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Title The scientific study of personal wisdom : from contemplative traditions to neuroscience / Michel Ferrari, Nicholas Weststrate, editors

Published Dordrecht ; New York : Springer Science+Business Media, [2013]
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Contents Person-based Wisdom -- The Need to Distinguish Personal from General Wisdom: A Short History and Empirical Evidence / Ursula M. Staudinger -- Relevance, Meaning and the Cognitive Science of Wisdom / John Vervaeke, Leonardo Ferraro -- Personal Wisdom in the Balance / Robert J. Sternberg -- The MORE Life Experience Model: A Theory of the Development of Personal Wisdom / Judith Glück, Susan Bluck -- Neurobiological Basis of Personal Wisdom / Jeff D. Sanders, Dilip V. Jeste -- Wisdom in everyday, real-life contexts -- From Personal Striving to Positive Influence: Exploring Wisdom in Real-Life Contexts / Shih-ying Yang -- Stories of Wisdom to Live By: Developing Wisdom in a Narrative Mode / Michel Ferrari, Nic M. Weststrate, Anda Petro -- Religion, Spirituality, and Personal Wisdom: A Tale of Two Types / Paul Wink, Michele Dillon -- A Social Interpretation of Personal Wisdom / Ricca Edmondson -- Self-transcendent wisdom -- The Transpersonal in Personal Wisdom / Michael R. Levenson, Carolyn M. Aldwin -- The Grinch Who Stole Wisdom / Eleanor Rosch -- Wisdom of the East and West: A Relational Developmental Systems Perspective / Masami Takahashi -- The Paradoxical Nature of Personal Wisdom and Its Relation to Human Development in the Reflective, Cognitive, and Affective Domains / Monika Ardelt, W. Andrew Achenbaum, Hunhui Oh -- The transformative potential of wisdom inquiry -- Wisdom: Object of Study or Basic Aim of Inquiry? / Nicholas Maxwell -- Conclusion -- The Scientific Study of Personal Wisdom / Michel Ferrari, Nic M. Weststrate
Summary "The rich and diverse contributions to this volume span a wide variety of disciplines, from psychology and philosophy to neuroscience, by some of the most influential scholars in the emerging science of personal wisdom. As such, it is a collection of essential readings and the first publication to integrate both the spiritual and pragmatic dimensions of personal wisdom. * The content of the book goes beyond speculative theory to present a wealth of scientific research currently under way in this expanding field. It also describes numerous promising methods now being deployed in the quest for scientific knowledge of the elusive, yet critical, phenomenon of personal wisdom. The book is an excellent introduction to the field for novice researchers as well as a stimulating and enlightening resource for established experts. Its broad appeal makes it a vital addition to the libraries of academics and practitioners in many disciplines, from developmental psychology to gerontology, and from philosophy to contemplative religious traditions such as Buddhism."--Publisher's website
Analysis Education
Education --Philosophy
Educational psychology
Philosophy of Education
Educational Philosophy
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Wisdom.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1306545080
9400779879 (electronic bk.)
9789400779877 (electronic bk.)