EBW GRAPHICS SERIES: Part III

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The third part of the EBW Graphics Series includes infographics highlighting a number of new topics: Sternberg’s Balance Theory of Wisdom,  3 Long-Term Wisdom Interventions, Webster’s HERO(E) model of wisdom and a close look at the evidence for the widely held belief that ‘Older means Wiser’.


The full EBW Graphics Series can be viewed online by clicking here.


Sternberg’s Balance Theory of Wisdom

The following infographic provides an outline of The Balance Theory of Wisdom developed by Professor of Psychology Robert Sternberg in the 1990s. The theory highlights the importance of marshalling effort and resources towards achieveing ‘the common good.’ To read more about The Balance Theory of Wisdom, click here.

 

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The Balance Theory of Wisdom

Older & Wiser

The following infographic provides an overview of the evidence supporting the widely held belief that ‘older means wiser.’ In terms of empirical evidence, Paul Baltes and Jacqui Smith, two pioneering wisdom researchers from the Max Plank Institute in Berlin, suggested in 1989 ‘the harvest is relatively small’. However, research over recent years has started to tell a different story. To read more about the complex relationship between ageing and wisdom, click here.

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Older & Wiser

The HERO(E) Model of Wisdom and The Self-Assessed Wisdom Scale

The following infographic provides an overview of The HERO(E) model of Wisdom and the associated Self-Assessed Wisdom Scale, developed by Professor of Psychology Jeffrey Dean Webster. Unlike most of the other wisdom frameworks dominating the research community, the HERO(E) model includes HUMOUR as one of the central components in its description of wisdom. To read Jeffrey Webster’s full Wisdom Profile, click here.

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3 Long-Term Wisdom Interventions

The following infographic highlights 3 of the most promising candidates for developing wisdom over the long-term, according to the research community. The graphic refers to work by Baltes, Staudinger, Lopez, Tedeschi, Calhoun and Hölzel over the period from the mid-1990s up until 2011. To learn more about the development of wisdom, click here to watch the EBW animation ‘Developing Wisdom.’

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3 Long-term Interventions

The full EBW Graphics Series can be viewed online by clicking here.

If you have any thoughts about the EBW Graphics Series, please get in touch. You can contact me via the about page or find me on twitter @EBasedwisdom.

Charles

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