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  • Seminar program focuses on wisdom

    by Paulomi Rao,  The Dartmouth As an undergraduate student at Dartmouth and later at the Geisel School of Medicine, Daniel Lucey ’77 Med’81 wished he had had an environment in which he could learn from his peers, mentors and professors. As an alumnus, he helped found the Wisdom University Seminars...
     Posted by: jlmatelski
  • Between Rules and Practice : Why We Need Practical Wisdom in Life, Work, and Politics (video)

    Click here to watch Maxwell A. Cameron at the University of British Columbia's Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies. The ancient Greek philosopher Aristotle believed that every activity or practice aims at some good. Knowing how to bring about the aim intrinsic to an activity calls for practical...
     Posted by: jlmatelski
  • On Wisdom, Language, and Attention: An interview with Howard Nusbaum

    By Charles Cassidy, Evidence-Based Wisdom (EBW) Howard Nusbaum is Professor of Psychology at the University of Chicago and Director of The Center for Practical Wisdom. He is also the Director of The Division of Behavioral and Cognitive Sciences at the National Science Foundation. Whilst Co-director of...
     Posted by: jlmatelski
  • Science-Driven Practical Wisdom: Dr. Barry Schwartz on how emotions drive wisdom

    Amy Alkon, HumanLab podcast Click here to listen to the podcast Welcome to HumanLab: The Science Between Us, with Amy Alkon interviewing the luminaries of behavioral science. On this show, social psychologist Dr. Barry Schwartz lays out why our emotions, trained and modulated, are the key to developing...
     Posted by: jlmatelski
  • Conversations on Wisdom: UnCut Interview with Barry Schwartz (video)

    Click here to watch the interview on the Wisdom Research YouTube Channel. As a professor of psychology at Swarthmore College for 45 years, Barry Schwartz, PhD has focused his work on decision making, wisdom, and work satisfaction. His interests lie in the intersection between economics, morality and...
     Posted by: jlmatelski
  • Centre Publishes Statement on Character, Virtue and Practical Wisdom in Professional Practice

    University of Birmingham The Jubilee Centre for Character and Virtues is delighted to publish its Statement on Character, Virtue and Practical Wisdom in the Professions. The statement is founded on research conducted by the Jubilee Centre which explored character and virtues in law, teaching and medicine...
     Posted by: jlmatelski
  • Good doctors: An ancient idea inspiring innovative enhancement to medical education?

    by Sabena Jameel, General Medical Council Sabena Jameel, a GP and Associate Dean for GP Education based in Birmingham, talks about her current PhD studies looking at the intellectual virtue of Phronesis (Practical Wisdom) as it relates to medical education and work as a GP. Wednesday evening, and I am...
     Posted by: jlmatelski
  • Can You Teach Yourself to Be Wiser? U. of C. Center Wants to Find Out

    by Bettina Chang, Chicago Magazine An owl. An old man with a cane. Yoda. The symbols of wisdom are well known, but what do we actually know about being wise? That’s the question that will be the focus of University of Chicago’s new Center for Practical Wisdom, the first research center of its kind in...
     Posted by: jlmatelski
  • New research center becomes first to focus on wisdom

    By Greg Borzo, UChicago News While people search for wisdom throughout their lives, it long has been overlooked as a topic for rigorous scholarship and scientific investigation. That’s changing at UChicago, which recently launched the Center for Practical Wisdom. The first-of-its-kind center is being...
     Posted by: jlmatelski
  • Americans & Canadians Favor Practical Wisdom

    Society for Personality and Social Psychology Psychologists uncover a list of characteristics shared across cultures in North America that shape today’s prototypical vision of “wisdom.” Benjamin Franklin, Socrates, Martin Luther King Jr., Mother Teresa: All well-recognized names. In a recent study from...
     Posted by: jlmatelski
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  • Conversations on Wisdom: Barry Schwartz

    By Jean Matelski Boulware As a professor of psychology at Swarthmore College for 45 years, Barry Schwartz, PhD has focused his work on decision making, wisdom, and work satisfaction. His interests lie in the intersection between economics, morality and psychology. As one of the most notable public scholars...
     Posted by: jlmatelski
  • Conversations on Wisdom: Valerie Tiberius

    By 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, Moral Psychology...
     Posted by: jlmatelski
  • Are our medical students failing “Wisdom 101”?

    By Jean Decety A longitudinal study of over 450 medical students at Jefferson Medical College revealed a significant decline in empathy at the end of the third year, which persisted until graduation. The researchers found it “ironic that the erosion of empathy occurs during a time when the curriculum...
     Posted by: brendah
  • What is the role of reflection in practical wisdom?

    For ancient philosophers, wisdom required knowing the good and a wise person could live a flourishing life, in part, because he or she possessed this knowledge. These days, we are less certain that there is a good to be known that will help us live flourishing lives. Further, if we want to measure how...
     Posted by: wattawa
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