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Paul B. Baltes 


Introduction:    The late Paul Baltes (1939-2006) was Director of the Center of Lifespan Psychology at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development, Berlin, Professor of Psychology at the Free University of Berlin, and Distinguished Professor of Psychology at the University of Virginia. He was was author or editor of 18 books and more than 250 scholarly articles and chapters. He was also one of the key formulators of "The Berlin Paradigm" which defines wisdom as "an expert knowledge system concerning the fundamental pragmatics of life. These include knowledge and judgment about the meaning and conduct of life and the orchestration of human development toward excellence while attending conjointly to personal and collective well-being." A more complete outline of his life and work is at http://www.mpib-berlin.mpg.de/en/mitarbeiter/Bs/baltes.htm

Personal Web Site:     http://www.baltes-paul.de/Overview.htm

Biography:     http://www.mpib-berlin.mpg.de/en/mitarbeiter/Bs/baltes.htm

Formal CV:     http://mpibweb.mpib-berlin.mpg.de/curriculum_vitae/lang/en/id_name/baltes/index.mpi

Bibliography:     A complete publications list is part of his CV at the link above.

Complete Works Accessible On Line:     Some items on the list of publications at http://www.baltes-paul.de/Wisdom.html have downloadable abstracts, others downloadable full-text articles.

Other downloadable full-text articles of his appear on a list of Max Plank Institute publications at http://library.mpib-berlin.mpg.de/fulltext/.