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NEWS
  • Teens and Digital Wisdom: Give Them a Round of Applause

    We often hear negative news about teens and how they use digital media. But research shows that teens can actually show adults a few things about being cyber-savvy. This doesn't mean that parents need to step aside; on the contrary, it means our offline chats should be full of discussion about what...
     Posted by: brendah
  • Mind-body connection not a one-way street: New book shares science on how the body can influence the mind

    By Jann Ingmire, UChicago News We usually think our mind is in control and telling our body what to do. But there is a lot of scientific evidence that shows the chatter between mind and body goes two ways, and the body is an integral part of how we think. In the new book How the Body Knows Its Mind ...
     Posted by: brendah
  • Wisdom 2.0: The Rise of Compassionate Mindfulness = Heartfulness

    April 1, 2013, HuffPost Lifestyle: Less Stress, More Living By Deborah Rozman Ph.D., President and CEO of HeartMath, LLC Last month, I had the honor of presenting with Arianna Huffington at Wisdom 2.0, a fascinating annual conference of some of the most innovative and caring minds and organizational...
     Posted by: brendah
  • The Older-and-Wiser Hypothesis

    The Older-and-Wiser Hypothesis The New York Times By STEPHEN S. HALL Published: May 6, 2007 In 1950, the psychoanalyst Erik H. Erikson, in a famous treatise on the phases of life development, identified wisdom as a likely, but not inevitable, byproduct of growing older. Wisdom arose, he suggested, during...
     Posted by: brendah
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PUBLICATIONS
  • Why empathy has a beneficial impact on others in medicine: unifying theories (2015)

    Abstract: The past decades have seen an explosion of studies on empathy in various academic domains including affective neuroscience, psychology, medicine, and economics. However, the volumes of research have almost exclusively focused on its evolutionary origins, development, and neurobiological bases...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: brendah
  • Positive Psychology and Physical Health Research and Applications (2014)

    Abstract: Positive psychology is the scientific study of a healthy and flourishing life. The goal of positive psychology is to complement and extend the traditional problem-focused psychology that has proliferated in recent decades. Positive psychology is concerned with positive psychological states...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: brendah
  • Building Wisdom and Character (2014)

    Health, Happiness, and Well-Being by authors Steven Jay Lynn, William T. O’Donohue, and Scott O. Lilienfeld provides the essential tools for becoming a knowledgeable consumer of information on behavioral health. Packed with examples drawn from the media and scientific journals, this volume discusses...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: brendah
  • Religious Involvement, Practical Wisdom, and Self-Rated Health (2014)

    Abstract: Objectives: The purpose of this study is to see if the social life in religious institutions is associated with practical wisdom and if practical wisdom is, in turn, associated with better health. Method: Interviews were conducted with a nationwide sample of people aged 50 and older (N = 1...
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  • The New Science of Wise Psychological Interventions (2014)

    Abstract: Citizens complete a survey the day before a major election; a change in the survey items’ grammatical structure increases turnout by 11 percentage points. People answer a single question; their romantic relationships improve over several weeks. At-risk students complete a 1-hour reading-and...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: brendah
  • Phronesis as Professional Knowledge: Practical Wisdom in the Professions (2012)

    Abstract: Phronesis is the Aristotelian notion of practical wisdom. In this collected series, phronesis is explored as an alternate way of considering professional knowledge. In the present context dominated by technical rationalities and instrumentalist approaches, a re-examination of the concept of...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: jlmatelski
  • Choosing Wisdom: Strategies and Inspiration for Growing through Life-Changing Difficulties (2012)

    We all know the saying, “That which does not kill us, makes us stronger,” but is that really true? After all, for some people, traumatic experiences ultimately lead to truly debilitating outcomes. For others though, adversity really does seem to lead to “post-traumatic growth” where individuals move...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: brendah
  • Maximum Brainpower: Challenging the Brain for Health and Wisdom (2012)

    Book Description Release date: June 26, 2012 We all understand the importance of daily exercise in keeping physically fit. But mental exercise is just as essential to our health and well-being—especially when it comes to defending against forgetfulness, memory loss, and even dementia. These and other...
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  • Ways of Knowing, Learning, and Developing (2010)

    By Kurt C. Strange The information age presents great opportunity to move from data to information to knowledge and potentially to go further to generate understanding and wisdom. As information is generated in ever smaller segments, however, and as we use information for increasingly narrow purposes...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: Cait
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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...
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