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Wisdom : Its Nature, Origins, and Development - Robert J. Sternberg


Its Nature, Origins, and Development

By: Robert J. Sternberg (Editor)

Paperback Published: 29th October 1990
ISBN: 9780521367189
Number Of Pages: 352

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This authoritative volume represents the only complete collection of psychological views on wisdom currently available. Considered an elusive psychological construct until recently, wisdom is currently attracting interest as an independent field. The acclaimed psychologist Robert Sternberg perceived the need to document the progress made in the field, and to point the way for future theory and progress. The resulting book introduces the concept of wisdom, considers philosophical issues and developmental approaches, and covers folk conceptions of the topic. The final chapter presents an integration of the fascinating and comprehensive material.

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Approaches to the Study of Wisdom
Understanding wisdom
Approaches Informed by Philosophical Conceptions of Wisdom
Wisdom through the ages
The psychology of wisdom: an evolutionary interpretation
Wisdom as integrated thought: historical and developmental perspectives
Approaches Informed by Folk Conceptions of Wisdom
Toward a psychology of wisdom and its ontogenesis
Wisdom in a post-apocalyptic age
Wisdom and its relations to intelligence and creativity
Wisdom and the study of wise persons
Approaches Informed by Psychodevelopmental Conceptions of Wisdom
The loss of wisdom
Wisdom and reflective judgment: knowing in the face of uncertainty
Wisdom: the art of problem finding
An essay on wisdom: towards symbolic processes that make it possible
Conceptualising wisdom: the primacy of affect-cognition relations
Integration of Approaches and Viewpoints
Author index
Subject index
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ISBN: 9780521367189
ISBN-10: 0521367182
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 352
Published: 29th October 1990
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.34 x 15.52  x 1.73
Weight (kg): 0.49

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