Reports from people involved in academic research concerning
Words from the Wise: A Qualitative and Quantitative Study of Nominated Exemplars of Wisdom by Drew Krafcik. Recently completed dissertation study, involving the use of an extensive array of quantitative and qualitative assessment tools to determine the personal qualities of exemplars of wisdom. The study found, among other things, that exemplars of wisdom “are humble, spiritual, mindful, insightful, tell the truth, and are open to experiences. They have meaningful, long-term relationships with mentors and loved ones. Exemplars are deeply influential in the lives of others and have very high life satisfaction.”
in the Twenty-First Century: A Theory of Psycho-Social Evolution.
In this article Tom
Lombardo presents a theory of wisdom based on historical traditions,
recent psychological research, and philosophical thinking while
exploring a variety of important trends and futurist themes.
The Journal for Neurocognitive Research. Both wisdom and
folly are rooted in brain function, and this journal focuses on
the brain/mind relationship. The Journal's Open Access Policy means
that all of its articles are available in full-text form for viewing
of Prior Research on Wisdom is a brief but informative excerpt
from an article by
University of Virginia professor David
Wisdom Development Scale: Further Validity Investigations
is the latest report from Jeffrey A. Greene and Scott C Brown on
their effort to formulate a rigorously tested, effective measure
of wisdom. (PDF)
Business Management is a research focus of David
Rooney, Senior Lecturer in the UQ Business School at the University
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The Wisdom Page be Useful in Your Research? Exploring the
potential of the Internet and Wisdom Page for recruiting and communicating
with research subjects.
Scientific Approach to Wisdom, a doctoral dissertation by
This is the complete dissertation in Microsoft Word format — a comprehensive
review of the scholarly research on wisdom from 1980 to 2005, and
a useful overview of the history of wisdom.
From Conception to Graduation A Systematic Integral Approach,
a doctoral dissertation by Anne
Adams concerning education for wisdom integral education
education that purposefully develops and integrates the physical,
emotional, mental, and spiritual intelligences.
Research on Wisdom is a section of Richard Trowbridge's Wisdom-Centered
Life website in which he presents a concise summary of the scholarly
research on wisdom since 1980.
of Chicago's "Defining Wisdom" Project is
"a $2 million research program on the nature and benefits of
Wisdom." Up to 20 research grants will be awarded to scholars
from around the world.
Online Articles and Academic Papers Related to Wisdom. An eclectic
assortment of articles and papers just a click away.
of Wisdom Literature in the West is a perfect resource for
anyone interested in exploring the history of the concept of wisdom.
It's part of Richard Trowbridge's Wisdom-Centered
Bibliography of wisdom resources prepared by Richard
Trowbridge. Contains references to more than 800 works, some available
on the Internet.
links and resources includes the bibliography associated with
the doctoral dissertation of Elle
Learning Across the Campus: How College Facilitates the Development
of Wisdom A paper by Scott
C. Brown that explores this important issue. (In Acrobat .pdf format.)
Wisdom Development Scale: Translating the Conceptual to the Concrete
Here, Scott C. Brown and
Jeffrey A. Greene detail their efforts to develop a valid and reliable
Wisdom Development Scale a scale to measure the wisdom construct
described in Scott Brown's paper above. (In Acrobat .pdf format.)
to materials of wisdom researchers
on one of the names below will take you to information about that
researcher, and links to relevant documents. In the future, more
names will be added.
B. Baltes Caroline
C. Brown Robert
J. Sternberg Masami