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  • Robust Science Depends on Understanding the Science of Humans

    by Howard C. Nusbaum, Association for Psychological Science Observer Science is a method of generating knowledge and testing beliefs; it trumps authority by empirical evaluation and depends on reliability and validity to uphold that knowledge. But science also is a human enterprise: Whether in psychology...
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  • Trading changes how brain processes selling decisions

    by Mark Peters, UChicago News Market experience leaves people less susceptible to economic bias, study finds Experience in trading changes how the human brain evaluates the sale of goods, muting a well-established economic bias known as the endowment effect, according to researchers at the University...
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  • How Biases Ruin Our Judgment Calls

    By Naveen Khajanchi, CEO & Director, NKH Foundation Adam Grant, a professor of psychology at Wharton admitted how wrong he was to pass up on the opportunity to invest in an online start-up selling glasses. Because the company didn’t have a functioning website the day before its launch and because...
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  • Research finds that wisdom is a matter of both heart and mind

    University of Waterloo News Release The fluctuations of your heartbeat may affect your wisdom, according to new research from the University of Waterloo. The study suggests that heart rate variation and thinking process work together to enable wise reasoning about complex social issues. The work by Igor...
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  • Conversations on Wisdom: UnCut Interview with Valerie Tiberius (video)

    by Jason Boulware and Jean Matelski Boulware Valerie Tiberius, PhD is a Professor and Chair of the Department of Philosophy at the University of Minnesota. Her current work focuses on practical ways in which philosophy and psychology contribute to the study of well-being and virtue. Her most recent book...
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  • Conversations on Wisdom: Uncut Interview with Amishi Jha (video)

    by Jason Boulware and Jean Matelski Boulware Amishi Jha is an associate professor in the department of psychology at the University of Miami. The Jha lab explores the stability and mutability of attention and working memory. With large contributions to the field of contemplative practice, her research...
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  • Career Advice From an Oldish Not-Quite Geezer: You can’t count on your publications and awards to take care of you.

    By Robert J. Sternberg, The Chronicle of Higher Education Over the course of my career, I’ve given and received a lot of advice. Much of it was wrong. Sometimes it lacked the perspective that comes with age and experience. So now, as an official "oldster" at 65 (proof: thanks to my age, I just...
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  • The Ultimate Data Set

    Computational social science aims to discover universal facts. Based on insights from Brian Uzzi, Kellogg Insight Until recently, using entire populations as data sets was impossible—or at least impractical—given limitations on data collection processes and analytical capabilities. But that is changing...
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  • The Wisdom of the Laity

    By Buttonwood, The Economist Retail investors are more influential than most people think “FOLKS are dumb where I come from,” wrote Irving Berlin in the musical “Annie Get Your Gun”. The song’s condescension towards yokels is reminiscent of professional investors’ disdain for their retail counterparts...
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  • How Mindfulness Improves Decision-Making

    By Natalia Karelaia, INSEAD Assistant Professor of Decision Sciences, Forbes Mindfulness is practiced in board rooms from Silicon Valley to Wall Street. But just how much does it improve the quality of your decision-making? Five years ago when I introduced mindfulness to my MBA decision-making class...
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DISCUSSIONS
  • Are we ready for wisdom in health care?

    By Margaret Plews-Ogan, MD, MS and Gene Beyt, MD, MS It seems that there could not be a better place for wisdom to take hold than in health care. What profession is more in need of making wise choices than one trusted with people’s lives? What organizations are more in need of wisdom than those charged...
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  • The wisdom of arguing with success: How to evaluate performance with the benefit of ignorance

    By Boaz Keysar Last December, only a day before my son’s flight to Israel, the weather forecast predicted an 80% chance of a major snowstorm, which would cause both O’Hare and his connecting flight airport to shut down. The snow had already hit D.C. hard, and had led to a government shut down. Not wanting...
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  • 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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  • Wisdom in Understanding the Language of Law

    By Howard C. Nusbaum When I taught an undergraduate class on wisdom research at the University of Chicago a couple of years ago, students often conceptualized wisdom in terms of wise advice. This is generally a common idea about wisdom. Rather than thinking of wisdom in Aristotelian terms of wise action...
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  • Can the unwise recognize wisdom?

    Wisdom grantees Michael Sargent and Shabnam Mousavi examine the question. Anchoring Judgment in Wise Principles Michael J. Sargent, Bates College, United States I’ve been asked to write a blog entry about a related pair of questions: “Can the unwise recognize wisdom?” and “Can one act wisely without...
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  • What can animal models tell us, if anything, about human wisdom?

    Animal models are powerful and profitable tools for understanding both basic biological processes (such as transcription and translation) as well as much more complex ones, such as cancer origination and progression, organ development, and immune processes. This truth underlies the use of rodents and...
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