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  • Wisdom and Learning at the Finnish Institute for Educational Research

    Over the last two years, the Finnish Institute for Educational Research has focused part of its efforts on understanding wisdom in adults with a multidisciplinary team of researchers from developmental psychology, philosophy, information technology, education, history of education, and university pedagogy...
     Posted by: jlmatelski
  • 6 questions that will reveal whether you're wise; how wisdom wards off 'serious loneliness': study

    Researchers are digging into loneliness, an issue that some public-health officials say has become an epidemic in the U.S. In a paper published last month in the journal International Psychogeriatrics, Dr. Dilip Jeste and his team at the University of California-San Diego School of Medicine pointed out...
     Posted by: jlmatelski
  • Wisdom in business and management

    Center for Practical Wisdom Conducting business hinges on being able to make sound, smart decisions for moving a company forward. Does that mean business needs to be steeped in wise decision making and management practices? Ali Intezari and David Pauleen's book, Wisdom, Analytics and Wicked Problems...
     Posted by: jlmatelski
  • The road to wisdom runs through hardship, study finds

    by Maria Cohut, Medical News Today How does somebody become wise? A plethora of writers and philosophers has tried to answer that question. Now, research gives the answer, and the route is anything but straightforward. A famous Japanese proverb says, "Fall down seven times, and stand up eight,"...
     Posted by: jlmatelski
  • Do Hardships in Life Really Make You Wiser?

    by Douglas LaBier, Psychology Today Some people think that wisdom increases with age. Yet we see many examples of people who become more bitter, cynical and unpleasant as they age – hardly the hallmarks of wisdom. We tend to think of the latter as reflecting a broader, more understanding and tolerant...
     Posted by: jlmatelski
  • What Does It Mean to Be Wise?

    by Marianna Pogosyan, Psychology Today There is more to wisdom than knowledge and experience. “What does it mean to be wise?” I recently asked an 8-year-old and an 88-year-old from different parts of the world. Their answers were remarkably similar: to know a lot. For many of us, an image of a wise person...
     Posted by: jlmatelski
  • 'ON WISDOM' PODCAST: The foolish sage (with Eranda Jayawickreme)

    by Igor Grossmann and Charles Cassidy Click here to listen to Episode 5 Do 'wise people' even exist? Do we have 'wise characters' or is our behaviour more influenced by 'wise situations'? And if so, what kinds of situations best support wise behaviour? Eranda Jayawickreme joins...
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  • The Wisdom of Collaboration

    by Mark Moring, Orbiter Don’t tell science and religion they shouldn’t be meeting like this. At least, don’t tell Agustín Fuentes and Celia Deane-Drummond, an anthropologist and theologian, respectively, at the University of Notre Dame. Because they’ll just brush that notion aside and forge ahead with...
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  • Center for Practical Wisdom Research Forum: Nic M. Weststrate 2017

    'It was the best worst day of my life: Life experiences that foster wisdom' The following is a recorded presentation by Nic M. Weststrate from the Wisdom & Identity Lab, University of Toronto at the University of Chicago Center for Practical Wisdom Research Forum in August 2017. Click here...
     Posted by: jlmatelski
  • Why wealthy people may be less successful in love

    by Nicole Spector, NBC News A study found rich people are less likely than poorer people to exhibit flexibility and empathy in relationships. Money trouble is commonly cited as one of the major reasons people break up; a study by LearnVest found that nearly on in four (24 percent) of Americans have split...
     Posted by: jlmatelski
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PUBLICATIONS
  • The Cambridge Handbook of Wisdom (2019)

    Summary: This is a comprehensive review of the psychological literature on wisdom by leading experts in the field. It covers the philosophical and sociocultural foundations of wisdom, and showcases the measurement and teaching of wisdom. The connection of wisdom to intelligence and personality is explained...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: jlmatelski
  • Building Resilience & Wisdom in Clinical and Translational Researchers: A Mixed-Method Study of a Pilot Curricular Intervention (2019)

    Abstract: OBJECTIVES/SPECIFIC AIMS: The clinical and translational research workforce is in jeopardy due to investigator attrition and competing demands upon researchers. Resilience and wisdom are measurable traits that can be acquired. The aim of this study was to examine a pilot curricular intervention...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: jlmatelski
  • Wisdom as the Mediator in the Relationships Between Meaning in Life and Attitude Toward Death (2019)

    Abstract: The goal of the presented research was to investigate if wisdom plays a mediating role in the relationships between meaning in life and the attitude toward death in the period of middle and late adulthood. A study was carried out that included 567 persons aged 40 to 75 years. Three measures...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: jlmatelski
  • Suffering and the Intelligence of Love in The Teaching Life: In Light and In Darkness (2019)

    This book shares insights drawn from the diverse voices of public school teachers, community outreach education workers, professors, writers, poets, artists, and musicians on suffering in school and the classroom. Teachers speak about their own encounters with and perceptions from suffering using critical...
    (My publication) Posted by: sdsteel
  • "Chapter 2: Suffering and the Contemplative Gaze in Teaching" (2019)

    In this chapter, Steel reflects upon his experiences first as a young boy, and then later as a high school teacher in order to understand the nature of suffering in the teaching profession. Beginning with a discussion concerning the meaning of contemplation or theoria, Steel’s inquiry next takes up the...
    (My publication) Posted by: sdsteel
  • "Chapter 11: A Teacher's Night Song" (2019)

    In this chapter, Steel explores the “Night Song” from Friedrich Nietzsche’s Thus Spake Zarathustra for the insights it offers readers concerning the spiritual yearnings that constitute the contemplative foundations of the teaching life. Particular attention is given to Nietzsche’s purposeful inversions...
    (My publication) Posted by: sdsteel
  • "Introduction -- In Light and In Darkness" (2019)

    In this chapter, the editors provide an overview to readers about the general scope and intent of this compilation. They explain the meaning behind its title, as well as why investigations of “suffering in teaching” are remarkably rare and often discouraged in the field of teaching. Editors Steel and...
    (My publication) Posted by: sdsteel
  • Indigenous Sustainable Wisdom:First-Nation Know-How for Global Flourishing (2019)

    Summary: Indigenous Sustainable Wisdom: First Nation Know-how for Global Flourishing's contributors describe ways of being in the world that reflect a worldview that guided humanity for 99% of human history: They describe the practical traditional wisdom that stems from Nature-based relational cultures...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: jlmatelski
  • Siddhartha's Existential Crisis/Buddha's Resolution (2019)

    So, let us see through this story, Siddhartha as a person, like so many before and after him, who earnestly struggled to resolve some basic existential questions about life; our existence on this planet and the conditions that we are not only subject to, but we create ourselves. This earnest young man...
    (My publication) Posted by: rodger ricketts
  • Siddhartha's Existential Crisis and Buddha's Later Resolution (2019)

    So, let us see through this story, Siddhartha as a person, like so many before and after him, who earnestly struggled to resolve some basic existential questions about life; our existence on this planet and the conditions that we are not only subject to, but we create ourselves. This earnest young man...
    (My publication) Posted by: rodger ricketts
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DISCUSSIONS
  • Conversations on Wisdom: Alfred Tolle

    by Jean Matelski Boulware Alfred Tolle is the founder of Wisdom Together, a non-profit organization based in Europe. Established in 2016, Wisdom Together's mission is to connect individuals and organizations to conscious leaders and wisdom through an assortment of conferences, talks, and partner...
     Posted by: jlmatelski
  • Clinical wisdom in professional practice

    by Cynthia Baum-Baicker, Ph.D. There's an old joke in psychotherapy circles that goes like this: Nestled in the comfort of his therapist's office, a patient reveals that his tension and pain have grown to such a degree that he feels like jumping out the window. "Ah," says the kindly...
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  • Societal Implications of Wisdom across the Lifespan

    Reflections on the Symposium by the UC San Diego Center for Healthy Aging by Dilip V. Jeste, MD Danielle Glorioso, LCSW An all-day Symposium titled "Wisdom, Compassion, and Longevity", hosted by the University of California San Diego's Center for Healthy Aging and Stein Institute for Research...
     Posted by: jlmatelski
  • The Wisdom - Information Systems Nexus

    By David Pauleen and Nikunj Dalal The following is a summary of the article, Dalal N, & Pauleen DJ. (2018). The wisdom nexus: Guiding information systems research, practice, and education. Information Systems Journal, 1-21. The world is facing numerous problems that continue to grow in scale and...
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  • How Mindfulness Meditation Leads to Greater Wisdom

    Community Contribution By Sally Perkins Can mindfulness meditation be a powerful tool to attain a greater level of wisdom? By wresting our mind of excesses, rather than burdening it with too much information, we can achieve deeper clarity, empathy, and calm (Kingsbury, 2009; Kemper & Khirallah, 2015;...
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  • Can being in nature foster wisdom?

    Community Contribution by Sally Perkins The complexities of wisdom may lead some to argue that wisdom cannot be taught . While knowledge can be acquired from books by anyone who is willing to do the reading, wisdom appears to be a much broader and vague concept. It involves the ability to apply your...
     Posted by: jlmatelski
  • Conversations on Wisdom: Krista Tippett

    By Jean Matelski Boulware Krista Tippett is a Peabody Award-winning broadcaster and New York Times best-selling author. In 2014, she received the National Humanities Medal from President Obama for “thoughtfully delving into the mysteries of human existence.” On Being pursues concepts of wisdom and knowledge...
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  • Conversations on Wisdom: john a. powell

    By Jean Matelski Boulware As an internationally recognized expert in the areas of civil rights and civil liberties, john a. powell is known for his work in a wide range of issues including race, ethnicity, poverty, and democracy. He is the Executive Director of the Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive...
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  • Can Hitler be wise?

    Following a recent Wisdom Research Forum (July 14, 2016), hosted by the Center for Practical Wisdom, participants reflected upon some of the discussions of the meeting. One topic emerged around the idea of whether or not people such as Hitler or Stalin could be associated with wisdom in the sense that...
     Posted by: jlmatelski
  • Pottery and the Eternal Style of Wisdom

    by Philip Kao As a visiting assistant professor of Cultural Anthropology at the University of Pittsburgh, Dr. Philip Kao’s research and teaching focuses on wisdom, aging, personhood, gender, and the anthropology of development. He is the editor of Anthropology & Aging , an international journal intent...
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