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How to Measure Wisdom

Thinker As you might guess, psychological scientists disagree on the definition of wisdom. Here's one definition with a list of features that captures some scientific thinking ( from evidenced-based ). Psychologists are finding that societies do share an agreed understanding and conception of wisdom. Wisdom is a construct composed of the following traits: Deep self-knowledge Social intelligence and life skills Broad compassion Emotional management Multi-model perspective-taking Uncertainty navigation Several scales have been developed to measure various characteristics. As with many psychological survey items, measures of wisdom rely on self-report. In this post, I will present one scale and provide links to information about additional wisdom scales. 3 D Wisdom Scale (3DWS) Monika Ardelt is a professor of sociology at the University of Florida. She developed the Three-Dimensional Wisdom Scale (2003). Her model of wisdom included the fol