Tue, Sep 12|
CCA September Lunch & Learn | Wising Up: Perspectives and Prospects on the Science of Wisdom
Bring the wisdom of aging to some of the world’s most pressing topics, and learn how, together, we can enhance our collective wisdom.
Time & Location
Sep 12, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
About the Event
How can older adults contribute to increasing wisdom in the world? To start, it might help to take a step back and explore just what "wisdom" is. Join Dr. Dilip Jeste, a leading scientific researcher, for this exploration of scientific and cultural ideas of wisdom through the ages. As Dr. Jeste says, “Most of us agree that wisdom is a complex trait. It’s not just one thing – it’s not like 'optimism' which is a single, specific trait. Wisdom is far more complex, comprised of different components.” Along with Dr. Jeste, we will bring the wisdom of aging to some of the world’s most pressing topics – such as the climate crisis, social determinants of health, digital technologies, and intergenerational relationships – and learn how, together, we can enhance our collective wisdom.
Dilip Jeste, MD is the Director of the Global Research Network on Social Determinants of Mental Health, and President-Elect of the World Federation for Psychotherapy. His main areas of research include schizophrenia, neuropsychiatric interventions, successful aging, and wisdom. Dr Jeste’s latest book is Wiser: The Scientific Roots of Wisdom, Compassion, and What Makes Us Good.
This program is being offered ONLINE only. Recordings will be made available on the Community for Conscious Aging website after the program ends.
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