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  • Study: Wisdom requires both higher heart rate variability and adopting a third-person perspective

    by Jill Suttie, Greater Good Magazine Many cultures consider the human heart to be the seat of wisdom. Now scientists are finding some evidence for this, though the reality may be more complicated than it seems. Previous research has suggested that higher heart rate variability (HRV)—the variability...
     Posted by: jlmatelski
  • A new study suggests mindfulness isn’t quite as miraculous as we’ve been led to believe

    by Olivia Goldhill, Quartz Mindfulness is having a moment. The practice, which involves consciously focusing on and recognizing your thoughts and emotions, has been found to reduce stress, improve grades, increase compassion, aid weight loss, and bolster resilience. Above all, mindfulness is considered...
     Posted by: jlmatelski
  • Mindfulness and the Scientific Study of Wisdom

    by Matthew Brensilver, Mindful Schools As the scope of science expands, concepts that were previously confined to the humanities are receiving scientific attention. One recent example of this trend is the scientific exploration of wisdom . Traditionally, discussions of wisdom have been confined to disciplines...
     Posted by: jlmatelski
  • The Power of Emotional Wisdom

    Jenny Florence, HuffPost, The Third Metric Wisdom is the creative outcome of knowledge and experience that have become integrated and joined together, and it is our emotions that inform this process and make it possible. Our emotions are continually live and online. Like a navigation system, they are...
     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
  • Why Can't We All Just Get Along? The Uncertain Biological Basis of Morality

    October 23, 2013 Robert Wright, The Atlantic Squaring recent research suggesting we're "naturally moral" with all the strife in the world Excerpt: In 1999, Joshua Greene —then a philosophy graduate student at Princeton, now a psychology professor at Harvard—had a very fertile idea. He took...
     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...
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  • The Wisdom Scorecard, Monika Ardelt, May 6, 2007

    by Tom Jackson, New York Times Magazine. Source: Monika Ardelt, University of Florida – Gainesville. Can something as subjective as wisdom be measured like stress or cholesterol? Some researchers have been trying to do just that. Among them is Monika Ardelt, a sociology professor at the University of...
     Posted by: brendah
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  • Conversations on Wisdom: Judith Glück

    by Jean Matelski Boulware Judith Glück is a professor of Developmental Psychology at the University of Klagenfurt in Austria. Her research focuses on wisdom of the individual and how it develops over time. She also studies contextual conditions for the manifestation of wisdom, and how wisdom could be...
     Posted by: jlmatelski
  • Planting Seeds of Wisdom Part 2: Can Schools Teach Wisdom?

    By Brenda Huskey Some say that wisdom cannot be taught, and that wisdom may be gained only through a life-time of learning through real-world experience. Yet if wisdom can be learned , it can be taught . But how? (Sternberg, 2001; Reznitskaya & Sternberg, 2004). The wisest of teachers have always...
     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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