Published Online: 30 JAN 2010
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Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology
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Staudinger, U. M. 2010. Wisdom. Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology. 1–3.
- Published Online: 30 JAN 2010
Since the beginnings of human culture, wisdom has been viewed as the ideal end point of human development (Baltes & Staudinger, 2000). Historically, wisdom was conceptualized in terms of a state of idealized being, as a process of perfect knowing and judgment as in King Solomon's judgments, or as an oral or written product such as wisdom-related proverbs. Wisdom is considered an ideal that is difficult to be fully represented in the isolated individual.