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  • Americans & Canadians Favor Practical Wisdom

    Society for Personality and Social Psychology Psychologists uncover a list of characteristics shared across cultures in North America that shape today’s prototypical vision of “wisdom.” Benjamin Franklin, Socrates, Martin Luther King Jr., Mother Teresa: All well-recognized names. In a recent study from...
     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
  • The Superior Social Skills of Bilinguals

    by Katherine Kinzler, The New York Times BEING bilingual has some obvious advantages. Learning more than one language enables new conversations and new experiences. But in recent years, psychology researchers have demonstrated some less obvious advantages of bilingualism, too. For instance, bilingual...
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  • The Countries Where People Are the Most Emotionally Complex

    by Julie Beck, The Atlantic Think of the last piece of big news you got. How did you feel about it? Happy? Sad? Angry? Worried? Excited? Grateful? A little bit of all of the above? Experiencing multiple emotions at once may make it seem like you don’t actually know just how you feel about something—that...
     Posted by: jlmatelski
  • British and American people are 'less emotionally aware': New study reveals the nations that can deal with multiple feelings - and Asia and Russia top the table

    by Cheyenne MacDonald, Daily Mail If a single event can send you into a spiral of conflicting feelings, don't be quick to brush it off as indecision; you might just be emotionally complex. A recent study from the University of Waterloo examined emotional complexity around the world, and found that...
     Posted by: jlmatelski
  • “Wisdom is knowledge gained through suffering” (Elaine Heath)

    I’ve been reading Elaine Heath and Larry Duggins’ book Missional. Monastic. Mainline. for a New Orleans clergy discussion group we’ve pulled together this May. Today I came across a quote that I wanted to ponder. Heath writes, “There are many definitions of wisdom but one of the best understandings I...
     Posted by: brendah
  • Do as I Do, Not as I Say

    By T. M. Luhrmann, The New York Times An excerpt: It's election season, and once again Democrats are flummoxed by evangelical voters. They think that “those people” vote against their own self-interest. They cannot believe that same-sex marriage matters so much to so many people. They don’t get why...
     Posted by: Anna Gomberg
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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
  • The H.E.R.O.(E). Model of Wisdom

    By Jeffrey Webster A Professor of Psychology at Langara College in Vancouver, Canada, Jeffrey Webster, PhD has three main academic research interests: reminiscence functions, time perspective, and wisdom. He has developed and published psychometrically sound instruments to measure each of these constructs...
     Posted by: jlmatelski
  • 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...
     Posted by: jlmatelski
  • Conversations on Wisdom: Igor Grossmann

    By Jean Matelski Boulware Igor Grossmann, PhD is an Assistant Professor of Psychology of the University of Waterloo in Canada. His research interests concern many topics including emotion and cognition, aging, and culture. He is currently exploring processes that enable individuals to think and act wisely...
     Posted by: brendah
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