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A Handbook of Wisdom: Psychological Perspectives
At a time when poor choices are being made by notably intelligent and powerful individuals, this book analyzes a form of reasoning and decision-making that is not only productive and prudent, but serves as well a beneficial purpose for society. A Handbook of Wisdom includes contributions from some of the most prominent scholars in the field of wisdom research. Written from ...more
Paperback, 406 pages
Published December 9th 2010 by Cambridge University Press
(first published January 1st 2005)
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An update on an earlier volume, A Handbook of Wisdom by Robert J. Sternberg and Jennifer Jordan explores the elusive topic of wisdom from the perspective of history, philosophy, religion, psychology and social science. Together with the most prominent scholars in the field of wisdom research, they attempt to explicate the various definitions and measurement controversies that had confronted investigators over this important ancient topic. Also included among its invaluable content on the theorie ...more
Robert J. Sternberg's spectacular research career in psychology had a rather inauspicious beginning. In elementary school he performed poorly on IQ tests, and his teachers' actions conveyed their low expectations for his future progress. Everything changed when his fourth grade teacher, Mrs. Alexa, saw that he had potential and challenged him to do better. With her encouragement, he became a high- ...more