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  • Wisdom Doesn’t Come With Age, But It Can Be Learned By All

    by Katrin Blawat, SUDDEUTSCHE ZEITUNG, English edition by Tanja Hofbauer -WORLDCRUNCH Rick Levenson, a professor of psychology at Oregon State University, has conducted research at several esteemed U.S. institutes and published an impressive number of scientific papers. This is laudable, obviously, and...
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  • 7 elements of wisdom that can make you happier as you age

    by Christopher Bergland, Psychology Today In a counterintuitive finding, researchers have discovered that a surprisingly large number of Americans are getting happier and happier as they age. Apparently, getting older doesn't inherently lead to a deterioration of physical and psychological well-being...
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  • TedMed Talk: Dilip Jeste on Seeking Wisdom in Graying Matter

    TedMed2016 Watch the latest TedMed2016 talk with Dr. Dilip Jeste as he answers the following questions: How do we define wisdom? Where in the brain is wisdom located? Does wisdom increase with aging and for what purpose? How can an aging brain allow for growth of wisdom? Dilip Jeste is a renowned geriatric...
     Posted by: jlmatelski
  • Conversations on Wisdom: UnCut interview with Ursula M. Staudinger (video)

    by Jason Boulware and Jean Matelski Boulware Ursula M. Staudinger, PhD is a Robert N. Butler Professor of Sociomedical Sciences and Professor of Psychology. She is the director of the Columbia Aging Center at Columbia University. She is a lifespan psychologist and an internationally leading aging researcher...
     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...
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  • ‘Grandparent genes’ discovered by scientists: Grandparents are genetically programmed to care for their grandchildren

    By Sarah Knapton, The Telegraph Genes which ensure the survival of grandparents so that they can care for grandchildren and pass on wisdom to future generations, have been found by scientists. Special gene variants, which appear in large numbers in humans, appear to protect against dementia and heart...
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  • Watch 7- to 93-year-olds share life lessons (video)

    By Dan MacLeod, Bangor Daily News “Don’t listen to other people’s advice. Nobody knows what the hell they’re doing.” That’s advice from a 93-year-old to someone two years younger. It’s part of this great video from Wiretap, a Canadian Broadcasting Corporation show that recently called it quits after...
     Posted by: brendah
  • With age comes wisdom: Largest ever brain scan analysis reveals secrets of ageing

    By Stephen Chen, South China Morning Post As we age, the centre of activity in our brains shifts from the back to the front, the largest ever study of its kind has revealed, giving scientists a better understanding of the effects of ageing and opening up the potential to slow down the process. While...
     Posted by: brendah
  • With Age Comes Wisdom, and Some Concerns for Candidates

    By Murali Doraiswamy, The New York Times What are the odds of a president’s cognitive abilities declining substantially while in office? The Constitution has a lower age limit of 35, but no upper age limit. Even one of the 55,000 American centenarians alive today could still legally run for president...
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  • How To Forgive: Wisdom From The Deathbed

    By Susan R. Dolan, Huffington Post By anyone's standards, Jack was a remarkable man. Not because he took an extended leave from his successful business to spend time with his dying mother. Not because he came to the nursing home every day during the last four months of her life. Not because he brought...
     Posted by: brendah
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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: Ursula M. Staudinger

    By Jean Matelski Boulware Ursula M. Staudinger, PhD is a Robert N. Butler Professor of Sociomedical Sciences and Professor of Psychology. She is the director of the Columbia Aging Center at Columbia University. She is a lifespan psychologist and an internationally leading aging researcher. Her research...
     Posted by: brendah
  • From incidental to insightful: Finding creative solutions in our everyday surroundings

    By Alison Trude Have you ever come face-to-face with a tough problem that you just couldn’t solve? That is, until you were in the middle of a nice, long shower or an Orange is the New Black marathon, at which point the answer practically jumped out at you? Then congratulations, you’ve experienced an...
     Posted by: brendah
  • A Senior Moment: Wisdom of the Aged?

    By Leslie Howard “Knowledge comes, but wisdom lingers.” –Alfred Lord Tennyson “The older I grow the more I distrust the familiar doctrine that age brings wisdom” —H. L. Mencken I am fascinated by the wealth of recent studies that give insight into how our brains work, particularly as I am concerned how...
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