Making things better and learning a lesson: experiencing wisdom across the lifespan.

  title={Making things better and learning a lesson: experiencing wisdom across the lifespan.},
  author={Susan Bluck and Judith Gl{\"u}ck},
  journal={Journal of personality},
  volume={72 3},
Autobiographical memory narratives concerning times in which individuals said, thought, or did something wise were collected from adolescents and young and old adults. This "wisdom of experience" procedure is shown to be a valid means of studying experienced wisdom in everyday lives across the life span. Results show that all age groups use experienced wisdom to transform negative to positive life situations and are equally likely to link these experienced wisdom events to larger temporal life… 

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