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Monisha Pasupathi 


Introduction:     Monisha Pasupathi is Associate Professor of Psychology at the University of Utah. She received her Ph.D. in Psychology from Stanford University in 1997, and was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development's Center for Lifespan Psychology from 1997 to 1999. While her current research focus is "relations between storytelling and the self," some of her research has had an explicit wisdom focus. Recently, for example, she and M.J. Richardson wrote a chapter titled "Young and Growing Wiser: Wisdom during Adolescence and Young Adulthood" that appeared in A Handbook of Wisdom: Psychological Perspectives edited by Robert J. Sternberg and Jennifer Jordan.

Email:     monisha.pasupathi@psych.utah.edu

Personal Web Site:     http://www.psych.utah.edu/people/faculty/pasupathi/index.php

Biography:   See Personal Web Site and Formal CV 

Formal CV:     http://www.psych.utah.edu/people/faculty/pasupathi/030606%20Pasupathi%20Vita.pdf

Bibliography of Wisdom-Related Publications:  

Pasupathi, M., & Baltes, P. B. (2000). Wisdom. In A. E. Kazdin (Ed.), Encyclopedia of psychology (Vol. 8, pp. 249-253). New York: Oxford University Press.

Pasupathi, M., & Staudinger, U. M. (2000). A "talent" for knowledge and judgment about life: The lifespan development of wisdom. In K. A. Heller, F. J. Monks, R. J. Sternberg, & R. Subotnik (Eds.) International Handbook for Research on Giftedness and Talent, 2nd ed (pp. xx-xx). New York: Elsevier.

Pasupathi, M., & Staudinger, U. M. (2001). Do advanced moral reasoners also show wisdom? Linking moral reasoning and wisdom-related knowledge and judgment. International Journal of Behavioral Development, 25, 401-415. Abstract

Pasupathi, M., Staudinger, U. M., & Baltes, P. B. (2001). Seeds of wisdom: Adolescents' knowledge and judgment about difficult life problems. Developmental Psychology, 37, 351-361. Abstract

Richardson, M.J., & Pasupathi, M. (2005). Young and Growing Wiser: Wisdom during Adolescence and Young Adulthood. In Sternberg R. J. & Jordan, J. (Eds.) A Handbook of Wisdom: Psychological Perspectives (pp. 139-159). New York: Cambridge University Press.

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