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  • Faith, hope and clarity

    By Sholto Byrnes from NewStatesman. "The rate of HIV infection in Kenya is one of the highest in the world, but safer sex is at last being adopted – and it is religious groups that are leading the way, in a new spirit of openness and acceptance. An example of this is how the Channels of Hope-trained...
     Posted by: Cait
  • Why do we hate? Academics seek answer in new field

    In Psychology in the News "Why did the *** hate the Jews? Why did the Hutus hate the Tutsis? Hate is everywhere, but the fundamental question of why one person can hate another has never been adequately studied, contends Jim Mohr of Gonzaga University, who is developing a new academic field of hate...
     Posted by: nick stock
  • Turning Up Your Creativity

    by Stephen Mason in Psychology Today "Why is it that, except for Thomas Edison, it's mostly the young who invent new things? Interestingly enough, Thomas Edison was far more of an innovator than an inventor and this was especially true in his later years. Those who have visited his laboratory...
     Posted by: nick stock
  • Deciding How to Decide

    by Greg Boustead in Seed "It all started with Cheerios. Jonah Lehrer was once again standing in a supermarket aisle, crippled by the thought of which variety of whole-oat goodness to buy: honey nut or apple cinnamon. “It was an embarrassing waste of time,” he says, “and yet it happened to me all...
     Posted by: nick stock
  • A Healthy Substitute for Willpower

    from Psychology Today by J.D. Trout "I have always loved bourbon, and as a graduate student, I loved it regularly. Back then, I drank with friends routinely. But most of us also value a life free from nagging temptation. What to do? If you change the person's environment, you can break the connection...
     Posted by: wattawa
  • Itineraries Issue on Wisdom

    The fall, 2009 issue of Itineraries is titled "The Harvest of Wisdom" and focuses on elder wisdom. Table of Contents Caroline Bassett Elder Wisdom Drew Leder The Tao of Longevity Margaret Owen Thorpe Bird Wisdom Robert C. Atchley Serving from Spirit Jane F. Gilgun The Yellow Brick Road of Not...
     Posted by: wattawa
  • In Character Issue on Wisdom

    The Fall 2009 issue of In Character, a publication dedicated to exploring single virtues from different persepctives, explores the concept of wisdom. Table of Contents Charlotte Hays More Than Knowledge William Desmond Wisdom of the Ages Charlotte Allen Athena's Surprising Portfolio Michael Walzer...
     Posted by: wattawa
  • How we read each other's minds

    By Rebecca Saxe | TED.com "Sensing the motives and feelings of others is a natural talent for humans. But how do we do it? Here, Rebecca Saxe shares fascinating lab work that uncovers how the brain thinks about other peoples' thoughts -- and judges their actions." Watch the video . Image...
     Posted by: A. J. Stasic
  • We Are All Madoffs

    By David P. Barash | The Chronicle "Everybody hates Bernard Madoff, and for good reason. He bilked hundreds—thousands—of people out of billions, perhaps tens of billions, of dollars, destroyed numerous life savings, ruined the future prospects of many of those who had trusted him, all the while...
     Posted by: A. J. Stasic
  • What Makes Us Wise?

    By Julia Moulden | Huffington Post "Is thinking about wisdom part of getting older? Lately, I've been wondering what wisdom is. Here's how my dictionary defines it, "Understanding what is true, right, or lasting." I've been living with that definition to see if it seems, well...
     Posted by: A. J. Stasic
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  • "On the Need for Dionysian Education in Schools Today" (2014)

    Although much has been written about Nietzsche's views on education over the years, and much has also been written about Dionysus, god of wine and ecstasy, very little attention has been given to the meaning of, and need for, Dionysian education. This article is an attempt to begin that project....
    (My publication) Posted by: sdsteel
  • Management wisdom in perspective: Are you virtuous enough to succeed in volatile times? (2014)

    This paper presents findings from a grounded research project investigating the question, what is the relationship between wisdom and management decision making? In one of the first empirical studies investigating wisdom and management, thirty-seven New Zealand managers and executives were interviewed...
    (My publication) Posted by: Shahrokhsa
  • What Promotes Wisdom in 12-Step Recovery? (2014)

    Abstract: Research investigations on 12-step groups such as Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and Narcotics Anonymous (NA) have addressed a number of resources associated with 12-step recovery. However, little is known about the role of wisdom and whether aspects of 12-step participation might increase this...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: brendah
  • “Gratitude Is With Me All the Time”: How Gratitude Relates to Wisdom (2014)

    Abstract: Objectives. This study investigated the relationship of gratitude to wisdom. Both constructs are conceptually related to self-reflectivity, but they differ in their emphasis on extrapersonal resources. Previous wisdom research has focused mainly on intrapersonal capacities. Method. In Study...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: brendah
  • "Katabasis in the Setting of Plato's Symposium Revisited" (Parts 1 to 3) (2014)

    This article revisits a strand of Plato scholarship on the nature of wisdom's pursuit that began ten years ago. In the original 2004 article by this author, attention was drawn to how "descent" or katabasis imagery is replete throughout the drama of Plato's Symposium , whereas "ascent"...
    (My publication) Posted by: sdsteel
  • The Voice of Wisdom: New Insights on Social Impressions of Aging Voices (2014)

    Abstract: To understand better how age-related physical qualities affect age stereotyping, this research investigated the social judgments young adult listeners make when they hear the voices of younger, middle-aged, and older adult speakers. Ninety-six listeners judged 24 speakers (22-79 years in age...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: brendah
  • Defining and Assessing Wisdom: A Review of the Literature (2013)

    Abstract: With increasing longevity and a growing focus on successful aging, there has been a recent growth of research designed to operationalize and assess wisdom. We aimed to (1) investigate the degree of overlap among empirical definitions of wisdom, (2) identify the most commonly cited wisdom subcomponents...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: brendah
  • How Universities Can Help Create a Wiser World: The Urgent Need for an Academic Revolution (2013)

    Scientific knowledge and technological know-how have unquestionably brought great benefits to humanity. But they have also made possible – even caused – our current global crises, above all the impending crisis of global warming. In this book, I argue that we need urgently to bring about a revolution...
    (My publication) Posted by: NickMaxwell
  • Wisdom and Good Lives: A Process Perspective (2013)

    Abstract: Wisdom and good lives are related. On one hand, judgments about whether wisdom has been manifested are often based on conceptions of what is a good life. On the other hand, wisdom, as manifested by human endeavors throughout history which contributed to the common good over the long term, can...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: brendah
  • Warrior for Climate Science and Awareness: Stephen Schneider (2013)

    Abstract: This tribute outlines some of the major contributions that Stephen H. Schneider made to climate change science and to communication about that science to help a broader audience understand it in an educated manner, and realize that urgent decisions are needed, even with incomplete information...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: brendah
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