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  • The Wisdom Scorecard, Monika Ardelt, May 6, 2007

    by Tom Jackson, New York Times Magazine. Source: Monika Ardelt, University of Florida – Gainesville. Can something as subjective as wisdom be measured like stress or cholesterol? Some researchers have been trying to do just that. Among them is Monika Ardelt, a sociology professor at the University of...
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  • Working Memory and the Speed of Life (2010)

    By April Nowell Hominin evolution is the result of complex interactions of biology and behavior within particular physical, social, and cultural environments. While evolution takes place at the species level, species are made up of individuals engaging in a social world. Extensive research into topics...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: Cait
  • Expert Consensus on Characteristics of Wisdom: A Delphi Method Study (2010)

    By Dilip V. Jeste, Monika Ardelt, Dan Blazer, Helena C. Kraemer, George Vaillant and Thomas W. Meeks Purpose: Wisdom has received increasing attention in empirical research in recent years, especially in gerontology and psychology, but consistent definitions of wisdom remain elusive. We sought to better...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: Cait
  • Depth of Field/Depth of Understanding (2010)

    By Eric Baylin The article is a personal account of my engagement with some recent neuroscientific theory put forth by Mary Helen Immordino‐Yang (University of Southern California) about the integral relationship between emotion and cognition. Specifically, the research suggests the necessity of engaging...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: Cait
  • Debate: To Nudge or Not to Nudge (2010)

    Daniel M. Hausman and Brynn Welch One of the hottest ideas in current policy debates is “libertarian paternalism,” the design of policies that push individuals toward better choices without limiting their liberty. In their recent book, Nudge, Richard Thaler and then Obama advisor (now head of the White...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: nick stock
  • Reasoning About Social Conflicts Improves Into Old Age (2010)

    by Igor Grossmann, Jinkyung Na, Michael E. W. Varnum, Denise C. Park, Shinobu Kitayama, and Richard E. Nisbett It is well documented that aging is associated with cognitive declines in many domains. Yet it is a common lay belief that some aspects of thinking improve into old age. Speci fi cally, older...
    (My publication) Posted by: Igor Grossmann
  • Conceptual Challenges and Directions for Social Neuroscience (2010)

    By Ralph Adolphs Social neuroscience has been enormously successful and is making major contributions to fields ranging from psychiatry to economics. Yet deep and interesting conceptual challenges abound. Is social information processing domain specific? Is it universal or susceptible to individual differences...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: Cait
  • Neural Correlates of the "Aha" Experiences: Evidence From an fMRI Study of Insight Problem Solving (2010)

    By Qiu J, Li H, Jou J, Liu J, Luo Y, Feng T, and Wu Z, Zhang Q. "In the present study, we used learning-testing paradigm to examine brain activation of "Aha" effects with event-related functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) during solving Chinese logogriphs. Blood oxygenation level...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: A. J. Stasic
  • The Epistemology of the Financial Crisis: Complexity, Causation, Law, and Judgment (2010)

    The focus on complexity as a problem of the financial meltdown of 2008–2009 suggests that crisis is in part epistemological: we now know enough about financial and economic systems to be threatened by their complexity, but not enough to relieve our fears and anxieties about them. What marks the current...
    (My publication) Posted by: jlipshaw
  • Load Theory of Selective Attention and the Role of Perceptual Load: Is it Time for Revision? (2010)

    by Neha Khetrapal Perceptual load hypothesis is proposed as a compromise between early and late theory of selective attention which states that the selection will operate early when the load on perception is high and it will operate late when the load on perception is low. Experimental findings have...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: wattawa
  • Leadership and Cultural Context: A theoretical and empirical examination based on Project GLOBE. (2010)

    In this chapter we examine how effective leadership varies across national and cultural boundaries. Specifically, we ask what elements of leadership are core and more universal across these boundaries? The foundation of our approach is the notion that organizations and societies have implicit leadership...
    (My publication) Posted by: phanges
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