Characteristics of Wisdom

Wisdom and Ageing

Antecedents and Effects of Wisdom in Old Age: A Longitudinal Perspective on Aging Well (Ardelt, 2000)

Wisdom and life satisfaction in old age (Ardelt, 1997)

Wisdom and Mental Health across the Lifespan (Webster, Westerhof & Bohlmeijer, 2012)

Wisdom and Culture

Opinions of Culturally Diverse Sample of Asians on Wisdom (Brezina & Ritomský, 2010)

Wisdom and Experience

Making Things Better and Learning a Lesson: Experiencing Wisdom Across the Lifespan (Bluck & Gluck, 2004)

The wisdom of experience: Autobiographical narratives across adulthood (Gluck et al., 2005)

Wisdom and Gender

Gender and Wisdom: A Brief Overview (Aldwin, 2009)

Wisdom and Implicit Theories

Laypeople’s Conceptions of Wisdom and Its Development: Cognitive and Integrative Views (Gluck & Bluck, 2011)

Wisdom and Neuroscience

Neurobiology of Wisdom: a literature overview (Meeks & Jeste, 2009)

Wisdom and Social Skills

Exploring Solomon’s Paradox: Self- Distancing Eliminates the Self-Other Asymmetry in Wise Reasoning About Close Relationships in Younger and Older Adults (Grossmann and Kross, 2014)

The social dimension of wisdom: Conditions for Perceiving Advice-Giving Persons as Wise (Stange, Antje, 2006)

Further Characteristics of Wisdom

A Heart and A Mind: Self-distancing Facilitates the Association Between Heart Rate Variability, and Wise Reasoning (Grossmann, Sahdra & Ciarrochi, 2016)

Expert Consensus on Characteristics of Wisdom: A Delphi Mehod Study (Jeste, Ardelt, Blazer, Kraemer, Vaillant, Meeks, 2010)

Human Strengths as the Orchestration of Wisdom and Selective Optimization with Compensation (Baltes & Freund, 2003)

Identity Processing and Personal Wisdom: An Information-Oriented Identity Style Predicts Self-Actualization and Self-Transcendence (Beaumont, 2009)

Life Satisfaction, Openness Value, Self-Transcendence, and Wisdom (Le, 2010)

Self-reported Wisdom and Happiness: An empirical investigation (Bergsma & Ardelt, 2011)

Using the Concept of Wisdom to Enhance the Expression of Wisdom Knowledge: Not the Philosopher’s Dream but Differential Effects of Developmental Preparedness (Gluck & Baltes, 2006) 

One thought on “Characteristics of Wisdom

    Wisdom Is A Skill: Part 2 - Wisdom Cultivators said:
    February 13, 2021 at 1:09 am

    […] is that it encourages you to cultivate the traits that we all associate with wisdom. For example, psychologists have found open-mindedness to be one of the traits associated with wisdom. By being mindful (aware without judgement) of your […]


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