wisdom and with related positive subjective...
Being a Good Ruler in a Deviant Community: Aristotle's Account of the Polity
Polis: The Journal of the Society for the Study of Greek Political Thought, 27(1), 58-79 By Elena Irrera Abstract: In 'Politics' III, 4.1277a15-16 Aristotle presents 'phronesis' as the characteristic excellence of the good ruler. Difficulties arise when we consider that, on his view, a good ruler should 'always' be...
Mindfulness and the Cognitive Neuroscience of Attention and Awareness
Zygon: Journal of Religion and Science, 45(3), 627-646 By Antonino Raffone, Angela Tagini, and Narayanan Srinivasan Abstract: Mindfulness can be understood as the mental ability to focus on the direct and immediate perception or monitoring of the present moment with a state of open and nonjudgmental awareness...
Successful aging through the eyes of Alaska Natives: Exploring generational differences among Alaska Natives.
Journal of Cross-Cultural Gerontology, Vol 25(4), Dec 2010, 385-396 By Lewis P. Jordan Abstract: There is very little research on Alaska Native (AN) elders and how they subjectively define a successful older age. The lack of a culturally-specific definition often results in the use of a generic definition that portrays...
A Rational Heuristic Model of Economic Decision-Making
Rationality and Society, Vol 22(4), Nov 2010, 477-504 By Anna Grandori A conspicuous ‘hole’ lies between the ‘rational-choice’ paradigm and the ‘behavioral decision-making’ paradigm. The ‘missing model’ is ‘heuristic’ (research-based) yet ‘rational’ (non-biasing): a set of methods for the logically sound...
Laypeople's Conceptions of Wisdom and Its Development: Cognitive and Integrative Views
The Journals of Gerontology, Vol. 66B(3) 321-324 By Judith Glück and Susan Bluck Objectives. This study examined individual differences in laypeople's conceptions of wisdom using a person-oriented approach, as previous studies using a priori group variables may have underestimated the variability...
Wisdom of the crowd or technicity of content? Wikipedia as a sociotechnical system
New Media & Society, Vol 12(8), Dec 2010, 1368-1387 By Sabine Niederer and José van Dijck Wikipedia is often considered as an example of 'collaborative knowledge'. Researchers have contested the value of Wikipedia content on various accounts. Some have disputed the ability of anonymous amateurs...
Profiting with Honor: Cicero’s Vision of Leadership
Journal of Business Ethics, Vol 97(1), Nov 2010, 21-33 By George Bragues This article attempts to uncover the relevance of Cicero’s thought to present-day management through an analysis of his last philosophical study, On Duties. Applying a methodology grounded in Socratic skepticism, Cicero synthesizes the...
Commentary: Neuroenhancement: Wisdom of the Masses or ”False Phronesis”?
Clinical Pharmacology & Therapeutics, (2010) 88 4, 459–461 By D. Larriviere and M. A. Williams Abstract: Neuroenhancement (NE) refers to the use of prescription medications by healthy persons to boost their cognitive skills. This growing phenomenon represents a potential market not only for pharmaceutical manufacturers...
Are Older Adults Wiser Than College Students? A Comparison of Two Age Cohorts
Journal of Adult Development, Volume 17, Issue 4, Pages 193-207 By Monika Ardelt Abstract: This study examined whether (a) older adults are wiser than college students, (b) college-educated older adults are wiser than current college students, and (c) wise older adults show evidence of personal growth. Using a sample...
The Role of Emotional Wisdom in Salespersons' Relationships with Colleagues and Customers
Psychology & Marketing, Volume 27, Issue 11, pages 1001–1031, November 2010 By Richard P. Bagozzi, Frank Belschak, Willem Verbek Abstract: Emotional wisdom is defined as a set of seven dimensions of basic skills and meta-narratives concerning how to regulate emotions within specific domains in such a way that the individual's...
The Long-Term Effects of World War II Combat Exposure on Later Life Well-Being Moderated by Generativity
Research in Human Development, Volume 7, Issue 3 July 2010 , pages 202 - 220 By Monika Ardelta, Scott D. Landesa and George E. Vaillant Abstract: According to theories of stress-related growth, coping with traumatic events can lead to greater psychosocial maturity in resilient individuals or psychosocial maladjustment in less...
Democracy Under Uncertainty
Psychological Review, 9/6/2010, epub ahead of print Democracy Under Uncertainty: The Wisdom of Crowds and the Free-Rider Problem in Group Decision Making By Tatsuya Kameda, Takafumi Tsukasaki, Reid Hastie, Nathan Berg Abstract: We introduce a game theory model of individual decisions to cooperate by contributing...
Wisdom of Crowds Versus Wisdom of Linguists: Measuring the Semantic Relatedness of Words
Natural Language Engineering, (2010) 16: 25-59 by Torsten Zesch and Iryna Gurevych In this article, we present a comprehensive study aimed at computing semantic relatedness of word pairs. We analyze the performance of a large number of semantic relatedness measures proposed in the literature with...
Practical wisdom and the development of cross-cultural knowledge management
European Journal of International Management, Volume 4, Number 4 / 2010 Practical wisdom and the development of cross-cultural knowledge management: a global leadership perspective By David J. Pauleen, David Rooney, and Nigel J. Holden Abstract: This paper responds to calls for pragmatic context-dependent cross-cultural scholarship...
Teaching Practical Wisdom in Medicine through Clinical Judgement
Journal of Medical Ethics, Volume 36, Issue 9, Pages 558-562 Teaching practical wisdom in medicine through clinical judgement, goals of care, and ethical reasoning by Lauris Christopher Kaldjian Clinical decision making is a challenging task that requires practical wisdom—the practised ability to help patients...
Moral Judgments Recruit Domain-General Valuation Mechanisms to Integrate Representations of Probability and Magnitude
Neuron, Volume 67, Issue 4, 26 August 2010, Pages 667-677 Moral Judgments Recruit Domain-General Valuation Mechanisms to Integrate Representations of Probability and Magnitude By Amitai Shenhav and Joshua D. Greene "Many important moral decisions, particularly at the policy level, require the evaluation...
Are Health and Happiness the Product of Wisdom? The Relationship of General Mental Ability to Educational and Occupational Attainment, Health, and Well-Being
The Journal of Applied Psychology, Volume 95, Issue 3, May 2010, Pages 454-468 By Timothy A. Judge, Remus Iliesb and Nikolaos Dimotakisb Abstract: This study tested a structural model explaining the effects of general mental ability on economic, physical, and subjective well-being. A model was proposed that linked general mental...
The Meaning of Wisdom and Its Development Throughout Life- Chapter
The Handbook of Life-Span Development, Volume 1, Cognition, Biology, and Methods By Karelitz, T. M., Jarvin, L., & Sternberg, R. J. "Wisdom is a valuable virtue that has been praised, appreciated, and studied throughout the span of human civilization. Yet, wisdom is hard to achieve and harder to apply to one’s life. This...
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