- Aging and the Life
- Wisdom, Purpose in
- Aging Well and
- Social Psychology
Courses Regularly Taught:
- Ferrari, M., Bang, H., Ardelt, M., & Feng,
Z. (2019). Educating for virtue: How wisdom coordinates informal, non-formal
and formal education in motivation to virtue in Canada and South Korea. Journal
of Moral Education, 48(1), 47-64.
J. E., Menard, M., Plews-Ogan, M., Calhoun, L. G., & Ardelt, M.
(2016). Stories of growth and wisdom: A mixed-methods study of people
living well with pain. Global
Advances in Health and Medicine, 5(1), 16-28.
M., May, N., Owens, J. E., Ardelt, M., Shapiro, J., & Bell, S.
(2016). Wisdom in medicine: What helps physicians after a medical
Medicine, 91(2), 233-241.
F., Kadivar, P., Ardelt, M., Asgari, A., & Farzad, V. (2015).
Gender as a moderator of the relation between age cohort and
three-dimensional wisdom in Iranian culture. The International Journal of
Aging and Human Development, 81(1-2), 3-26.
S. D., Ardelt, M., Vaillant, G. E., & Waldinger, R. J. (2014).
Childhood adversity, midlife generativity, and later life well-being. The Journals of Gerontology,
Series B: Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences, 69(6),
D. V., Ardelt, M., Blazer, D., Kraemer, H. C., Vaillant, G., &
Meeks, T. W. (2010). Expert consensus on characteristics of wisdom: A
Delphi method study. The
Gerontologist, 50(5), 668-680.
Ardelt, M. (2008). Being wise at any age. In
S. J. Lopez (Ed.): Positive
psychology: Exploring the best in people. Volume 1: Discovering human
(2008). Self-development through
selflessness: The paradoxical process of growing wiser. In H. A.
J. J. Bauer (Eds.), Transcending
self-interest: Psychological explorations
of the quiet ego (pp. 221-233). Washington, D.C.:
M., Ai, A. L., & Eichenberger, S. E. (2008). In search for
The differential role of religion for middle-aged and older persons
diagnosed with a life-threatening illness. Journal of Religion,
Spirituality and Aging, 20(4), 288-312.
M., & Koenig, C. S. (2007). The importance of religious
in dying well: Evidence from three case studies. Journal of Religion,
M., & Koenig, C. S. (2006).
The role of religion for hospice patients and relatively healthy older
adults. Research on Aging,
M. (2005). How wise people cope with crises and obstacles in life. ReVision:
A Journal of Consciousness and Transformation, 28(1), 7-19.
(2004). Wisdom as expert knowledge system: A critical review of a
contemporary operationalization of an ancient concept. Human
Development, 47(5), 257-285.
M. (2004). Where can wisdom be found? – A reply to the commentaries
by Baltes and Kunzmann, Sternberg, and Achenbaum. Human
(2003). Empirical assessment of a three-dimensional wisdom scale. Research
on Aging, 25(3),
M. (2003). Effects of religion and purpose in life on elders’
subjective well-being and attitudes toward death. Journal of
Religious Gerontology, 14(4), 55-77.
M. (2003). Physician-assisted death. Pp. 424-434 in: C. D. Bryant et
(eds.): Handbook of Death and Dying, Volume One: The Presence
Death, Thousand Oaks, CA:
Day, L. (2002). Parents, siblings, and peers: Close social
and adolescent deviance. Journal of Early Adolescence, 22(3), 310-349.
M., & Eccles, J. S. (2001). Effects of mothers’ parental
beliefs and promotive parenting strategies on inner-city youth. Journal
of Family Issues, 22(8),
M. (2000). Still stable after all these years? Personality stability
theory revisited. Social Psychology Quarterly,
Special Millennium Issue on The State of Sociological Social
Psychology, 63(4), 392-405.
M. (2000). Intellectual versus wisdom-related knowledge: The case
for a different kind of learning in the later years of life. Educational
Gerontology: An International Journal of Research and
M. (2000). Antecedents and effects of wisdom in old age: A longitudinal
perspective on aging well. Research on Aging,
(1998). Social crisis and individual growth: The long-term effects of
Great Depression. Journal of Aging Studies, 12(3), 291-314.
(1997). Wisdom and life
satisfaction in old age. The Journals of Gerontology, Series
and Social Sciences, 52B(1),
G. H., Eccles, J., Ardelt, M., & Lord, S. (1995). Inner city
parents under economic pressure: Perspectives on the strategies of
parenting." Journal of Marriage and the Family,
Conger, R. D., Foster, E. M., & Ardelt, M. (1992). Families
economic pressure. Journal of Family Issues, 13(1), 5-37.
P. M., Ruan, D., & Ardelt, M. (1991). Interpersonal choice
and networks in China. Social Forces, 69(4),
Grants: Go Back to
(PI: Michel Ferrari, Ph.D., University
of Toronto): Motivating the Self to Virtue in Western
Countries: Does Nation or Faith Matter More? Funded by “The
Motivation, and Virtue Project” funded by the Templeton Foundation
Trust. Amount: $189,995. Dates: September 1, 2015 – December 31, 2017.
- Co-Investigator (PI: Michel
Ferrari, Ph.D., University of Toronto). A Cross-Cultural Study of Wisdom. Funded
by the Social Sciences and
Humanities Research Council of Canada
(SSHRC). Amount: $74,493. Dates: June 2007 –
- Co-Investigator: Spirituality and
Living Well. Funded by the Templeton Positive Psychology
Program. Amount: $14,000 plus travel expenses to the Positive Psychology Center
for the Medici II meetings from May 15-July 1, 2005. Dates: May 15,
2005-May 14, 2006.
Dying Well Similarities and Differences. Funded
by the Brookdale
Foundation and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and the
Department of Sociology at the University of Florida. Amount: $126,260;
Dates: July 1999-June 2001.
Assessment of a Three-Dimensional Wisdom Scale. Funded by
Institutes of Health and the National Institute on Aging
(1R03AG14855-01). Amount: $47,187; Dates: August 1997-December 1999.
Assessment of a Three-Dimensional Wisdom Scale. Funded by
Research Initiation Project of the University of Florida.
$11,452; Dates: Summer 1997.
Education: Go Back
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Department of Sociology, UNC-CH. Dissertation: Wisdom in the Later
Years: A Life Course Approach to Successful Aging.
Department of Sociology, Johann Wolfgang Goethe-University of
Frankfurt/Main (Germany). Thesis: Die Representativitšt von
Umfragedaten - dargestellt anhand des Vergleichs dreier Jugendstudien
(The Representativeness of Survey Data. A Comparison of Three
Selected Honors and
Professional Activities: Go
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Member and Member of Advisory Committee, University of
Florida Center for Spirituality and Health.
of Florida Term Professorship.
of the Gerontological Society of America
Allan R. and Margaret G. Crow Term Professor
Templeton Positive Psychology Fellowship Award.
Member of the Spirituality and Health Group Advisory Board, University
Brookdale National Fellowship Award.
Distinguished Graduate Student Howard W. Odum Award. Department of