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NEWS
  • TedMed Talk: Dilip Jeste on Seeking Wisdom in Graying Matter

    TedMed2016 Watch the latest TedMed2016 talk with Dr. Dilip Jeste as he answers the following questions: How do we define wisdom? Where in the brain is wisdom located? Does wisdom increase with aging and for what purpose? How can an aging brain allow for growth of wisdom? Dilip Jeste is a renowned geriatric...
     Posted by: jlmatelski
  • Suffering Can Shape Our Being

    April 8, 2014 David Brooks, The New York Times During the past few weeks, I've found myself in a bunch of conversations in which the unspoken assumption was that the main goal of life is to maximize happiness. That's normal. When people plan for the future, they often talk about all the good...
     Posted by: brendah
  • Laughter Leads to Insight

    By Elizabeth King Humphrey, Scientific American MIND Stumped by a crossword puzzle? Try taking a break to watch a funny TV show. Recent research shows that people in a lighthearted mood more often have eureka moments of sudden inspiration. Karuna Subramaniam, then at Northwestern University, and her...
     Posted by: Anna Gomberg
  • The Pleasures of Imagination

    by Paul Bloom How do Americans spend their leisure time? The answer might surprise you. The most common voluntary activity is not eating, drinking alcohol, or taking drugs. It is not socializing with friends, participating in sports, or relaxing with the family. While people sometimes describe sex as...
     Posted by: wattawa
  • Free, Tolerant, and Happy

    by Richard Florida "A week or so ago, Newsweek 's Julia Baird pointed to my analysis of the connection between national happiness and tolerance. That reminded me and my MPI colleagues of the Heritage Foundation's Economic Freedom Index . The index, which covers 183 countries, is based on...
     Posted by: wattawa
  • Daniel Kahneman: The Riddle of Experience vs. Memory

    From TED "Using examples from vacations to colonoscopies, Nobel laureate and founder of behavioral economics Daniel Kahneman reveals how our "experiencing selves" and our "remembering selves" perceive happiness differently. This new insight has profound implications for economics...
     Posted by: nick stock
  • Calculating Consumer Happiness at Any Price

    By John Tierney "Could it be that humans are not quite as gullible as advertised? For a couple of decades now, social psychologists and behavioral economists have been amusing themselves manipulating consumers into doing odd things. They’ve delighted in debunking the notion of homo economicus, that...
     Posted by: wattawa
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PUBLICATIONS
  • Wisdom intelligence is power: Humankind is calling for wisdom intelligence education (2017)

    Abstract: The purpose of the article is to emphasize the importance of “Wisdom intelligence education”. Drawing upon insights from the past and current educational studies, this article reveals the aim and method of wisdom intelligence education. The perspective of wisdom intelligence education is original...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: jlmatelski
  • From Knowledge to Wisdom: Science and the Good Life (2016)

    Abstract: Various scientific disciplines, from sociology and economics to neuroscience and psychology, have devised innovative and empirical methods for assessing subjective states of happiness and well-being, providing intriguing new clues about our complex nature and what fosters a happy and meaningful...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: jlmatelski
  • Eudaimonia and Wisdom (2016)

    Abstract: Wisdom is an ancient concept that has been the subject of intense psychological investigation since the 1980s. In this chapter, we summarize major findings from several different approaches to studying this elusive concept, from early work focused on its psychometric location to more recent...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: jlmatelski
  • Developing a Happier Life – 10 Steps to Help (2016)

    10 Steps to a Happier Life. Developing and leading a happier life is not only focusing on what and how you are adding to your life but also what you need to reduce or eliminate. Below are 10 important guidelines for a happier life. 1. Control of actions and speech to avoid actions that create unnecessary...
    (My publication) Posted by: rodger ricketts
  • Wisdom and Good Lives: A Process Perspective (2013)

    Abstract: Wisdom and good lives are related. On one hand, judgments about whether wisdom has been manifested are often based on conceptions of what is a good life. On the other hand, wisdom, as manifested by human endeavors throughout history which contributed to the common good over the long term, can...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: brendah
  • Happiness and Wisdom: Augustine's Early Theology of Education (2012)

    Immediately after his baptism Augustine set out to produce a Christianized version of the ancient liberal arts curriculum. By an ordered sequence of contemplation, moving from linguistic to mathematically based disciplines, Augustine suggested that study in the liberal arts could render the mind and...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: brendah
  • Self-Reported Wisdom and Happiness: An Empirical Investigation (2011)

    Abstract: Possible tensions between wisdom and happiness have been extensively debated in philosophy. Some regard wisdom as the ‘supreme part of happiness’, whereas other think that a more accurate and wiser view on reality might reduce happiness. Analyzing a Dutch internet survey of 7037 respondents...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: brendah
  • Daniel Kahneman: The Riddle of Experience vs. Memory (2010)

    From TED "Using examples from vacations to colonoscopies, Nobel laureate and founder of behavioral economics Daniel Kahneman reveals how our "experiencing selves" and our "remembering selves" perceive happiness differently. This new insight has profound implications for economics...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: nick stock
  • Good and Good For You: An Affect Theory of Happiness (2010)

    Laura Sizer Happiness is something we all want and strive for. But what is it and why do we want it so badly? Philosophers have offered two sorts of answers to the first question, identifying happiness either with a psychological state or condition (a feeling, emotion or set of judgments), or with the...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: nick stock
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DISCUSSIONS
  • How are happiness and wisdom related?

    “Defining Wisdom” is an interdisciplinary research program within the Arete Initiative at The University of Chicago. Twenty groups of researchers from a wide range of disciplines have been awarded two-year grants under the program to investigate the nature and benefits of wisdom. As a group, we have...
     Posted by: wattawa
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