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Handbook of Wisdom Psychological Perspectives

ISBN-10: 0521834015

ISBN-13: 9780521834018

Edition: 2005

Authors: Robert Sternberg, Jennifer Jordan

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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 multiple perspectives, including psychology, philosophy, and religion, this book gives the reader an in-depth understanding of wisdom's past, present, and possible future direction within literature, science, and society.
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Book details

List price: $118.00
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 6/20/2005
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 406
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.430
Language: English

Jennifer Jordan, an award-winning author, filmmaker, and screenwriter, has twice lived at the base of K2, where in 2002 she found the remains of Dudley Wolfe, the hero of The Last Man on the Mountain, her second book. She lives in Salt Lake City, Utah.

List of Contributors
Foreword
Theories of Wisdom Across time, Culture, and Peoples
Wisdom in History
Cultural Foundations of Wisdom: An Integrated Developmental Approach
Philosophical Theories of Wisdom
From the Inside Out: People's Implicit Theories of Wisdom
The Psychology of Wisdom: Theoretical and Empirical Challenges
The Development of Wisdom Across the Lifespan
Young and Growing Wiser: Wisdom during Adolescence and Young Adulthood
The Quest for Wisdom in Adulthood: A Psychological Perspective
Wisdom and the Person
Wisdom and Personality
The Role of Emotions in the Development of Wisdom
Wisdom in Society
Morality, Ethics, and Wisdom
Crossing Boundaries to Generative Wisdom: An Analysis of Professional Work
Wisdom in Public Policy
The Absence of Wisdom
Foolishness
Discussion
Author Index