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  • Conversations on Wisdom: Podcast with Jon Kabat-Zinn

    by Jean Matelski Boulware Click here to listen to the podcast and listen to other Center for Practical Wisdom Podcasts on our Soundcloud page ! As the founder of the Stress Reduction Clinic and the Center for mindfulness in Medicine at the University of Massachusetts Medical school, Jon Kabat-Zinn's...
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  • Leaders Seeking Wisdom Need An Ethical Dimension

    by Roger Trapp, Forbes Many people would perhaps not be surprised to learn that nearly three-quarters of business leaders had felt the need to take a professional decision that was at odds with their own ethical principles because of business pressures. What is more surprising is that fewer than half...
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  • Center for Practical Wisdom Research Forum: Masami Takahashi 2017 (video)

    Wise but unhappy? The complicated relationship between wisdom and happiness The following is a recorded presentation of Masami Takahashi, Professor in the Department of Psychology from Northeastern Illinois University at the University of Chicago Center for Practical Wisdom Research Forum in August 2017...
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  • Center for Practical Wisdom Research Forum: Igor Grossmann 2017 (video)

    Wisdom, Balance and Bias: Towards a process sensitive measurement of wisdom-related qualities The following is a recorded presentation of Igor Grossmann, Associate Professor of Psychology and Director of the Wisdom and Culture Laboratory from the University of Waterloo, Cananda at the University of Chicago...
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  • EBW Wisdom Profile Series: Ursula M. Staudinger

    On Wisdom, Personality Adjustment and Growth Ursula M. Staudinger is Founding Director of The Columbia Aging Centre and a lifespan psychologist. As well as having developed the much-celebrated Berlin Wisdom Paradigm with Paul Baltes in the 1980s, she has more recently developed the Bremen Measure of...
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  • Living in the Eternal Now, Wisdom Comes With Age

    by Paul Ebeling, Live Trading News Successful older people’s ability to live long, and be success at the things they poured their lives into during the years, came from their complete lack of desire to conform to anyone else’s needs or demands. Notably: When we are young, there is a lot of peer pressure...
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  • All-round education: What makes someone educated?

    by Pushpa Priya, The Himalayan Times Education is a balance of knowledge and wisdom. One ought to be mindful that knowledge without wisdom is more or less like a driver without control, which could lead to disaster. Firstly we should try to define education. Whom do we really address as the educated...
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  • Working class people are WISER when it comes to dealing with others than their middle class counterparts, claim scientists

    by Tim Collins, DailyMail.co.uk Experts asked participants about their reasoning about interpersonal conflicts They found that more affluent individuals and regions reasoned less wisely Less wealthy people spend more time considering the impact of their decisions This is necessary in order to coordinate...
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  • Virtue, Practical Wisdom & Professional Education

    by The Jubilee Centre for Character and Virtues The Virtue, Practical Wisdom and Professional Education research report was published on 8th December 2017. The report describes the methods employed in developing, implementing, and piloting a new online intervention, entitled Character in the Professions...
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  • Wisdom Research Forum 2017: Kathryn Schertz (video)

    A thought in the park: The influence of naturalness and low level visual features on expressed thought The following is a recorded presentation of Kathryn Schertz, Doctoral Student in the Environmental Neuroscience Lab from the University of Chicago at the University of Chicago Center for Practical Wisdom...
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  • How Mindfulness Meditation Leads to Greater Wisdom

    Community Contribution By Sally Perkins Can mindfulness meditation be a powerful tool to attain a greater level of wisdom? By wresting our mind of excesses, rather than burdening it with too much information, we can achieve deeper clarity, empathy, and calm (Kingsbury, 2009; Kemper & Khirallah, 2015;...
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  • Can being in nature foster wisdom?

    Community Contribution by Sally Perkins The complexities of wisdom may lead some to argue that wisdom cannot be taught . While knowledge can be acquired from books by anyone who is willing to do the reading, wisdom appears to be a much broader and vague concept. It involves the ability to apply your...
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  • Conversations on Wisdom: Krista Tippett

    By Jean Matelski Boulware Krista Tippett is a Peabody Award-winning broadcaster and New York Times best-selling author. In 2014, she received the National Humanities Medal from President Obama for “thoughtfully delving into the mysteries of human existence.” On Being pursues concepts of wisdom and knowledge...
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  • Conversations on Wisdom: john a. powell

    By Jean Matelski Boulware As an internationally recognized expert in the areas of civil rights and civil liberties, john a. powell is known for his work in a wide range of issues including race, ethnicity, poverty, and democracy. He is the Executive Director of the Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive...
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  • Can Hitler be wise?

    Following a recent Wisdom Research Forum (July 14, 2016), hosted by the Center for Practical Wisdom, participants reflected upon some of the discussions of the meeting. One topic emerged around the idea of whether or not people such as Hitler or Stalin could be associated with wisdom in the sense that...
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  • Pottery and the Eternal Style of Wisdom

    by Philip Kao As a visiting assistant professor of Cultural Anthropology at the University of Pittsburgh, Dr. Philip Kao’s research and teaching focuses on wisdom, aging, personhood, gender, and the anthropology of development. He is the editor of Anthropology & Aging , an international journal intent...
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  • Conversations on Wisdom: Barry Schwartz

    By Jean Matelski Boulware As a professor of psychology at Swarthmore College for 45 years, Barry Schwartz, PhD has focused his work on decision making, wisdom, and work satisfaction. His interests lie in the intersection between economics, morality and psychology. As one of the most notable public scholars...
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  • How Might Culture Influence Wisdom?

    By Masami Takahashi Masami Takahashi, PhD is a Professor of Psychology and Gerontology at Northeastern Illinois University. His latest research interests include: late adulthood and psychological strengths (e.g., wisdom, spirituality, religiosity); potential factors of longevity in the Blue Zones (geographic...
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  • Conversations on Wisdom: Richard J. Davidson

    By Jean Matelski Boulware Richard J. Davidson, PhD, is a renowned neuroscientist and one of the world’s leading experts on the impact of contemplative practices, such as meditation, on the brain. He is the founder of the Center for Healthy Minds at the Waisman Center, University of Wisconsin-Madison...
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  • Conversations on Wisdom: Theodore Richards

    By Jean Matelski Boulware Theodore Richards is the founder and director of the Chicago Wisdom Project. The mission of the Chicago Wisdom Project is to re-imagine education through holistic programming that transforms individual, community, and world through creative expression. He is the author of Handprints...
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