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  • A Healthy Substitute for Willpower

    from Psychology Today by J.D. Trout "I have always loved bourbon, and as a graduate student, I loved it regularly. Back then, I drank with friends routinely. But most of us also value a life free from nagging temptation. What to do? If you change the person's environment, you can break the connection...
     Posted by: wattawa
  • Itineraries Issue on Wisdom

    The fall, 2009 issue of Itineraries is titled "The Harvest of Wisdom" and focuses on elder wisdom. Table of Contents Caroline Bassett Elder Wisdom Drew Leder The Tao of Longevity Margaret Owen Thorpe Bird Wisdom Robert C. Atchley Serving from Spirit Jane F. Gilgun The Yellow Brick Road of Not...
     Posted by: wattawa
  • In Character Issue on Wisdom

    The Fall 2009 issue of In Character, a publication dedicated to exploring single virtues from different persepctives, explores the concept of wisdom. Table of Contents Charlotte Hays More Than Knowledge William Desmond Wisdom of the Ages Charlotte Allen Athena's Surprising Portfolio Michael Walzer...
     Posted by: wattawa
  • How we read each other's minds

    By Rebecca Saxe | TED.com "Sensing the motives and feelings of others is a natural talent for humans. But how do we do it? Here, Rebecca Saxe shares fascinating lab work that uncovers how the brain thinks about other peoples' thoughts -- and judges their actions." Watch the video . Image...
     Posted by: A. J. Stasic
  • We Are All Madoffs

    By David P. Barash | The Chronicle "Everybody hates Bernard Madoff, and for good reason. He bilked hundreds—thousands—of people out of billions, perhaps tens of billions, of dollars, destroyed numerous life savings, ruined the future prospects of many of those who had trusted him, all the while...
     Posted by: A. J. Stasic
  • What Makes Us Wise?

    By Julia Moulden | Huffington Post "Is thinking about wisdom part of getting older? Lately, I've been wondering what wisdom is. Here's how my dictionary defines it, "Understanding what is true, right, or lasting." I've been living with that definition to see if it seems, well...
     Posted by: A. J. Stasic
  • Mastery

    By Jim Selman | Huffington Post "Over the course of my lifetime, I have heard many 'bottom-line' bits of wisdom. For example, "the key to happiness is loving what you do". Or, "at the end of the day, you can either resist life or surrender and live life on life's terms"...
     Posted by: A. J. Stasic
  • Twisdom: Twitter Wisdom

    By Tom Morris | Huffington Post "The popular social media website Twitter has turned into the world's greatest cocktail party, and no one has to clean up afterwards, or even pay the tab. It's the new electronic campfire we sit around to talk and laugh and even sing. It's an endless conversation...
     Posted by: A. J. Stasic
  • Happiness: A buyer’s guide

    By Drake Bennett "Can money buy happiness? Since the invention of money, or nearly enough, people have been telling one another that it can’t. Philosophers and gurus, holy books and self-help manuals have all warned of the futility of equating material gain with true well-being. Modern research...
     Posted by: A. J. Stasic
  • How to turn knowledge into wisdom

    By Alice Landry | Examiner "Knowledge is information that you've been exposed to and integrated into your mind as something you know and are aware of. Once you've been presented with something new and learn about it, at what point does that knowledge translate into wisdom? True wisdom is...
     Posted by: A. J. Stasic
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  • "On the Need for Dionysian Education in Schools Today" (2014)

    Although much has been written about Nietzsche's views on education over the years, and much has also been written about Dionysus, god of wine and ecstasy, very little attention has been given to the meaning of, and need for, Dionysian education. This article is an attempt to begin that project....
    (My publication) Posted by: sdsteel
  • Management wisdom in perspective: Are you virtuous enough to succeed in volatile times? (2014)

    This paper presents findings from a grounded research project investigating the question, what is the relationship between wisdom and management decision making? In one of the first empirical studies investigating wisdom and management, thirty-seven New Zealand managers and executives were interviewed...
    (My publication) Posted by: Shahrokhsa
  • What Promotes Wisdom in 12-Step Recovery? (2014)

    Abstract: Research investigations on 12-step groups such as Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and Narcotics Anonymous (NA) have addressed a number of resources associated with 12-step recovery. However, little is known about the role of wisdom and whether aspects of 12-step participation might increase this...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: brendah
  • “Gratitude Is With Me All the Time”: How Gratitude Relates to Wisdom (2014)

    Abstract: Objectives. This study investigated the relationship of gratitude to wisdom. Both constructs are conceptually related to self-reflectivity, but they differ in their emphasis on extrapersonal resources. Previous wisdom research has focused mainly on intrapersonal capacities. Method. In Study...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: brendah
  • "Katabasis in the Setting of Plato's Symposium Revisited" (Parts 1 to 3) (2014)

    This article revisits a strand of Plato scholarship on the nature of wisdom's pursuit that began ten years ago. In the original 2004 article by this author, attention was drawn to how "descent" or katabasis imagery is replete throughout the drama of Plato's Symposium , whereas "ascent"...
    (My publication) Posted by: sdsteel
  • The Voice of Wisdom: New Insights on Social Impressions of Aging Voices (2014)

    Abstract: To understand better how age-related physical qualities affect age stereotyping, this research investigated the social judgments young adult listeners make when they hear the voices of younger, middle-aged, and older adult speakers. Ninety-six listeners judged 24 speakers (22-79 years in age...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: brendah
  • Defining and Assessing Wisdom: A Review of the Literature (2013)

    Abstract: With increasing longevity and a growing focus on successful aging, there has been a recent growth of research designed to operationalize and assess wisdom. We aimed to (1) investigate the degree of overlap among empirical definitions of wisdom, (2) identify the most commonly cited wisdom subcomponents...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: brendah
  • How Universities Can Help Create a Wiser World: The Urgent Need for an Academic Revolution (2013)

    Scientific knowledge and technological know-how have unquestionably brought great benefits to humanity. But they have also made possible – even caused – our current global crises, above all the impending crisis of global warming. In this book, I argue that we need urgently to bring about a revolution...
    (My publication) Posted by: NickMaxwell
  • Wisdom and Good Lives: A Process Perspective (2013)

    Abstract: Wisdom and good lives are related. On one hand, judgments about whether wisdom has been manifested are often based on conceptions of what is a good life. On the other hand, wisdom, as manifested by human endeavors throughout history which contributed to the common good over the long term, can...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: brendah
  • Warrior for Climate Science and Awareness: Stephen Schneider (2013)

    Abstract: This tribute outlines some of the major contributions that Stephen H. Schneider made to climate change science and to communication about that science to help a broader audience understand it in an educated manner, and realize that urgent decisions are needed, even with incomplete information...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: brendah
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