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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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  • 'Solar Freakin' Roadways' And The Wisdom Of Small Wins

    by Stephen J. Meyer, Forbes I’m going to tie together some remarkable stats about the Pittsburgh Steelers in the 1970s, the mythical “gasoline pill,” an obscure story about the EPA in the early 1970s, and Solar Freakin’ Roadways. The payoff will be an insight into how we should approach big, staggeringly...
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  • NPR Radio Interview of Boaz Keysar and Albert Costa: Your Morals Depend on Language

    June 20, 2014 Hosted by Brooke Gladstone, National Public Radio, On the Media Guests: Albert Costa and Boaz Keysar Would you sacrifice one person to save the lives of five others? Your answer may depend on whether you consider the problem in your native tongue or a foreign language one. In this interview...
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  • Our Moral Tongue: Moral Judgments Depend on What Language We’re Speaking

    June 20, 2014 By Boaz Keysar and Albert Costa, The New York Times On June 20, 2003, employees of the Union Pacific Railroad faced a difficult decision as a runaway train headed toward downtown Los Angeles: Should they divert the train to a side track, knowing it would derail and hit homes in the less...
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  • With Distance Comes Greater Wisdom

    June 9, 2014 By Jaleesa Baulkman, University Herald People who distance themselves from a troubling personal dilemma are more likely to think wisely about it, according to a recent study. Researchers from the University of Waterloo found that greater wisdom comes when people reflect on a relationship...
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