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  • Creative Thinking: The roots of adult wisdom sink deep into childhood lessons

    By Mark Ballard, Special to The Telegraph When I was growing up, no matter what the situation or issue was, I could always talk to my parents to receive comfort and advice. Whether I had been mistreated in some way, needed to be reassured about something or simply wanted to know what I should do, both...
     Posted by: brendah
  • Unexpected Wisdom

    The New York Times, Opinion Pages Letter to the Editor January 7, 2013 To the Editor: Re “ Suffering Fools Gladly ,” by David Brooks (column, Jan. 4): There is no excuse for condescension or abuse of someone judged less intelligent, even if your name is Steve Jobs or Pauline Kael. By excusing certain...
     Posted by: brendah
  • Psychological Distance: 10 Fascinating Effects of a Simple Mind Hack

    By PsyBlog Think distant: the incredible power of abstract thought. This mind hack is simple: you imagine yourself way off in the future, or living in a different country or as a different person. The aim is to have that feeling of detachment, of stepping outside yourself, by whatever means you can....
     Posted by: brendah
  • Turns Out Empathy is Contagious

    By Liza Finlay, The Huffington Post, HuffPost Impact Is empathy contagious? Turns out it is. That may be hard to believe. Especially at this time of year, when frantic shoppers cut lines to snag deals and even the good folk at the Salvation Army fall prey to thieving employees. But, in fact, empathy...
     Posted by: brendah
  • How Arianna Huffington Uses The Powerful Potential Of Social Media To Create Change

    The Huffington Post founder talks about how the development of online tools has changed giving back. By Rachael Chong, CEO and founder of Catchafire Arianna Huffington is the president and editor-in-chief of the Huffington Post Media Group, a nationally syndicated columnist, and author of 13 books including...
     Posted by: brendah
  • The Wisdom of Five Empathy Experts at TED

    From Iraq to oxytocin, a round-up of big thoughts from big empathy experts. By Ada Calhoun 1. Sociologist Sam Richards asks if it’s possible to understand the motivations of an Iraqi insurgent? He wonders: Can anyone truly understand and empathize with another? 2. Buddhist roshi Joan Halifax explains...
     Posted by: brendah
  • Wisdom in 4G: Here Today, Everywhere Tomorrow

    By Mark Bertin, M.D., The Huffington Post Posted: 11/19/2012 11:19 am " My mother had always told her kids: If you're about to do something, and you want to know if it's a bad idea, imagine seeing it printed in the paper for all the world to see ." - From the novel Gone Girl by Gillian...
     Posted by: brendah
  • Choosing to Create Connection - Words of Wisdom from the Medical Axiom Master

    "When done properly, your relationships with your patients should hold up in the elevator, in the lobby and in the grocery store aisle." by Mark B. Reid, MD, The (in)Patient Experience I am fortunate to have had the opportunity to attend medical school with a master of the modern-day medical...
     Posted by: brendah
  • Book Series on Wisdom: Call for Expressions of Interest

    DEADLINE: December 17, 2012 By Wendelin Küpers and David Pauleen, Massey University, Auckland, New Zealand The editing for the 'Handbook of Practical Wisdom: Leadership, Organisation and Integral Business Practice' is coming to a close. The book has been sent to the publishers and Gower expects...
     Posted by: brendah
  • Wisdom in theory, but maybe not in practice

    by Rakhee Jain, The Chicago Maroon - Oct 9, 2012 As part of the Chicago Wisdom Project, a team of University faculty is leading six distinct research efforts in order to answer these questions, attempting to bridge the age-old divide between theory and practice. With the support of a $5 million grant...
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PUBLICATIONS
  • Exploring wisdom in the Confucian tradition: Wisdom as manifested by Fan Zhongyan (2016)

    Abstract: Exploring the wisdom manifested in the world's great traditions can enhance our understanding of significant human strivings to live a meaningful and satisfying life and, at the same time, to help other people live better lives. This study focuses on Confucianism, which emphasizes self...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: jlmatelski
  • Correlates of Wisdom (2016)

    Abstract: Several rating measures and standardized scales of general and personal wisdom have been developed, ranging from cognitive to noncognitive assessments of wisdom. Although correlations of wisdom partly depend on its measurement, several general patterns emerge: Personality qualities related...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: jlmatelski
  • Stories of growth and wisdom: A mixed-methods study of people living well with pain. (2016)

    Abstract: Chronic pain remains a daunting clinical challenge, affecting 30% of people in the United States and 20% of the global population. People meeting this challenge by achieving wellbeing while living with pain are a virtually untapped source of wisdom about this persistent problem. Employing a...
    (My publication) Posted by: jlmatelski
  • Wise Leadership in Kautilya’s Philosophy (2016)

    Abstract: Kautilya (4th Century B.C.) is a legendary figure in India for not only writing Arthashastra, a treatise that deals extensively with the strategies for building and running a nation based on strong fundamentals of economics and the wisdom of the leader, but also for making Chandragupta Maurya...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: jlmatelski
  • Wisdom and Mental Health Nursing (2016)

    Excerpt: Wisdom is a complex quality. For example, one person's inconsequential recognition or perception may be experienced as extraordinary or incredibly insightful to another (Randall & Kenyon, 2004). Broadly, wisdom is considered to be a higher personal attribute that embodies a special combination...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: jlmatelski
  • The Pursuit of Wisdom: A Chronological Inquiry of the World's Most Influential Seekers of Wisdom in the Fields of Theology, Philosophy, and Science (2016)

    Over the centuries we have been witness to transformational changes that have altered the way we think and live. The chapters in The Pursuit of Wisdom are dedicated to heroic individuals throughout history who have attempted to de-mystify the unknown in the secular world of Science and the venerable...
    (My publication) Posted by: jdeanc
  • “The Keepers of Stories” Personal Growth and Wisdom Among Oncology Nurses (2015)

    Abstract: This study examined whether oncology nurses experience personal growth and wisdom as a result of caring for patients. Using a grounded theory approach, 30 nurses were interviewed regarding their experiences caring for cancer patients. Every nurse in this sample cited at least one example of...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: jlmatelski
  • Clinical Wisdom (2015)

    Abstract: A diversity of cultural, economic and social factors influence our professional work as psychotherapists, and hardly anything we do with our patients is not dependent upon society’s political and moral choices. Moreover, what can be regarded as wisdom is difficult to agree upon, more so for...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: jlmatelski
  • Virtue Ethics in Knowledge Management (2015)

    Abstract: Knowledge management can be used in an organization to achieve competitive advantage via knowledge creation, knowledge sharing, knowledge absorption, and higher quality information that enable rapid response to changes in the business environment. Knowledge management can also increase the...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: jlmatelski
  • A Cross-Sectional Study of Wisdom: A Matter of Age and Gender (2015)

    Abstract: The current study was designed to explore the potential relationship of wisdom with age and gender. A sample of 400 individuals, representative of both genders (men= 185 & women= 215 with age range 17-50 years) was drawn from various educational institutions and work places of Khyber Pukhtunkhwa...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: jlmatelski
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