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Wisdom Its Nature, Origins, and Development

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ISBN-10: 0521367182

ISBN-13: 9780521367189

Edition: 1990

Authors: Robert J. Sternberg

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This authoritative volume represents the only complete collection of psychological views on wisdom currently available. Considered an elusive psychological construct until recently, wisdom is currently attracting interest as an independent field. The acclaimed psychologist Robert Sternberg perceived the need to document the progress made in the field, and to point the way for future theory and progress. The resulting book introduces the concept of wisdom, considers philosophical issues and developmental approaches, and covers folk conceptions of the topic. The final chapter presents an integration of the fascinating and comprehensive material.
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Book details

List price: $69.99
Copyright year: 1990
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 4/27/1990
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 352
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English

Preface
Approaches to the Study of Wisdom
Understanding wisdom
Approaches Informed by Philosophical Conceptions of Wisdom
Wisdom through the ages
The psychology of wisdom: an evolutionary interpretation
Wisdom as integrated thought: historical and developmental perspectives
Approaches Informed by Folk Conceptions of Wisdom
Toward a psychology of wisdom and its ontogenesis
Wisdom in a post-apocalyptic age
Wisdom and its relations to intelligence and creativity
Wisdom and the study of wise persons
Approaches Informed by Psychodevelopmental Conceptions of Wisdom
The loss of wisdom
Wisdom and reflective judgment: knowing in the face of uncertainty
Wisdom: the art of problem finding
An essay on wisdom: towards symbolic processes that make it possible
Conceptualising wisdom: the primacy of affect-cognition relations
Integration of Approaches and Viewpoints
Integration
Author index
Subject index