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Wisdom. A metaheuristic (pragmatic) to orchestrate mind and virtue toward excellence.
The authors conclude with a new theoretical perspective that characterizes wisdom as a cognitive and motivational metaheuristic (pragmatic) that organizes and orchestrates knowledge toward human excellence in mind and virtue, both individually and collectively.
Lifespan psychology: theory and application to intellectual functioning.
A meta-theory of development is outlined that is based on the orchestrated and adaptive interplay between three processes of behavioral regulation: selection, optimization, and compensation about the general nature of lifespan development.
Life Span Theory in Developmental Psychology
Lifespan developmental psychology is an overarching framework, which considers the study of individual development (ontogenesis) from conception into old age. Efforts are made to highlight the…
Psychological wisdom research: commonalities and differences in a growing field.
The growth and scope of psychological wisdom research over the past few decades demonstrate that it is possible to investigate this complex construct with empirical rigor.
Life Reflection: A Social–Cognitive Analysis of Life Review
- U. Staudinger
- 1 June 2001
Life review and reminiscence are 2 concepts used to describe the phenomenon of people reflecting on their lives. Rather than used synonymously, these 2 concepts need to be distinguished on the basis…
Personal wisdom: validation and age-related differences of a performance measure.
It is argued that on average and for current cohorts age-related changes in psychological functioning may act as hindrances on the road to PW.
Positive Adult Personality Development Adjustment and/or Growth?
Does personality stay stable after young adulthood or is there continued change throughout middle and later adulthood? For decades, this question has caused heated debate. Over the last couple of…
Cardiovascular and Coordination Training Differentially Improve Cognitive Performance and Neural Processing in Older Adults
The data suggest that besides cardiovascular training also other types of physical activity improve cognition of older adults, however, the mechanisms that underlie the performance changes seem to differ depending on the intervention.
Older and Wiser? Integrating Results on the Relationship between Age and Wisdom-related Performance
- U. Staudinger
- 1 September 1999
Evidence from a psychological approach to the study of wisdom is reviewed with regard to the relationship between age and wisdom. Between 20 and 75 years, age has been demonstrated to show a zero…
Interactive minds : A facilitative setting for wisdom-related performance ?
Two goals guided the present study : to develop ecologically relevant and functional interactive-minds settings for the assessment of wisdom-related performance and to investigate whether and under…