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  • Turning points : Finding experiential forks in the path to wisdom and virtues

    by Howard Nusbaum, Self, Motivation, & Virtue Project People often believe that, by adulthood, the psychology of the way they think, feel, believe, and act is set in stone–that an adult’s personality cannot really change. In part, this may be why people think that wisdom is something unattainable...
     Posted by: jlmatelski
  • Berthold Hoeckner, University of Chicago – Wisdom, Meditation and Ballet Too

    by David Hopper, The Academic Minute Listen to The Academic Minute podcast here Does wisdom come from the mind or does the body have a part to play as well? Berthold Hoeckner, Associate Professor of Music and the Humanities at the University of Chicago, discusses how being in tune with both mind and...
     Posted by: jlmatelski
  • The Wisdom Project: Can science really tell us anything worth knowing about wisdom?

    by Betsy Johnson-Miller, Bearings Can science really tell us anything worth knowing about wisdom? Dr. Howard Nusbaum thinks so. “Wisdom is not a magical thing,” says Nusbaum, principal investigator at the University of Chicago’s Wisdom Research Project. “It’s about solving certain problems and thinking...
     Posted by: jlmatelski
  • Higher Wisdom Is Correlated With A Form Of Dance And Ancient Traditional Practices

    PsyBlog:Understand your Mind Higher wisdom is correlated with these diverse activities. Classical ballet has been linked to increased wisdom by a new study. The research also confirmed that many varieties of meditation are linked to greater wisdom. The link, the researcher shows, is down to how meditation...
     Posted by: jlmatelski
  • Meditation and Ballet Associated with Wisdom, Study Says

    By Greg Borzo, Uchicago News Wisdom is often linked with age, but not all elders are wise. So, what makes a person wise? A new study, “The Relationship between Mental and Somatic Practices and Wisdom,” published Feb. 18, 2016, in PLOS ONE, confirms the age-old conception that meditation is associated...
     Posted by: jlmatelski
  • Conversations on Wisdom: Uncut Interview with Nancy Snow (video)

    by Jason Boulware and Jean Matelski Boulware Nancy Snow, PhD is a philosopher and the director of the Institute for the study of Human Flourishing at the University of Oklahoma. She is also co-director for the Self, Motivation, and Virtue Project which supports research to open avenues of inquiry into...
     Posted by: jlmatelski
  • Teaching Wisdom

    By Linda J. Kobert, UVA Today Walker Redd remembers distinctly his first encounter with a patient as a University of Virginia medical student. This was not, however, the typical first-year assignment, to get a simple medical history from a hospitalized patient. This was a house call, for starters. And...
     Posted by: jlmatelski
  • Grandma’s wisdom a great gift

    By Michele Parente, The San Diego Union-Tribune The old adage “with age comes wisdom” isn’t just a warm and fuzzy way to look at the aging process — it’s a biological function that could provide clues to behavior, brain function and even human evolution itself, according to a top researcher at UC San...
     Posted by: jlmatelski
  • New book puts readers on the path to wisdom

    By Linda B. Glaser, Cornell Chronicle Say you’ve got some money to invest and you’re trying to figure out if the stock market will go up or down. Should you ask one expert’s advice? Or should you ask lots of people what they think? Although it may seem counterintuitive, you’ll likely get the best estimate...
     Posted by: jlmatelski
  • Researchers find way to measure wisdom

    By Karla Tecson, International Business Times Researchers at the University of Southern Queensland are designing a new measure that would "accurately and objectively" capture an individual's level of wisdom. The new psychological measure of wisdom might be able to tell whether you make...
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PUBLICATIONS
  • 12-Item Abbreviated Three-Dimensional Wisdom Scale (3D-WS-12) (2017)

    Abstract: Wisdom has been reported to be associated with better mental health and quality of life among older adults. Over the past decades, there has been considerable growth in empirical research on wisdom, including the development of standardized measures. The 39-item Three-Dimensional Wisdom Scale...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: jlmatelski
  • Positive education of stoic warriors as reflective practitioners in the profession of arms (2017)

    This paper traces connections between Stoicism and Positive Psychology for helping to inform and guide the education of warriors in the Profession of Arms. Peterson and Seligman advocate six core virtues and associated character strengths, which the authors illustrate from the practice of leadership...
    (My publication) Posted by: astricker
  • Exploring the Long-Term Benefits of Adversity: What Is Posttraumatic Wisdom? (2016)

    Abstract: While all major philosophical and theological traditions have argued that experiencing some adversity is a necessary condition for the full development of one’s character, no consensus exists about the nature of the specific virtues, traits, and abilities that might develop in response to adversity...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: jlmatelski
  • SHIFT FROM EDUCATION TO DEVELOPMENT: LEADERS AND COACHES IN SEARCH OF SHARED WISDOM (2016)

    Abstract: This paper presents the results of qualitative study aimed to explore the relationship between the perception of behaviors that support people development, core coaching competences and values supporting them, and wisdom-related values. Our hypothesis was that the reflection on empowering behaviors...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: jlmatelski
  • Understanding Scientific Progress (2016)

    "Understanding Scientific Progress constitutes a potentially enormous and revolutionary advancement in philosophy of science. It deserves to be read and studied by everyone with any interest in or connection with physics or the theory of science. Maxwell cites the work of Hume, Kant, J.S. Mill,...
    (My publication) Posted by: NickMaxwell
  • Searching for Wisdom In Movies: From the Book of Job to Sublime Conversations (2016)

    Abstract : In this volume, Richard Gilmore explores film as a channel through which to engage in philosophical reflection and analyzes the relationship between philosophy and film. This book argues that philosophy and film can and should be used for the amelioration of life’s difficulties and the promotion...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: jlmatelski
  • Wisdom and Hard Times: The Ameliorating Effect of Wisdom on the Negative Association Between Adverse Life Events and Well-Being (2016)

    Abstract : Objectives : Old age is characterized by many physical and social losses that adversely affect subjective well-being (SWB). Yet, past studies have shown that wisdom tends to be positively related to SWB in old age, particularly under adverse circumstances. We tested whether three-dimensional...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: jlmatelski
  • Synthetic wisdom (2016)

    Abstract: Wisdom is a special kind of virtue. It is not to be identified with any outstanding cognitive ability—like having a prodigious memory or knowing a lot. Rather it consists in seeing what is most important and most valuable, either within a particular domain or in life as a whole. In the life...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: jlmatelski
  • Eudaimonia and Wisdom (2016)

    Abstract: Wisdom is an ancient concept that has been the subject of intense psychological investigation since the 1980s. In this chapter, we summarize major findings from several different approaches to studying this elusive concept, from early work focused on its psychometric location to more recent...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: jlmatelski
  • Bildung towards wisdom, through philosophical dialogue in teacher education (2016)

    Abstract: In this article the author discusses the terms Bildung, wisdom, dialogue and philosophical dialogue. The author understands Bildung as the spiritual education of the soul, involving the existential growth and maturation of the individual in her relation to herself, to other people, to the world...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: jlmatelski
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