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NEWS
  • 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
  • Wisdom is one virtue that improves with age

    By Val Farmer | INFORUM "There is one quality that improves with age. That quality happens to be a wonderful virtue. It is wisdom. Wisdom encompasses other virtues. Wisdom incorporates other virtues that are essential to happiness. A wise person will have embraced principles of love, service and...
     Posted by: A. J. Stasic
  • Tapping the Investing Wisdom of Crowds

    By David Bogoslaw from Businessweek "Can a sentiment survey of a bunch of individual investors actually predict stock price performance? Crowd Technologies—a neophyte online investing community whose Web site Piqqem enables people to vote on the direction they believe individual stocks will follow...
     Posted by: A. J. Stasic
  • The wisdom of teenagers

    "A report by a 15-year-old work experience student at an investment banking firm, about teenagers and the media, says young people don't listen to the radio, go to the cinema or use Twitter. But are there other teenage habits that might come as a surprise? When Matthew Robson, on work experience...
     Posted by: A. J. Stasic
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PUBLICATIONS
  • "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
  • Positive Wisdom for Climate Change Awareness: John Crookall-Greening (2013)

    Abstract: This tribute outlines some of the contributions that John Crookall-Greening made to society—fighting nuclear arms and helping local communities become more climate change resilient. It also outlines some of John’s endearing traits, which together constituted a positive force inspiring many...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: brendah
  • A Route to Well-being: Intelligence vs. Wise Reasoning (2013)

    Abstract: Laypeople and many social scientists assume that superior reasoning abilities lead to greater well-being. However, previous research has been inconclusive. This may be because prior investigators used operationalizations of reasoning that favored analytic as opposed to wise thinking. We assessed...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: brendah
  • My New Book The Buddha's Teachings: Seeing without Illusion - revised/expanded ed (2013)

    My new book incorporates the writings of contemporary Buddhist scholar, psychologists, cognitive scientists and physicists to provide a fascinating and authoritative framework for the interpretation of the Buddha's teachings. In this revised and expanded edition, the Eightfold Path and the practice...
    (My publication) Posted by: rodger ricketts
  • A Handbook of Practical Wisdom Leadership, Organization and Integral Business Practice (2013)

    Edited by Wendelin Küpers and David Pauleen, both at the School of Management, Massey University, Albany, New Zealand Throughout history, wisdom has been exalted in many cultures as a resource and has become increasingly important for dealing with the challenges of current complex business contexts....
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: brendah
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