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The Scientific Study of Personal Wisdom : From Contemplative Traditions to Neuroscience.

Author: Michel Ferrari; Nic M Weststrate
Publisher: New York : Springer Jan. 2014.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Michel Ferrari; Nic M Weststrate
ISBN: 9789400779860 9400779860
OCLC Number: 876284869
Target Audience: Scholarly & Professional
Description: 1 online resource (250 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Preface, Michel Ferrari & Nic M. Weststrate.- Part I: Person-based Wisdom.- Chapter 1. The Need to Distinguish Personal from General Wisdom: A Short History and Empirical Evidence, Ursula M. Staudinger.- Chapter 2. Relevance, Meaning and the Cognitive Science of Wisdom, John Vervaeke & Leo Ferraro.- Chapter 3. Personal Wisdom in the Balance, Robert J. Sternberg.- Chapter 4. The MORE Life Experience Model: A Theory of the Development of Wisdom, Judith Gluck & Susan Bluck.- Chapter 5. Neurobiological Basis of Personal Wisdom, Jeff D. Sanders & Dilip V. Jeste.- Part II: Wisdom in everyday, real-life contexts.- Chapter 6. From Persons to Positive Influences: Exploring Wisdom in Real-life Contexts, Shih-ying Yang.- Chapter 7. Stories of Wisdom to Live By: Developing Wisdom in a Narrative Mode, Michel Ferrari, Nic M. Weststrate, & Anda Petro.- Chapter 8. Religion, Spirituality, and Personal Wisdom: A Tale of Two Types, Paul Wink & Michele Dillon.- Chapter 9. Social Interpretation of Wisdom, Ricca Edmondson.- Part III: Self-transcendent wisdom.- Chapter 10. The Transpersonal in Personal Wisdom, Michael R. Levenson & Carolyn M. Aldwin.- Chapter 11. The Grinch Who Stole Wisdom, Eleanor Rosch.- Chapter 12. Wisdom of the East and West: A Relational Developmental Systems Perspective, Masami Takahashi.- Chapter 13. The Paradoxical Nature of Personal Wisdom and its Relationship to Human Development in the Cognitive, Reflective and Affective Domains, Monika Ardelt, W. Andrew Achenbaum & Hunhui Oh.- Part IV: The transformative potential of wisdom inquiry.- Chapter 14. Wisdom: Object of Study or Basic Aim of Inquiry?, Nicholas Maxwell.- Conclusion, Michel Ferrari & Nic M. Weststrate.


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