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  • Working class people are WISER when it comes to dealing with others than their middle class counterparts, claim scientists

    by Tim Collins, DailyMail.co.uk Experts asked participants about their reasoning about interpersonal conflicts They found that more affluent individuals and regions reasoned less wisely Less wealthy people spend more time considering the impact of their decisions This is necessary in order to coordinate...
     Posted by: jlmatelski
  • Virtue, Practical Wisdom & Professional Education

    by The Jubilee Centre for Character and Virtues The Virtue, Practical Wisdom and Professional Education research report was published on 8th December 2017. The report describes the methods employed in developing, implementing, and piloting a new online intervention, entitled Character in the Professions...
     Posted by: jlmatelski
  • Wisdom Research Forum 2017: Kathryn Schertz (video)

    A thought in the park: The influence of naturalness and low level visual features on expressed thought The following is a recorded presentation of Kathryn Schertz, Doctoral Student in the Environmental Neuroscience Lab from the University of Chicago at the University of Chicago Center for Practical Wisdom...
     Posted by: jlmatelski
  • The meaning of wisdom

    by David Brennan, Mediatel Newsline BE Insight's David Brennan shares his guide to creating wisdom out of intelligence I really enjoyed writing my last opinion piece, exploring the role of insight in an AI-dominated world. I also enjoyed the debate it sparked. So, having explored some of the philosophical...
     Posted by: jlmatelski
  • Conversations on Wisdom: Podcast with Krista Tippett

    Click here to listen to the Conversation on Wisdom podcast with Krista Tippett! 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...
     Posted by: jlmatelski
  • Conversations on Wisdom: UnCut Interview with john a. powell

    Watch this video and other Conversations on Wisdom videos on the Uchicago Wisdom Research Channel! 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...
     Posted by: jlmatelski
  • Wisdom Research Forum 2017: Daniel Lapsley (video)

    The Virtues Scientist Project: Intellectual Virtues, Epistemic Reasoning, and Science Education The following is a recorded presentation of Daniel Lapsley, ACE Collegiate Professor of Psychology from the University of Notre Dame at the University of Chicago Center for Practical Wisdom Research Forum...
     Posted by: jlmatelski
  • Wisdom Research Forum 2017: Dilip Jeste (video)

    Can Wisdom be Enhanced? A review of literature The following is a recorded presentation of Dilip Jeste, Senior Associate Dean for Healthy Aging and Senior Care; Estelle and Edgar Levi Chair in Aging; Distinguished Professor of Psychiatry and Neurosciences; Sam and Rose Stein Institute for Research on...
     Posted by: jlmatelski
  • Researchers Develop New Tool to Assess Individual’s Level of Wisdom

    by Scott LaFee, UC San Diego Health San Diego Wisdom Scale reflects data that neurobiology underlies trait Researchers at University of San Diego School of Medicine have developed a new tool called the San Diego Wisdom Scale (SD-WISE) to assess an individual’s level of wisdom, based upon a conceptualization...
     Posted by: jlmatelski
  • Wisdom Research Forum 2017: Robert J. Sternberg (video)

    Appointment in Samarra: Are we rushing to create a society of smart (and not so smart) fools? The following is a recorded presentation of Robert J. Sternberg, Professor of Human Development, Cornell University at the University of Chicago Center for Practical Wisdom Research Forum in August 2017. Watch...
     Posted by: jlmatelski
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DISCUSSIONS
  • Conversations on Wisdom: Theodore Richards

    By Jean Matelski Boulware Theodore Richards is the founder and director of the Chicago Wisdom Project. The mission of the Chicago Wisdom Project is to re-imagine education through holistic programming that transforms individual, community, and world through creative expression. He is the author of Handprints...
     Posted by: jlmatelski
  • Wisdom in Understanding the Language of Law

    By Howard C. Nusbaum When I taught an undergraduate class on wisdom research at the University of Chicago a couple of years ago, students often conceptualized wisdom in terms of wise advice. This is generally a common idea about wisdom. Rather than thinking of wisdom in Aristotelian terms of wise action...
     Posted by: brendah
  • 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
  • What is wise counsel? Part III

    by Keith Whitaker, Defining Wisdom Grantee Wise Counsel Research— www.wisecounselresearch.org To continue our discussion of wisdom and wise counsel in the context of comedy, on June 1 our reading group discussed Kingsley Amis’ Lucky Jim . We began with the question, “What is Jim’s luck?” and with the...
     Posted by: wattawa
  • What is wise counsel? Part II.

    by Keith Whitaker, Defining Wisdom Grantee Wise Counsel Research— www.wisecounselresearch.org After our recent conversation about the Fool in King Lear , our reading group decided to pursue wisdom in a comic context, with the character of Jeeves—the seemingly omniscient “gentleman’s gentleman”—in the...
     Posted by: wattawa
  • How are happiness and wisdom related?

    “Defining Wisdom” is an interdisciplinary research program within the Arete Initiative at The University of Chicago. Twenty groups of researchers from a wide range of disciplines have been awarded two-year grants under the program to investigate the nature and benefits of wisdom. As a group, we have...
     Posted by: wattawa
  • Wisdom and Tradition: Aristotle

    As a philosophical concept and cultural ideal, wisdom has enjoyed a long history. It has also acquired a prestige such that one cannot speak of “bad wisdom” or “undesirable wisdom.” Wisdom is good – and where it is lacking, the lack is always regretted. Part of what makes wisdom prestigious is its elusive...
     Posted by: wattawa
  • Has the world become more or less wise over the past 50 years?

    At the Defining Wisdom Network Meeting in June 2009, participants were asked to come up with a series of questions about wisdom that might shed light on the broad issues of our project. One participant asked the following question: “Has the world become more or less wise in the last 50 years? Or is the...
     Posted by: wattawa
  • Wisdom: addition through subtraction?

    I just came back from our first conference of “wisdom scholars” in Chicago, and was fascinated by the topics that the wisdom grant winners are investigating. I thought I would try to blog about a topic that allowed me to mention several of them. Wisdom commonly is thought of as something that one accumulates...
     Posted by: wattawa
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