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NEWS
  • 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
  • Finding Creativity on IQ Tests

    July 18, 2013 Scott Barry Kaufman, Scientific American Excerpt: ...When administering an IQ test, it’s crucial that the psychologist adopt the intelligent testing approach. Coined by Alan S. Kaufman, intelligent testing involves a focus on the person being tested, and how that individuals responds, or...
     Posted by: brendah
  • The Creative Mind Contradiction

    July 16, 2013 Michael Cathcart, ABC Online Michael Cathcart interviews cognitive psychologist Scott Barry Kaufman, author of Ungifted: Intelligence Redefined , and co-founder of The Creativity Post . Researchers in the field of creativity are constantly coming across cases of extreme introversion in...
     Posted by: brendah
  • Inside the Mind of a Savant

    By Darold A. Treffert and Daniel D. Christensen Kim Peek possesses one of the most extraordinary memories ever recorded. Until we can explain his abilities, we cannot pretend to understand human cognition "When J. Langdon Down first described savant syndrome in 1887, coining its name and noting...
     Posted by: wattawa
  • Get Smarter

    Jamais Cascio writes for The Atlantic on evolving human intelligence. "Pandemics. Global warming. Food shortages. No more fossil fuels. What are humans to do? The same thing the species has done before: evolve to meet the challenge. But this time we don’t have to rely on natural evolution to make...
     Posted by: wattawa
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PUBLICATIONS
  • Wisdom Applied: The secret sauce that has allowed me already to have achieved immortality. (2016)

    Excerpt: This realization led to the earlier formulation of my balance theory of wisdom (Sternberg, 1998a), according to which wisdom is the application of one’s abilities and knowledge to achieve a common good, balancing one’s own, others’, and higher interests, over the long- as well as the short-term...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: jlmatelski
  • The Pursuit of Wisdom: A Chronological Inquiry of the World's Most Influential Seekers of Wisdom in the Fields of Theology, Philosophy, and Science (2016)

    Over the centuries we have been witness to transformational changes that have altered the way we think and live. The chapters in The Pursuit of Wisdom are dedicated to heroic individuals throughout history who have attempted to de-mystify the unknown in the secular world of Science and the venerable...
    (My publication) Posted by: jdeanc
  • Unlocking the Quest for Artificial Wisdom as Integration of Artificial Intelligence with Desire (2015)

    ARTIFICIAL WISDOM Abstract Wisdom = Knowledge + Desire. Desire = Need - Knowledge of Self - Unbiased Reasoning. Wisdom is the process of dynamic correlations among knowledge quanta (KQ), and desire quanta to generate new knowledge, and desire quanta, that in turn generates new propositions as priori...
    (My publication) Posted by: aloke1968
  • The Rise of the Wisdom Worker (2015)

    The Beginning of the Decline of the “Knowledge Worker” The term “knowledge worker” was first coined in 1959, and although definitions vary even to this day, it generally has come to mean those who think for a living and employ “knowledge as their capital.” Conventional wisdom has it that the knowledge...
    (My publication) Posted by: Mark_Ridinger
  • Can Scientific Method Help Us Create a Wiser World? (2015)

    Nicholas Maxwell (2015) Two great problems of learning confront humanity: (1) learning about the universe, and about ourselves as a part of the universe, and (2) learning how to make progress towards as good a world as possible. We solved the first problem when we created modern science in the 17 th...
    (My publication) Posted by: NickMaxwell
  • How Humanity Might Avoid Devastation (2015)

    We face grave global problems. One might think universities are doing all they can to help solve these problems. But universities, in successfully pursuing scientific knowledge and technological know-how in a way that is dissociated from a more fundamental concern with problems of living, have actually...
    (My publication) Posted by: NickMaxwell
  • Global Philosophy: What Philosophy Ought to Be (2014)

    Global Philosophy: Preface Learning, Global Problems and Play These essays are about education, learning, rational inquiry, philosophy, science studies, problem solving, academic inquiry, global problems, wisdom and, above all, the urgent need for an academic revolution. Despite this range and diversity...
    (My publication) Posted by: NickMaxwell
  • A Route to Well-being: Intelligence vs. Wise Reasoning (2013)

    Abstract: Laypeople and many social scientists assume that superior reasoning abilities lead to greater well-being. However, previous research has been inconclusive. This may be because prior investigators used operationalizations of reasoning that favored analytic as opposed to wise thinking. We assessed...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: brendah
  • The Language of Human Character (2013)

    Book Description: Hardcover release date 22 April 2013. It is virtuous to be wise and wise to be virtuous. The Language of Human Character is a reference book, textbook and workbook in one. It contains "The Human Character Dictionary," a definitive record of the language of human character...
    (My publication) Posted by: HPLCCEO
  • "The Intelligence of Nations": Smart but not Wise—A Comment on Hunt (2012) (2013)

    Abstract: I argue in this comment that Hunt’s analysis of the intelligence of nations is smarter than it is wise. It is based on too narrow a conception of intelligence. It also conflates correlation and causation with regard to the relation between IQ and socially defined success, both individual and...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: brendah
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DISCUSSIONS
  • Can wisdom be taught with words?

    Is wisdom a characteristic of a person or is it a skill that anyone could acquire? The idea of the wise person like Socrates or King Solomon has figured prominently in many cultures and suggests wisdom may be viewed as an individual trait. Even when wisdom is viewed as learnable, people often think that...
     Posted by: wattawa
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