Countries and states with greatest age biases
While aging is looked at as something that’s inevitable and a part of everyone’s life, it’s viewed very differently around the world and in different environments—which could be detrimental for people’s health and well-being.
Wisdom can protect against loneliness
Wisdom has several components, such as empathy, compassion, self-reflection and emotional regulation. Researchers found that empathy and compassion had the strongest inverse correlation with loneliness. People who were more compassionate were less lonely.
Sharing of tacit knowledge is most important aspect of mentorship
The most impactful mentors are those who teach students to think independently and communicate their unique viewpoints effectively.
Older entrepreneurs as successful as their younger counterparts
From Steve Jobs to Mark Zuckerberg, the stories of prosperous, young innovators drive the American economic narrative. However, the truth is that older business entrepreneurs may be just as well suited to success.
The over 50's feel excluded at work
We do change cognitively as we age. We exchange short-term memory for wisdom. We lose creativity in some areas (mathematics for example) but we gain it in others—the arts and many sciences—but our overall cognitive abilities remain.
Courtrooms are full of bad science
In television crime dramas, savvy lawyers overcome improbable odds to win their cases by presenting seemingly iron-clad scientific evidence. In real-world courtrooms, however, the quality of scientific testimony can vary wildly, making it difficult for judges and juries to distinguish between solid research and so-called junk science.
Older adults care about strangers’ welfare more in financial decision-making
A fascinating study has found that when it comes to making financial decisions that involve risk, older adults will regard the financial outcomes of others’ as their own and make choices that they would have selected for themselves.
How people cope with difficult life events fuels development of wisdom
Wisdom is currently one of the most hotly researched aspects of human cognition. Now researchers have found that how a person responds to a difficult life event such as job loss, a death or divorce helps shape the development of their wisdom over time, according to a new study.
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