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Jan 28, 2019

In test of wisdom, new research favours Yoda over Spock

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Wise reasoning does not necessarily require uniform emotional control or suppression, says Igor Grossmann, professor of psychology at Waterloo and lead author of the new study. Instead, wise reasoning can also benefit from a rich and balanced emotional life.


A person’s ability to reason wisely about a challenging situation may improve when they also experience diverse yet balanced emotions, say researchers from the University of Waterloo.

The finding clarifies millennia of philosophical and psychological thinking that debates how wisdom is related to the effective management of emotionally charged experiences.

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  • flashgordon on January 28, 2019 11:56 am

    tells you everything you need to know about “intellectualism” today.

    Yoda — “adventure, ha! The future, Ha! A Jedi doesn’t crave such things.”

    Spock — pure rationality; doesn’t bow down to social pressures and anti-science like Yoda does.

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