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A handbook of wisdom : psychological perspectives

Author: Robert J Sternberg; Jennifer Jordan
Publisher: Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"A Handbook of Wisdom explores wisdom's promise for helping scholars and lay people to understand the apex of human thought and behavior. At a time when poor choices are being made by notably intelligent and powerful individuals, this book presents analysis and review on a form of reasoning and decision making that is not only productive and prudent but also serves a beneficial purpose for society."
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Robert J Sternberg; Jennifer Jordan
ISBN: 0521834015 9780521834018 0521541824 9780521541824
OCLC Number: 56805618
Description: xvii, 387 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Part I: Theories of wisdom across time, culture, and peoples --
Wisdom in history / James E. Birren and Cheryl M. Svensson --
Cultural foundations of wisdom : an integrated developmental approach / Masami Takahashi and Willis F. Overton --
Philosophical theories of wisdom / Lisa M. Osbeck and Daniel N. Robinson --
From the inside out : people's implicit theories of wisdom / Susan Bluck and Judith Glück --
The psychology of wisdom : theoretical and empirical challenges / Ute Kunzmann & Paul B. Baltes --
Part II: The development of wisdom across the lifespan --
Young and growing wiser : wisdom during adolescence and young adulthood / M.J. Richardson & M. Pasupathi --
The quest for wisdom in adulthood: a psychological perspective / Jennifer Jordan --
Part III: Wisdom and the person --
Wisdom and personality / Ursula M. Staudinger, Jessica Dörner, Charlotte Mickler --
The role of emotions in the development of wisdom / Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi and Jeanne Nakamura --
Part IV: Wisdom in society --
Morality, ethics, and wisdom / Joel J. Kupperman --
Crossing boundaries to generative wisdom : an analysis of professional work / Jeffrey L. Solomon, Paula Marshall and Howard Gardner --
Wisdom in public policy / Lloyd S. Etheredge --
Part V :The absence of wisdom --
Foolishness / Robert J. Sternberg.
Responsibility: edited by Robert J. Sternberg, Jennifer Jordan.


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"This handbook provides a valuable compendium of the current state of knowledge about wisdom. It is a worthwhile read, and the conscientious reader will be more knowledgeable if not wiser." -David D. Read more...

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