You need to test someone in at least nine situations to know their levels of wisdom

By | 2017-02-05T11:37:42+00:00 February 5th, 2017|Categories: Productivity|Tags: , |

Results showed that some people showed more wisdom than others. But this difference between some people’s wisdom was smaller than the difference between wisdom in particular situations.

Research also showed that people display more wisdom when they are with other people.

Furthermore, keeping a diary also improves wisdom levels. Perhaps a diary helps to improve self-reflection.

Researchers also checked gender, education level, and age. It turned out that only age impacted the level of wisdom. Neither gender nor education level had an effect.

The scientist, Grossman, also stated that measuring wisdom with a single questionnaire item is unreliable. Because a person’s wisdom differs so much from one situation to another, Grossman said you’d really need to test someone on at least nine situations to know their levels of wisdom.

Igor Grossmann, Tanja M. Gerlach, Jaap J. A. Denissen; “Wise Reasoning in the Face of Everyday Life Challenges”; First Published; June 3, 2016, Vol 7, Issue 7

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What Kinds of Actions do People Think of as Most Stupid?

By | 2017-01-07T10:24:38+00:00 January 7th, 2017|Categories: Interesting Facts|Tags: |

Researchers collected 180 news stories from university students and the Internet about stupid behaviors. Later, students rated the intensity of the stupidity from those stories.

After this research they concluded that:

“Confident ignorance” is when people engage in risky actions for which they lack the skills. For example, burglars thought they were stealing mobile phones. But actually stole GPS tracking devices. This allowed the police to find them.

“Lack of control” results from addictive behavior. For example, the person who cancelled a meeting with a friend because they couldn’t pull themselves away from a video game.

“Absentmindedness – Lack of practicality” refers to instances when people fail a practical task. For example, someone inflating car tires too much.

These actions can make us look stupid in the eyes of other people.

This research has limitations in that it relies on the judgments of a group of students in Hungary.

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You need to test someone on at least nine situations to know his levels of wisdom.

By | 2016-12-03T14:57:50+00:00 December 3rd, 2016|Categories: Personal Success|Tags: |

Results showed that really some people showed more wisdom than others. But this difference between persons wisdom was smaller than a difference between wisdom in particular situations.

Research also showed that people show more wisdom when they are with other people.

Furthermore, keeping the diary also improve wisdom levels. Maybe diary helped to improve self-reflection.

Researchers checked also gender, education level, and age. It turned out that only age impacted on the level of wisdom. Not gender not education level, not wisdom teeth.

The scientist also told that measuring wisdom with a single questionnaire item is unreliable. Because people’s wisdom differs so much from one situation to another, Grossman said you’d really need to test someone on at least nine situations to know his levels of wisdom.

It looks like, wisdom is more of a state than a trait.

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