A Handbook of Wisdom: Psychological Perspectives

A Handbook of Wisdom: Psychological Perspectives

by Robert Sternberg, Jennifer Jordan
     
 

"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… See more details below

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"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." A Handbook of Wisdom is a collection of chapters from some of the most prominent scholars in the field of wisdom research. Written from multiple perspectives, including psychology, philosophy, and religion, this book provides the reader with an in-depth understanding of wisdom's past, present, and possible future direction within literature, science, and society.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521541824
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
06/30/2005
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
406
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.91(d)

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Table of Contents

Foreword
1Wisdom in history3
2Cultural foundations of wisdom : an integrated developmental approach32
3Philosophical theories of wisdom61
4From the inside out : people's implicit theories of wisdom84
5The psychology of wisdom : theoretical and empirical challenges110
6Young and growing wiser : wisdom during adolescence and young adulthood139
7The quest for wisdom in adulthood : a psychological perspective160
8Wisdom and personality191
9The role of emotions in the development of wisdom220
10Morality, ethics, and wisdom245
11Crossing boundaries to generative wisdom : an analysis of professional work272
12Wisdom in public policy297
13Foolishness331
Discussion353

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