People nominated as wise: a comparative study of wisdom-related knowledge.

  title={People nominated as wise: a comparative study of wisdom-related knowledge.},
  author={Paul B. Baltes and Ursula M. Staudinger and Andreas Maercker and J. Smith},
  journal={Psychology and aging},
  volume={10 2},
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