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NEWS
  • 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
  • Center for Practical Wisdom Research Forum: Robert J. Sternberg 2016 (video)

    Why is the world falling apart? The following is a recorded presentation by Robert J. Sternberg, Professor of Human Development from Cornell University at the Center for Practical Wisdom inaugural wisdom forum on July 14, 2016. Watch this video and previous wisdom research presentations on the UChicago...
     Posted by: jlmatelski
  • Conversations on Wisdom: Uncut Interview with Amishi Jha (video)

    by Jason Boulware and Jean Matelski Boulware Amishi Jha is an associate professor in the department of psychology at the University of Miami. The Jha lab explores the stability and mutability of attention and working memory. With large contributions to the field of contemplative practice, her research...
     Posted by: jlmatelski
  • Using a Foreign Language Changes Moral Decisions

    By Jann Ingmire, UChicago News Would you sacrifice one person to save five? Such moral choices could depend on whether you are using a foreign language or your native tongue. A new study from psychologists at the University of Chicago and Pompeu Fabra University in Barcelona finds that people using a...
     Posted by: brendah
  • Wisdom in theory, but maybe not in practice

    by Rakhee Jain, The Chicago Maroon - Oct 9, 2012 As part of the Chicago Wisdom Project, a team of University faculty is leading six distinct research efforts in order to answer these questions, attempting to bridge the age-old divide between theory and practice. With the support of a $5 million grant...
     Posted by: brendah
  • Do as I Do, Not as I Say

    By T. M. Luhrmann, The New York Times An excerpt: It's election season, and once again Democrats are flummoxed by evangelical voters. They think that “those people” vote against their own self-interest. They cannot believe that same-sex marriage matters so much to so many people. They don’t get why...
     Posted by: Anna Gomberg
  • Brain Calisthenics for Abstract Ideas

    By Benedict Carey, The New York Times Like any other high school junior, Wynn Haimer has a few holes in his academic game. Graphs and equations, for instance: He gets the idea, fine — one is a linear representation of the other — but making those conversions is often a headache. Or at least it was. For...
     Posted by: Anna Gomberg
  • Buddhism and the Brain

    By David Weisman, Seed magazine Over the last few decades many Buddhists and quite a few neuroscientists have examined Buddhism and neuroscience, with both groups reporting overlap. I’m sorry to say I have been privately dismissive. One hears this sort of thing all the time, from any religion, and I...
     Posted by: Anna Gomberg
  • Memories Are Crucial for Looking Into the Future

    By Carl Zimmer, Discover magazine The past and future may seem like different worlds, yet the two are intimately intertwined in our minds. In recent studies on mental time travel, neuroscientists found that we use many of the same regions of the brain to remember the past as we do to envision our future...
     Posted by: Anna Gomberg
  • The Trouble With Teens

    By Carl Zimmer, Discover magazine 3/24/11 Excerpt: Teenagers are a puzzle, and not just to their parents. When kids pass from childhood to adolescence their mortality rate doubles, despite the fact that teenagers are stronger and faster than children as well as more resistant to disease. Parents and...
     Posted by: Anna Gomberg
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PUBLICATIONS
  • The Buddha as an Innovator Genius (2017)

    The Buddha as an Innovator Genius In the four books I have written, I have shown how, in modern terms, the Buddha’s teachings can be called a doctrine of Transcendence Psychology that has a universal application for the wellbeing, wisdom and happiness of all human beings. As an innovator, the Buddha...
    (My publication) Posted by: rodger ricketts
  • The Buddha's Gift: A life of Well Being and Wisdom (2017)

    The Introduction to my book- Introduction “Why are you unhappy? Because 99.9 percent of everything you think, and of everything you do, is for yourself—and there isn’t one.” Wei Wu Wei The Buddha taught: ‘Wherever there is something that is intended, something that is acted upon or something that lies...
    (My publication) Posted by: rodger ricketts
  • Living with Vitality, Creativity and Openness in the Original Mind (2017)

    In the Buddha’s teachings, the opening of the awareness of the Original Mind and interbeing of life occurs when the non-dualistic cognitive based subject/object separation and alienation ceases. This enlightened awareness of life is fundamentally different from observing, fixating, contemplating and...
    (My publication) Posted by: rodger ricketts
  • Thoughts On A Spiritual Practice of Transformation and Transcendence (2017)

    A spiritual practise means transcending the cognitive patterns that create our ordinary reality. As I discuss in my book, The Buddha’s Radical Psychology: Explorations, one must see through the conventional dualistic dichotomy of the relativistic subject/ object consciousness to welcome the original...
    (My publication) Posted by: rodger ricketts
  • “In Defense of Aristotle on Character: Toward a Synthesis of Recent Psychology, Neuroscience, and Michael Polanyi,” (2017)

    In the United States, various forms of character education have become popular in both elementary and professional education. They are often criticised, however, for their reliance on Aristotle, who is said to be problematic at several points. In response to these criticisms, I argue that Aristotle’s...
    (My publication) Posted by: lewis_pa
  • Self as narrative- the transcendance of identifying with the narrative. (2016)

    “Why are you unhappy? Because 99.9 percent of everything you think, and of everything you do, is for yourself—and there isn’t one.”― Wei Wu Wei These are two paragraphs from my almost finished book- Realizing our Original Mind . ‘While the self seems real and substantial, our dis-identification practice...
    (My publication) Posted by: rodger ricketts
  • The Buddha's Radical Psychology: Explorations (2016)

    The Buddha's Radical Psychology: Explorations My newest book now available is titled, The Buddha's Radical Psychology: Explorations.The Buddha's teachings are, at heart, a way of life based on a revolutionary psychology which emphasizes the cultivation of wisdom and compassion. Through an...
    (My publication) Posted by: rodger ricketts
  • What Is Your Newest Book About? (2016)

    Since I first posted about the publication of my newest Book- The Buddha's Radical Psychology: Explorations , I have had numerous inquirers asking about the content of the book. I thought the quickest look at the book contents would be to list the Table of Contents. You can find it on Amazon, Good...
    (My publication) Posted by: rodger ricketts
  • 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
  • Moral Psychology: A Contemporary Introduction (2015)

    Summary: This is the first philosophy textbook in moral psychology, introducing students to a range of philosophical topics and debates such as: What is moral motivation? Do reasons for action always depend on desires? Is emotion or reason at the heart of moral judgment? Under what conditions are people...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: jlmatelski
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DISCUSSIONS
  • 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
  • Rosewood Report, Part 8: Concluding Thoughts

    By Valerie Tiberius At end the of July, 2010, a small group of philosophers and psychologists met at the Rosewood Inn in Hastings, Minnesota to talk about wisdom. This series of blog posts highlights key questions that emerged from that discussion. Please join our conversation by commenting on this discussion...
     Posted by: Anna Gomberg
  • The Rosewood Report: Questions about Wisdom, Part 1

    By Valerie Tiberius At end the of July, 2010, a small group of philosophers and psychologists met at the Rosewood Inn in Hastings, Minnesota to talk about wisdom. The workshop included five sessions. The first four sessions were organized around presentations by a philosopher and a psychologist on the...
     Posted by: Anna Gomberg
  • How can we train people to become wise?

    Can we train professionals to become wise in their respective fields? Do we already do so in some professions, perhaps unwittingly? Baltes and colleagues have conducted a body of empirical work related to wisdom, some of which focuses on wisdom within different professions. For example, Smith, Staudinger...
     Posted by: wattawa
  • Can the unwise recognize wisdom?

    Wisdom grantees Michael Sargent and Shabnam Mousavi examine the question. Anchoring Judgment in Wise Principles Michael J. Sargent, Bates College, United States I’ve been asked to write a blog entry about a related pair of questions: “Can the unwise recognize wisdom?” and “Can one act wisely without...
     Posted by: wattawa
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