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NEWS
  • 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...
     Posted by: jlmatelski
  • 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...
     Posted by: jlmatelski
  • 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...
     Posted by: jlmatelski
  • 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...
     Posted by: jlmatelski
  • 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...
     Posted by: jlmatelski
  • 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...
     Posted by: jlmatelski
  • 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...
     Posted by: jlmatelski
  • 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...
     Posted by: jlmatelski
  • 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...
     Posted by: jlmatelski
  • 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...
     Posted by: jlmatelski
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PUBLICATIONS
  • Indigenous Sustainable Wisdom:First-Nation Know-How for Global Flourishing (2019)

    Summary: Indigenous Sustainable Wisdom: First Nation Know-how for Global Flourishing's contributors describe ways of being in the world that reflect a worldview that guided humanity for 99% of human history: They describe the practical traditional wisdom that stems from Nature-based relational cultures...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: jlmatelski
  • Siddhartha's Existential Crisis/Buddha's Resolution (2019)

    So, let us see through this story, Siddhartha as a person, like so many before and after him, who earnestly struggled to resolve some basic existential questions about life; our existence on this planet and the conditions that we are not only subject to, but we create ourselves. This earnest young man...
    (My publication) Posted by: rodger ricketts
  • Siddhartha's Existential Crisis and Buddha's Later Resolution (2019)

    So, let us see through this story, Siddhartha as a person, like so many before and after him, who earnestly struggled to resolve some basic existential questions about life; our existence on this planet and the conditions that we are not only subject to, but we create ourselves. This earnest young man...
    (My publication) Posted by: rodger ricketts
  • Fostering Wisdom in the Classroom, Part 2 (2019)

    Abstract: Advances in both the science and theory of wisdom have made it possible to create sound wisdom curricula and test them in the classroom. This article is a report of one such attempt. We developed a curriculum consistent with theories of wisdom that espouse the following five methods: challenge...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: jlmatelski
  • Wisdom Attitudes and Coping In Life of Psychosomatic Patients (2019)

    Abstract: Wisdom is a capacity, which is needed in coping with difficult problems in life. It can be understood as a special type of problem solving skill. It is getting growing recognition in psychology in general, and in psychotherapy and clinical practice in particular. Goal of the present study is...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: jlmatelski
  • PEACE AND PROSPERITY (2018)

    PEACE AND PROSPERITY The definition of Insanity is doing the same thing over and over and getting the same result, but expecting a Different One. Albert Einstein Watching the Armistice Day ceremonies this year I was reminded of the famous H.G. Wells comment about World War I being ‘the war to end all...
    (My publication) Posted by: rodger ricketts
  • MASTERY AS A MEDIATOR OF THE ASSOCIATION BETWEEN THREE-DIMENSIONAL WISDOM AND SUBJECTIVE HEALTH (2018)

    Abstract: A prior short-term longitudinal study showed that three-dimensional wisdom and subjective health were reciprocally related, but it is not clear what explains this association. An analysis of cross-sectional data of 108 older adults from the US and Canada (age range 62–99 years, M=77.19, SD...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: jlmatelski
  • Practical Wisdom: Thinking Differently About College and University Governance (2018)

    Summary: This series of essays written for trustees and administrative leaders of universities and colleges draws on the authors’ extensive consulting experience, research into the dynamics of boards, and service as trustees, to focus on practical insights that will help readers improve governance. The...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: jlmatelski
  • Positive psychiatry comes of age (2018)

    Excerpt: Positive psychiatry is the science and practice of psychiatry that focuses on psycho-bio-social study and promotion of well-being and health through enhancement of positive psychosocial factors (such as resilience, optimism, wisdom, and social support) in people with illnesses or disabilities...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: jlmatelski
  • An Invitation to Philosophizing: On the Challenges of Philosophy of Education Instruction in B.Ed. Programs (2018)

    This article examines the challenges that "competencies-based assessment" pose for instruction in Bachelor of Education programs where the intent in learning is to invite student-teachers into modes of inquiry that involve loving or "pursuing wisdom."
    (My publication) Posted by: sdsteel
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DISCUSSIONS
  • 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...
     Posted by: jlmatelski
  • 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...
     Posted by: jlmatelski
  • 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...
     Posted by: jlmatelski
  • 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...
     Posted by: jlmatelski
  • Wisdom in Understanding the Language of Law

    By Howard C. Nusbaum When I taught an undergraduate class on wisdom research at the University of Chicago a couple of years ago, students often conceptualized wisdom in terms of wise advice. This is generally a common idea about wisdom. Rather than thinking of wisdom in Aristotelian terms of wise action...
     Posted by: brendah
  • Rosewood Report, Part 8: Concluding Thoughts

    By Valerie Tiberius At end the of July, 2010, a small group of philosophers and psychologists met at the Rosewood Inn in Hastings, Minnesota to talk about wisdom. This series of blog posts highlights key questions that emerged from that discussion. Please join our conversation by commenting on this discussion...
     Posted by: Anna Gomberg
  • The Rosewood Report: Questions about Wisdom, Part 1

    By Valerie Tiberius At end the of July, 2010, a small group of philosophers and psychologists met at the Rosewood Inn in Hastings, Minnesota to talk about wisdom. The workshop included five sessions. The first four sessions were organized around presentations by a philosopher and a psychologist on the...
     Posted by: Anna Gomberg
  • What is wise counsel? Part III

    by Keith Whitaker, Defining Wisdom Grantee Wise Counsel Research— www.wisecounselresearch.org To continue our discussion of wisdom and wise counsel in the context of comedy, on June 1 our reading group discussed Kingsley Amis’ Lucky Jim . We began with the question, “What is Jim’s luck?” and with the...
     Posted by: wattawa
  • What is wise counsel? Part II.

    by Keith Whitaker, Defining Wisdom Grantee Wise Counsel Research— www.wisecounselresearch.org After our recent conversation about the Fool in King Lear , our reading group decided to pursue wisdom in a comic context, with the character of Jeeves—the seemingly omniscient “gentleman’s gentleman”—in the...
     Posted by: wattawa
  • How are happiness and wisdom related?

    “Defining Wisdom” is an interdisciplinary research program within the Arete Initiative at The University of Chicago. Twenty groups of researchers from a wide range of disciplines have been awarded two-year grants under the program to investigate the nature and benefits of wisdom. As a group, we have...
     Posted by: wattawa
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