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    What Can Neuroscience Bring to Education?
    Educational Philosophy and Theory 43 (1): 31-36. 2011.
    Educational neuroscience promises to incorporate emerging insights from neuroscience into education, and is an exiting renovation of cognitive science in education. But unlike cognitive neuroscience—which aims to explain how the mind is embodied—educational neuroscience necessarily incorporates values that reflect the kind of citizen and the kind of society we aspire to create. Neuroscience can help fulfill the mandate of public education, but only as a tool that is part of a broader conversatio…Read more
  •  73
    Death and resurrection of a disciplined science of consciousness
    with Adrien Pinard
    Journal of Consciousness Studies 13 (12): 75-96. 2006.
    The Latin conscius does not translate anything like mind or consciousness. Only in the mid-nineteenth century do we find the first attempts to study consciousness as its own discipline. Wundt, James, and Freud disagreed about how to approach the science of consciousness, although agreeing that psychology was a 'science of consciousness' that takes lived biological experience as its object. The behaviorists vetoed this idea. By the 1950s, for cognitive science, mind (conscious and unconscious) wa…Read more
  •  52
    Wundt, Vygotsky and Bandura: A cultural-historical science of consciousness in three acts
    with David K. Robinson and Anton Yasnitsky
    History of the Human Sciences 23 (3): 95-118. 2010.
    This article looks at three historical efforts to coordinate the scientific study of biological and cultural aspects of human consciousness into a single comprehensive theory of human development that includes the evolution of the human body, cultural evolution and personal development: specifically, the research programs of Wilhelm Wundt, Lev Vygotsky and Albert Bandura. The lack of historical relations between these similar efforts is striking, and suggests that the effort to promote cultural …Read more
  •  28
    A Process Model of Wisdom from Adversity
    with Igor Grossmann, Stephen Grimm, and Julia Staffel
    Journal of Value Inquiry 53 (3): 471-473. 2019.
  •  26
    Development is also experienced by a personal self who is shaped by culture
    Behavioral and Brain Sciences 25 (6): 755-756. 2002.
    I agree with Thomas & Karmiloff- Smith in their critique of Residual Normality. However, first-person data must be integrated into their account of neurobiological development of disabilities. Furthermore, psychological development itself is not only about an individual’ brain and how it interacts with the world; rather, development depends crucially on the sociocultural context in which children develop
  •  20
    Educating for virtue: How wisdom coordinates informal, non-formal and formal education in motivation to virtue in Canada and South Korea
    with Zhe Feng, Monika Ardelt, and Hyeyoung Bang
    Journal of Moral Education 48 (1): 47-64. 2019.
    ABSTRACTHow do different forms of education contribute to value preferences? Clearly, informal education through personal experiences that shape one’s sense of identity and frame cultural expectations and opportunities, non-formal education through religious traditions and formal state-mandated education all contribute to value preferences in culturally-specific ways. However, wisdom should allow people to coordinate culturally-specific education in ways that promote prosocial values. Our study …Read more
  •  20
    For Bering, appreciating that people are objects is a developmental accomplishment. Baldwin and Piaget agree. However, for Piaget, an immanent conception of the divine is more developed than a separate transcendent God. Culture also matters. In Plato's Phaedo, Socrates' belief in immortality was a reasoned conclusion – not “built in” – for reasons similar to those still held by modern scientists.
  •  17
    History of the Human Sciences 23 (3): 1-14. 2010.
    The history of the science of consciousness is difficult to trace because it involves an ongoing debate over the aims involved in the study of consciousness that historically engaged people working in a variety of different, often overlapping, philosophical projects. At least three main aims of these different projects can be identified: (1) providing an ultimate foundation for natural science; (2) providing an empirical study of experience; and (3) promoting human well-being by relieving suffer…Read more
  •  16
    Can Bovelles' View of Wisdom Survive in the Modern World?
    Intellectual History Review 21 (3): 365-380. 2011.
    No abstract
  •  15
    Introduction to Bovelles' Liber de Sapiente
    Intellectual History Review 21 (3): 257-265. 2011.
    No abstract
  •  13
    Thin-Slice Measurement of Wisdom
    with Chao S. Hu, Qiandong Wang, and Earl Woodruff
    Frontiers in Psychology 8. 2017.
  •  11
    William James and the denial of death
    Journal of Consciousness Studies 9 (9-10): 9-10. 2002.
    All natural goods perish. Riches take wings; fame is a breath; love is a cheat; youth and health and pleasure vanish. Can things whose end is always dust and disappointment be the real goods which our souls require? Back of everything is the great spectre of universal death, the all-encompassing blackness
  •  10
    A Self-Compassion and Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Mobile Intervention (Serene) for Depression, Anxiety, and Stress: Promoting Adaptive Emotional Regulation and Wisdom
    with Mohamed Al-Refae, Amr Al-Refae, Melanie Munroe, and Nicole A. Sardella
    Frontiers in Psychology 12. 2021.
    Introduction: Many individuals and families are currently experiencing a high level of COVID-19-related stress and are struggling to find helpful coping mechanisms. Mindfulness-based interventions are becoming an increasingly popular treatment for individuals experiencing depression and chronic levels of stress. The app draws from scholarly evidence on the efficacy of mindfulness meditations and builds on the pre-existing apps by incorporating techniques that are used in some therapies such as c…Read more
  •  6
    Personal Growth and Well-Being in the Time of COVID: An Exploratory Mixed-Methods Analysis
    with Juensung J. Kim, Melanie Munroe, Zhe Feng, Stephanie Morris, Mohamed Al-Refae, and Rebecca Antonacci
    Frontiers in Psychology 12. 2021.
    The physical distancing measures necessitated by COVID-19 have resulted in a severe withdrawal from the patterns of daily life, necessitating significantly reduced contact with other people. To many, such withdrawal can be a major cause of distress. But, to some, this sort of withdrawal is an integral part of growth, a pathway to a more enriching life. The present study uses a sequential explanatory QUAN-qual design to investigate whether people who felt that their lives had changed for the bett…Read more
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    A common model is essential for a cumulative science of wisdom
    with Igor Grossmann, Nic M. Weststrate, and Justin P. Brienza
    Psychological Inquiry 31 (2). 2020.
    We have introduced a common wisdom model to establish a shared language, clarify underlying theoretical assumptions, advance assessment tools, and foster evidence-based interventions for stimulating wisdom during challenging societal times. The common wisdom model synthesizes the views of numerous contemporary scientists working on wisdom and includes two components: perspectival meta-cognition and moral aspirations. Having received insightful commentaries on our model, here we consider the over…Read more
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    How is epistemology related to the issue of teaching science and evolution in the schools? Addressing a flashpoint issue in our schools today, this book explores core epistemological differences between proponents of intelligent design and evolutionary scientists, as well as the critical role of epistemological beliefs in learning science. Preeminent scholars in these areas report empirical research and/or make a theoretical contribution, with a particular emphasis on the controversy over whethe…Read more
  •  3
    Varieties of Rightness Experience How Cognitive Functions Express a Personal Fringe
    with Georges Potworowski
    PSYCHE: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Research On Consciousness 8. 2002.
    In Sensation's Ghost, Mangan elaborates on James's notion of fringe. We agree with Mangan that "the most important nonsensory experience is coherence or 'rightness'". Our critique presses for a fuller analysis of what Mangan calls feelings of rightness and wrongness. We first describe different types and levels of FOR/W and how types and levels interact. We also discuss sensitivity to and intensity of FOR/W, which vary systematically, and explain some of this systematicity. Finally, our elaborat…Read more
  •  2
    How is epistemology related to the issue of teaching science and evolution in the schools? Addressing a flashpoint issue in our schools today, this book explores core epistemological differences between proponents of intelligent design and evolutionary scientists, as well as the critical role of epistemological beliefs in learning science. Preeminent scholars in these areas report empirical research and/or make a theoretical contribution, with a particular emphasis on the controversy over whethe…Read more
  •  2
    The Role of Wisdom in the Cross-Cultural Adaptation of Chinese Visiting Scholars to Canada: A Mediation Model
    with Dan Bao, Liqing Zhou, Zhe Feng, and Yahua Cheng
    Frontiers in Psychology 13. 2022.
    This study examines the role of wisdom in the cross-cultural adaptation of Chinese visiting scholars in Canada, as mediated by different coping styles. Path analysis was used to for hypotheses testing. The findings suggest that wisdom measured by 3D-WS and Adult Self-Transcendence Inventory, independently had direct correlation with social and psychological adaptation, and positively associated with engaged coping ; the independent effects of 3D-WS and ASTI on social adaptation, psychological ad…Read more
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    Varieties of Religious Experience: Centenary Essays (edited book)
    Imprint Academic. 2002.
    William James published his classic work on the psychology of religion, "The Varieties of Religious Experience", in 1902. To mark the centenary, leading contemporary scholars reflect on changes in our understanding of the questions James addressed.
  • Personal selves and intentional conceptual change
    with Nezihe Elik
    In Gale M. Sinatra & Paul R. Pintrich (eds.), Intentional Conceptual Change, L. Erlbaum. pp. 21. 2003.
  • Symbol and Physical Knowledge (edited book)
    Springer. 2002.
  • Personal Wisdom (edited book)
    Springer. forthcoming.
  • The Scientific Study of Personal Wisdom: From Contemplative Traditions to Neuroscience (edited book)
    with Nic M. Weststrate
    Imprint: Springer. 2013.
    The rich and diverse contributions to this volume span a wide variety of disciplines, from psychology and philosophy to neuroscience, by some of the most influential scholars in the emerging science of personal wisdom. As such, it is a collection of essential readings and the first publication to integrate both the spiritual and pragmatic dimensions of personal wisdom. The content of the book goes beyond speculative theory to present a wealth of scientific research currently under way in this ex…Read more