Rafael Calvo, Dorian Peters
We all wish that our kids, our politicians, and we ourselves could exhibit greater wisdom. We venerate cross-cultural heroes like Gandhi and Martin Luther King and seek to gain the insight required to take wise action in the face of difficult decisions. Researchers like Sternberg are adamant that it is beneficial, if not critical, to teach wisdom in schools . Others have identified the evolutionary benefits of wisdom . Moreover, in the past two decades, researchers in psychology and neuroscience have applied scientific rigor to the study of wisdom and its development. Although a precise definition of wisdom varies across…
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