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NEWS
  • New book puts readers on the path to wisdom

    By Linda B. Glaser, Cornell Chronicle Say you’ve got some money to invest and you’re trying to figure out if the stock market will go up or down. Should you ask one expert’s advice? Or should you ask lots of people what they think? Although it may seem counterintuitive, you’ll likely get the best estimate...
     Posted by: jlmatelski
  • Eureka! Flashes of insight can be personally transformative...

    By Bruce Grierson, Psychology Today Flashes of insight can be personally transformative, creatively inspiring, or even spiritually transcendent. Is there a way to manufacture an “aha moment,” or at least improve the odds of having one? Simon Lovell was 31 and a professional con man who had spun the gambling...
     Posted by: brendah
  • Mind Wandering: A New Personal Intelligence Perspective

    Scott Barry Kaufman, Scientific American Once accused of being absent-minded, the founder of American Psychology, William James, quipped that he was really just present-minded to his own thoughts. Most recent studies depict mind wandering as a costly cognitive failure with relatively few benefits (Mooneyham...
     Posted by: brendah
  • Who would listen to Bertrand Russell's appeal for moral growth today?

    Clare Carlisle, The Guardian In 1959, Russell said knowledge and technology were advancing our lives, but that our survival depended on ethical improvement Wisdom is the ideal that animates Russell's thought more than any other: perhaps this is only to be expected – Russell was, after all, a philosopher...
     Posted by: brendah
  • Lessons from life: Learning to make experience count

    by Linda Ginzel, Capital Ideas For me, “ Rethinking Management Education: A View from Chicago ” is very much like its authors. It is inspiring, challenging, and upon acquaintance becomes a presence in one’s life that forever facilitates personal growth. I first read this paper the month it was published...
     Posted by: brendah
  • The Eye of Wisdom

    July 7, 2013 By RAJYOGI BRAHMAKUMAR NIKUNJ JI, The Himalayan Times We all are used to understanding people with two eyes, one nose, one mouth, two ears. It seldom happens that anybody thinks about the ‘Third Eye’, which is also described as the ‘Eye Of Wisdom’ or ‘The Eye Of Soul’ or ‘The Invisible Eye...
     Posted by: brendah
  • Psychological Distance: 10 Fascinating Effects of a Simple Mind Hack

    By PsyBlog Think distant: the incredible power of abstract thought. This mind hack is simple: you imagine yourself way off in the future, or living in a different country or as a different person. The aim is to have that feeling of detachment, of stepping outside yourself, by whatever means you can....
     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
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PUBLICATIONS
  • Ageing, Insight and Wisdom: Meaning and pratice across the lifecourse (2015)

    Abstract: Taking a novel approach to aging, this book focuses on older people as makers of meaning and insight, highlighting the evolving values, priorities, and ways of communicating that make later life fascinating and rich. Ricca Edmondson explores what creating meaning in later life really implies...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: jlmatelski
  • Far-Out Thinking: Generating Solutions to Distant Analogies Promotes Relational Thinking (2014)

    Abstract: Is it possible to induce a mind-set that will affect relational thinking in a subsequent reasoning task involving unrelated materials? We investigated whether evaluating the validity of verbal analogies (Experiment 1a) or generating solutions for them (Experiment 1b) could induce a relational...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: brendah
  • Creative Power of Metaphorical Expression (2013)

    Abstract: Gathering metaphors of holistic nurses provides for an exploration of how that metaphor is captured in real-life experiences. Metaphors are a way of describing an experience or a perceived notion as a personal expression of thought. The metaphoric understanding of what practicing as a holistic...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: brendah
  • Visual Attention Modulates Insight Versus Analytic Solving of Verbal Problems (2012)

    Abstract: Behavioral and neuroimaging findings indicate that distinct cognitive and neural processes underlie solving problems with sudden insight. Moreover, people with less focused attention sometimes perform better on tests of insight and creative problem solving. However, it remains unclear whether...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: brendah
  • The transformational experience of insight: A life-changing event (2004)

    The present study produces a model of insight, as generated by a grounded theory analysis of interviews with individuals who have reported experiencing life-altering insights. This model describes the initiation, unfolding, and manifestation of the insight as well as how change ensued in the lives of...
    (My publication) Posted by: mcavanaugh
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DISCUSSIONS
  • From incidental to insightful: Finding creative solutions in our everyday surroundings

    By Alison Trude Have you ever come face-to-face with a tough problem that you just couldn’t solve? That is, until you were in the middle of a nice, long shower or an Orange is the New Black marathon, at which point the answer practically jumped out at you? Then congratulations, you’ve experienced an...
     Posted by: brendah
  • The Transformative Power of Wisdom and Insight

    By Brenda Huskey Erik Weihenmayer was born with a rare disease called retinoschisis. As a young child, doctors told him that he would go blind, but they did not tell him how he was going to navigate the world as a blind person. Erik became completely blind by the age of 13. Depressed and in despair,...
     Posted by: brendah
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