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  • Center for Practical Wisdom Research Forum: Dilip Jeste, MD

    At the Center’s 2016 Wisdom Research Forum, Dilip V. Jeste, MD delivered a presentation titled, "Wisdom from a neuroscience perspective". Dr. Jeste is Senior Associate Dean for Healthy Aging and Senior Care; Estelle and Edgar Levi Chair in Aging; Distinguished Professor of Psychiatry and Neurosciences;...
     Posted by: jlmatelski
  • Wisdom is more of a state than a trait

    by Christian Jarrett, Research Digest We all know the kind of person who did really well at school and uni but can’t seem to help themselves from forever making bad mistakes in real life. And then there are those characters who might not be surgeons or rocket scientists but have this uncanny ability...
     Posted by: jlmatelski
  • What is wisdom? Wise reasoning has three specific facets

    by Christopher Bergland, Psychology Today Throughout history, there have been countless iconic figures who are notorious for possessing extraordinary wisdom. But what exactly is “wisdom”? Although psychological research on wisdom has flourished in the past 30 years—defining wisdom can be difficult. Wisdom...
     Posted by: jlmatelski
  • 7 elements of wisdom that can make you happier as you age

    by Christopher Bergland, Psychology Today In a counterintuitive finding, researchers have discovered that a surprisingly large number of Americans are getting happier and happier as they age. Apparently, getting older doesn't inherently lead to a deterioration of physical and psychological well-being...
     Posted by: jlmatelski
  • Turning points : Finding experiential forks in the path to wisdom and virtues

    by Howard Nusbaum, Self, Motivation, & Virtue Project People often believe that, by adulthood, the psychology of the way they think, feel, believe, and act is set in stone–that an adult’s personality cannot really change. In part, this may be why people think that wisdom is something unattainable...
     Posted by: jlmatelski
  • Berthold Hoeckner, University of Chicago – Wisdom, Meditation and Ballet Too

    by David Hopper, The Academic Minute Listen to The Academic Minute podcast here Does wisdom come from the mind or does the body have a part to play as well? Berthold Hoeckner, Associate Professor of Music and the Humanities at the University of Chicago, discusses how being in tune with both mind and...
     Posted by: jlmatelski
  • The Wisdom Project: Can science really tell us anything worth knowing about wisdom?

    by Betsy Johnson-Miller, Bearings Can science really tell us anything worth knowing about wisdom? Dr. Howard Nusbaum thinks so. “Wisdom is not a magical thing,” says Nusbaum, principal investigator at the University of Chicago’s Wisdom Research Project. “It’s about solving certain problems and thinking...
     Posted by: jlmatelski
  • Higher Wisdom Is Correlated With A Form Of Dance And Ancient Traditional Practices

    PsyBlog:Understand your Mind Higher wisdom is correlated with these diverse activities. Classical ballet has been linked to increased wisdom by a new study. The research also confirmed that many varieties of meditation are linked to greater wisdom. The link, the researcher shows, is down to how meditation...
     Posted by: jlmatelski
  • Meditation and Ballet Associated with Wisdom, Study Says

    By Greg Borzo, Uchicago News Wisdom is often linked with age, but not all elders are wise. So, what makes a person wise? A new study, “The Relationship between Mental and Somatic Practices and Wisdom,” published Feb. 18, 2016, in PLOS ONE, confirms the age-old conception that meditation is associated...
     Posted by: jlmatelski
  • Conversations on Wisdom: Uncut Interview with Nancy Snow (video)

    by Jason Boulware and Jean Matelski Boulware Nancy Snow, PhD is a philosopher and the director of the Institute for the study of Human Flourishing at the University of Oklahoma. She is also co-director for the Self, Motivation, and Virtue Project which supports research to open avenues of inquiry into...
     Posted by: jlmatelski
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PUBLICATIONS
  • Wisdom and reason in law (2017)

    Abstract: Some three decades ago, upon taking a job at the University of Colorado, I read some of the work of my new colleague Robert Nagel. One short but trenchant essay - one that I have pondered and cited repeatedly in the years since - was called "Rationalism in Constitutional Law." 1 In...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: jlmatelski
  • Wisdom Calls: the Moral Story of the Hebrew Bible (2017)

    Reading the Old Testament as Hebrew Bible invites us to develop wisdom. The Torah and Former Prophets expose both the need for and limits of building morality around rules. The Latter Prophets offer internalized principles as the basis of morality, but also demonstrate the limit of principles. The Writings...
    (My publication) Posted by: lewis_pa
  • Wise deliberation sustains cooperation (2017)

    Abstract: Humans are intuitively cooperative. Humans are also capable of deliberation, which includes social comparison, self-reflection and mental simulation of the future. Does deliberation undermine or sustain cooperation? Some studies suggest that deliberation is positively associated with cooperation...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: jlmatelski
  • Virtue Development and Role of Character in Decision Making (2017)

    Abstract: The most significant contribution of virtue ethics is the role of discriminative intelligence (practical wisdom) in decision making. Decision making in virtue ethics is actually influenced by the acumen and discriminative intelligence of the agent concerned rather than rules and codes of morality...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: jlmatelski
  • In Praise of Natural Philosophy: A Revolution for Thought and Life (2017)

    The central thesis of this book is that we need to reform philosophy and join it to science to recreate a modern version of natural philosophy; we need to do this in the interests of rigour, intellectual honesty, and so that science may serve the best interests of humanity. The book seeks to redraw our...
    (My publication) Posted by: NickMaxwell
  • What do you think you are measuring? A mixed-methods procedure for assessing the content validity of test items and theory-based scaling (2017)

    Abstract : The valid measurement of latent constructs is crucial for psychological research. Here, we present a mixed-methods procedure for improving the precision of construct definitions, determining the content validity of items, evaluation of representativeness of items for the target construct,...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: jlmatelski
  • Pursuing Practice Wisdom in Leadership (2017)

    Abstract: Practical wisdom (phronesis) is an ancient, enigmatic, and intractable notion yet the manner of its workings and its influence on public life, professional practice and civil society remains little understood. Despite its profound effect on virtually every aspect of modern life, full understanding...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: jlmatelski
  • Conceptualizing Wise Management Decision-Making: A Grounded Theory Approach (2017)

    Abstract: This article investigates the role of wisdom in management decision-making. In one of the first empirical studies investigating wisdom and management, 37 CEOs, top managers, and senior executives were interviewed about their perspectives on the concept of wisdom in the business context and...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: jlmatelski
  • Wisdom and Aging (2017)

    Abstract: In this chapter, we consider what it means to be wise, and how this is affected by one’s age. We begin by considering the Deep Rationality Theory of wisdom and offer the Ordo Amoris model of wisdom instead as more comprehensive and satisfactory. This second model allows individuals to be wise...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: jlmatelski
  • Becoming Wise: An Inquiry into the Mystery and Art of Living (2017)

    Abstract: In Becoming Wise , Tippett distills the insights she has gleaned from this luminous conversation in its many dimensions into a coherent narrative journey, over time and from mind to mind. The book is a master class in living, curated by Tippett and accompanied by a delightfully ecumenical dream...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: jlmatelski
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