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Masami Takahashi  


Introduction:     Masami Takahashi is Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology at Northeastern Illinois University. He received his Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology from Temple University, and his research interests include wisdom, deductive reasoning, optimal environment for older adults, and spirituality. A recent wisdom-related publication, written with Willis F. Overton, was "Cultural Foundations of Wisdom: An Integrated Developmental Approach," that appeared in A Handbook of Wisdom: Psychological Perspectives edited by Robert J. Sternberg and Jennifer Jordan.

Email:     m-takahashi@neiu.edu

Personal Web Site:     http://www.neiu.edu/~mtakahas/homepage.html

Research Interests:     http://www.neiu.edu/~mtakahas/homepage.html#wisdom

Bibliography of Wisdom-Related Publication: 

Takahashi, M. (2000). Toward a culturally inclusive understanding of wisdom: Historical roots in the East and West. International Journal of Aging and Human Development, 51(3), 217-230. Abstract

Takahashi, M., & Bordia, P.(2000). The Concept of Wisdom: A Cross-Cultural Comparison. International Journal of Psychology, 35 (1), 1-9. Abstract

Takahashi, M. & Overton, W. F. (2002). Wisdom: A culturally inclusive developmental perspective. International Journal of Behavioral Development, 26(3), 269-277. Abstract

Takahashi, M. & Overton, W. F. (2005).  Cultural Foundations of Wisdom. In Sternberg R. J. & Jordan, J. (Eds.) A Handbook of Wisdom: Psychological Perspectives (pp. 32-60). New York: Cambridge University Press.   

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