Wisdom in Context

  title={Wisdom in Context},
  author={Igor Grossmann},
  journal={Perspectives on Psychological Science},
  pages={233 - 257}
  • I. Grossmann
  • Published 2017
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Perspectives on Psychological Science
Philosophers and psychological scientists have converged on the idea that wisdom involves certain aspects of thinking (e.g., intellectual humility, recognition of uncertainty and change), enabling application of knowledge to life challenges. Empirical evidence indicates that people’s ability to think wisely varies dramatically across experiential contexts that they encounter over the life span. Moreover, wise thinking varies from one situation to another, with self-focused contexts inhibiting… Expand
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