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  • Performing Virtue

    by Michael Zampelli, SMV News As a university professor and as a Jesuit priest, I am privileged with many and varied opportunities to notice virtue “passing into holy souls.” Whether it is a student trying to cultivate honesty and intellectual perseverance in the frenzy of a results-driven Silicon Valley...
     Posted by: jlmatelski
  • Creativity, Companies, and the Wisdom of Crowds

    by Robert J. Shiller, The Guardian Economic growth, as we learned long ago from the works of economists like MIT’s Robert M. Solow, is largely driven by learning and innovation, not just saving and the accumulation of capital. Ultimately, economic progress depends on creativity. That is why fear of ...
     Posted by: brendah
  • Musical Wisdom: Teen Finds Patterns of Success Across Fields

    May 1, 2014 By Elena Ferrarin, Daily Herald Timothy Zhou, Age 17 Hometown: Bolingbrook School: Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy Who inspires you? Currently it's Mahatma Gandhi. I am working on a paper comparing him to Mao Zedong. What's on your iPod? I have Spotify on my phone. Pretty...
     Posted by: brendah
  • Mind Wandering: A New Personal Intelligence Perspective

    Scott Barry Kaufman, Scientific American Once accused of being absent-minded, the founder of American Psychology, William James, quipped that he was really just present-minded to his own thoughts. Most recent studies depict mind wandering as a costly cognitive failure with relatively few benefits (Mooneyham...
     Posted by: brendah
  • Finding Creativity on IQ Tests

    July 18, 2013 Scott Barry Kaufman, Scientific American Excerpt: ...When administering an IQ test, it’s crucial that the psychologist adopt the intelligent testing approach. Coined by Alan S. Kaufman, intelligent testing involves a focus on the person being tested, and how that individuals responds, or...
     Posted by: brendah
  • The Creative Mind Contradiction

    July 16, 2013 Michael Cathcart, ABC Online Michael Cathcart interviews cognitive psychologist Scott Barry Kaufman, author of Ungifted: Intelligence Redefined , and co-founder of The Creativity Post . Researchers in the field of creativity are constantly coming across cases of extreme introversion in...
     Posted by: brendah
  • Psychological Distance: 10 Fascinating Effects of a Simple Mind Hack

    By PsyBlog Think distant: the incredible power of abstract thought. This mind hack is simple: you imagine yourself way off in the future, or living in a different country or as a different person. The aim is to have that feeling of detachment, of stepping outside yourself, by whatever means you can....
     Posted by: brendah
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  • Achieving Resiliency Through Sustainable Literacy (2017)

    Abstract: Some of the holistic approaches to knowledge need to include inter-disciplinarity across subjects, creative and critical thinking and systemic thinking, value explicitness and ethical concerns, solving real world problems, collaborative and participatory approaches, experiential learning, reflexive...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: jlmatelski
  • Two Great Problems of Learning: Science and Civilization (2016)

    Two great problems of learning confront humanity: learning about the nature of the universe and about ourselves and other living things as a part of the universe, and learning how to become civilized. The first problem was solved, in essence, in the seventeenth century, with the creation of modern science...
    (My publication) Posted by: NickMaxwell
  • What’s Wrong and How to Fix it: Balance of Abilities Matters More than Levels (2016)

    Excerpt : Dinosaurs were, in a sense, the dominant species on the Earth for 135 million years. Home sapiens have about 200,000 years behind their belt, perhaps 100,000 years as some kind of dominant species. Cockroaches go back at least 320 million years and bacterial forms have been identified that...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: jlmatelski
  • Creative Social Change: Leadership for a Healthy World (2016)

    Synopsis: Part of the International Leadership Association Book Series'Building Leadership Bridges' 'Creative Social Change is an inspiring book that brings together an amazing group of thought leaders to reimagine leadership in building a healthy, sustainable, and equitable world for all...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: jlmatelski
  • From Bricolage to Collage: The Making of Decisions at a Weather Forecast Office (2015)

    This article elaborates the process of decision making in organizational environments characterized by disciplined improvisation. Building on an ethnography of forecasting operations at the National Weather Service, it introduces “collage” as a mediating concept between information bricolage and the...
    (My publication) Posted by: pdaipha
  • How Humanity Might Avoid Devastation (2015)

    We face grave global problems. One might think universities are doing all they can to help solve these problems. But universities, in successfully pursuing scientific knowledge and technological know-how in a way that is dissociated from a more fundamental concern with problems of living, have actually...
    (My publication) Posted by: NickMaxwell
  • Global Philosophy: What Philosophy Ought to Be (2014)

    Global Philosophy: Preface Learning, Global Problems and Play These essays are about education, learning, rational inquiry, philosophy, science studies, problem solving, academic inquiry, global problems, wisdom and, above all, the urgent need for an academic revolution. Despite this range and diversity...
    (My publication) Posted by: NickMaxwell
  • Specific Mindfulness Skills Differentially Predict Creative Performance (2014)

    Abstract: Past work has linked mindfulness to improved emotion regulation, interpersonal skills, and basic cognitive abilities, but is unclear about the relation between mindfulness and creativity. Studies examining effects of mindfulness on factors pertinent to creativity suggest a uniform and positive...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: brendah
  • Far-Out Thinking: Generating Solutions to Distant Analogies Promotes Relational Thinking (2014)

    Abstract: Is it possible to induce a mind-set that will affect relational thinking in a subsequent reasoning task involving unrelated materials? We investigated whether evaluating the validity of verbal analogies (Experiment 1a) or generating solutions for them (Experiment 1b) could induce a relational...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: brendah
  • How is Creativity Best Managed? Some Empirical and Theoretical Guidelines (2013)

    Abstract: In an Internet-based study with an ethnically-diverse sample of 1,337 managers from 19 countries (mainly the US and Canada), eight managerial competencies that elicit creativity in subordinates were ranked according to how well they predicted desirable self-reported outcomes. The most valuable...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: brendah
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  • Pottery and the Eternal Style of Wisdom

    by Philip Kao As a visiting assistant professor of Cultural Anthropology at the University of Pittsburgh, Dr. Philip Kao’s research and teaching focuses on wisdom, aging, personhood, gender, and the anthropology of development. He is the editor of Anthropology & Aging , an international journal intent...
     Posted by: jlmatelski
  • Is it possible to define wisdom without saying what it is?

    In 1873, American poet John Godfrey Saxe published an English-language version of the philosophical fable about the blind men and the elephant. Touching various parts of the elephant, each of the blind men offered his own account of what the elephant was. The man near the trunk said it was like a snake;...
     Posted by: wattawa
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