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  • Michael Brannigan: Wisdom does come with age

    By Michael Brannigan, timesunion.com Reminders of our finitude always lurk close by, like Ezekiel Emanuel's article in last month's Atlantic, "Why I Hope to Die at 75." The head of the Clinical Bioethics Department at the National Institutes of Health gives reasons for not living beyond...
     Posted by: brendah
  • Wisdom Isn't What You Think It Is, and It Doesn't Always Come with Age

    Gregory Beyer, Huff Post Wisdom is high on the list of personal qualities we prize. Yet even though most of us recognize that being wise is entirely different from other markers of success -- such as being rich or famous or even a genius -- wisdom is a difficult quality to define. Do we truly understand...
     Posted by: brendah
  • Wisdom of aging well, according to Epicurus

    Jim Kershner, The Spokesman-Review About 2,300 years ago, a Greek philosopher named Epicurus pondered the difficulties and rewards of old age. He came to this conclusion: “It is not the young man who should be considered fortunate, but the old man who has lived well, because the young man in his prime...
     Posted by: brendah
  • Austrian Researchers Ask: Is It Wise to Be Grateful?

    January 11, 2014 By C.E. HUGGINS, Reuters At all ages, wisdom and a sense of gratitude appear to go hand in hand, especially for women, according to a recent study. Among the participants, people who were considered wise by others also spontaneously expressed feelings of gratitude more frequently than...
     Posted by: brendah
  • Wisdom Really Does Come with Age: Older people's knowledge and experience means they make better decisions

    By Emma Innes, Mail Online Excerpt: Although older people's brains slow down, experience and knowledge more than make up for it - helping them make better financial decisions, a study shows. It is the first time two types of intelligence - fluid and crystallised - have been tested among different...
     Posted by: brendah
  • Does Wisdom Really Come with Age? It Depends on the Culture

    Press Release, Association for Psychological Science “Wisdom comes with winters,” Oscar Wilde once said. And it’s certainly comforting to think that aging benefits the mind, if not the body. But do we really get wiser as time passes? There are many ways to define what exactly wisdom is, but previous...
     Posted by: brendah
  • Does Age Really Bring Wisdom?

    By Josh Tapper, Guelph Mercury News August 10, 2010 Although adults older than 65 face challenges to body and brain, the 70s and 80s also bring an abundance of social and emotional knowledge, qualities scientists are beginning to define as wisdom. As Carstensen and another social psychologist, Fredda...
     Posted by: Anna Gomberg
  • Can People Become Experts without the Experience?

    By Charles Q. Choi "The dozen students and scientists spread over an area called Furnace Creek looked like cyborgs in floppy hats scrabbling over the boulders. Before hammering chips off rocks, they inspected them with magnifying lenses held up next to eyeglasses sporting miniature cameras and infrared...
     Posted by: A. J. Stasic
  • Agatha Christie and Nuns Tell a Tale of Alzheimer's

    By Jad Abumrad and Robert Krulwich , npr.org "If you've ever kept a journal, you've probably worried about someone coming across it and getting an uninvited peek into your personal life. But the daily traces we leave behind in our writings – more and more in today's world of emails,...
     Posted by: Anna Gomberg
  • Elder Wisdom

    by Caroline Bassett, The Wisdom Institute "Recently, on a trip East from my home in Minnesota, my sister and I visited a 101-year-old friend of the family, an exemplar of elder wisdom, who lives in rural Massachusetts. Aunt Jane, as we called her (not her real name and some details have been changed...
     Posted by: wattawa
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  • Aging, irony, and wisdom: On the narrative psychology of later life (2013)

    Abstract: This paper introduces the idea that aging inclines us naturally toward an ironic stance on life. The conscious cultivation of that stance through some form of narrative reflection is linked to the development of wisdom, where wisdom is understood in terms of deepened knowledge of the “stories...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: brendah
  • Processing Criticism And Spontaneity (2013)

    If Social Constructionism does not prefer monistic Postmodernism over dualistic Modernism, it should include, next to living expressions and spontaneous gestures, criticism into its process model, occurring as independent confirmation and implying coordinated reflection between the knowing organism and...
    (My publication) Posted by: Ron C. de Weijze
  • The Language of Human Virtue (2012)

    Book Description: Hardcover release date: 20 December 2012. It is virtuous to be wise and wise to be virtuous. The Language of Human Virtue is a reference book, textbook and workbook in one. It contains "The Building Virtue Dictionary," a definitive record of the language of human virtue with...
    (My publication) Posted by: HPLCCEO
  • To Be Virtuous, Second Edition (2012)

    Book Description: Hardcover release date 12 December 2012. It is virtuous to be wise and wise to be virtuous. To Be Virtuous, Second Edition is a reference book, textbook and workbook in one. It contains "The Human Virtues Dictionary," a definitive record of 4,900 definitions representing the...
    (My publication) Posted by: HPLCCEO
  • Aging and Wisdom: Culture Matters (2012)

    Abstract: People from different cultures vary in the ways they approach social conflicts, with Japanese being more motivated to maintain interpersonal harmony and avoid conflicts than Americans are. Such cultural differences have developmental consequences for reasoning about social conflict. In the...
    (My publication) Posted by: Igor Grossmann
  • Successful aging: Choosing wisdom over despair (2011)

    By Joanne C. Giblin Abstract: This article defines wisdom and despair as choices for cognitively intact older adults. Some individuals are able to integrate the conditions of old age while others respond in ways that inhibit effective integration. The conscious aging theory, as well as Erikson's...
    (My publication) Posted by: Anna Gomberg
  • Older and wiser? An affective science perspective on age-related challenges in financial decision making (2011)

    Abstract: Financial planning decisionss are fundamentally affective in nature; they are decisions related to money, longevity and quality of life. Over the next several decades people will be increasingly responsible for managing their own assets and investments, and they will be subject to the affective...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: brendah
  • Successful aging through the eyes of Alaska Natives: Exploring generational differences among Alaska Natives. (2011)

    By Lewis P. Jordan Abstract: There is very little research on Alaska Native (AN) elders and how they subjectively define a successful older age. The lack of a culturally-specific definition often results in the use of a generic definition that portrays Alaska Native elders as aging less successfully...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: Anna Gomberg
  • Emotional Experience Improves With Age: Evidence Based on Over 10 Years of Experience Sampling (2011)

    Abstract: Recent evidence suggests that emotional well-being improves from early adulthood to old age. This study used experience-sampling to examine the developmental course of emotional experience in a representative sample of adults spanning early to very late adulthood. Participants (N = 184, Wave...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: brendah
  • Wisdom, age, and well-being (2011)

    After giving an overview of Western, Eastern, and culturally inclusive theories of wisdom, this chapter summarizes the theoretical and empirical research on the association between aging and wisdom and the effect of wisdom on well-being. Cross-sectional and longitudinal studies show that wisdom characteristics...
    (My publication) Posted by: ardelt
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