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  • 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...
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  • 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...
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  • 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...
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  • 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...
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  • Conversations on Wisdom: UnCut Interview with Valerie Tiberius (video)

    by Jason Boulware and 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...
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  • With Age Comes Wisdom, and Some Concerns for Candidates

    By Murali Doraiswamy, The New York Times What are the odds of a president’s cognitive abilities declining substantially while in office? The Constitution has a lower age limit of 35, but no upper age limit. Even one of the 55,000 American centenarians alive today could still legally run for president...
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  • Nuggets of Learned Wisdom Could Lead You to a Better Life

    By Ruben Navarrette Jr., MySanAntonio Most of us close out the holidays hoping we’ll be happier, more fulfilled and more successful in the new year. For some of us this might mean being able to achieve a goal, start a business, spend more time with family or find that perfect job. Yet wherever it is...
     Posted by: brendah
  • Twelve Days of Wisdom

    By Leigh Pretnar Cousins, PsychCentral If I ever write my memoirs, I’ll devote one chapter to each of the books that changed my life, by authors including Dan Ariely, Judith Rich Harris, Steven Pinker, Martin Seligman, Shirley Glass, John and Julie Gottman and Haim Ginott... ...this year I’ve gathered...
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  • Practical wisdom and why we need to value it

    by David Blockley, Oxford University Press blog “Some people who do not possess theoretical knowledge are more effective in action (especially if they are experienced) than others who do possess it.” Aristotle was referring, in his Nicomachean Ethics , to an attribute called practical wisdom – a quality...
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  • 'Solar Freakin' Roadways' And The Wisdom Of Small Wins

    by Stephen J. Meyer, Forbes I’m going to tie together some remarkable stats about the Pittsburgh Steelers in the 1970s, the mythical “gasoline pill,” an obscure story about the EPA in the early 1970s, and Solar Freakin’ Roadways. The payoff will be an insight into how we should approach big, staggeringly...
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