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Advances in Psychological Science ›› 2019, Vol. 27 ›› Issue (3): 544-556.doi: 10.3724/SP.J.1042.2019.00544

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The relationship between wisdom and well-being: A perspective based on multiple orientations to well-being

FU Xurong, WEI Xindong, WANG Yuling, WANG Fengyan()   

  1. Institute of Moral Education Research, Nanjing Normal University; School of Psychology, Nanjing Normal University; Nanjing 210097, China
  • Received:2018-06-01 Online:2019-03-15 Published:2019-01-22
  • Contact: WANG Fengyan


Wisdom and well-being are universal human pursuits. The positive correlation between wisdom and eudaimonic well-being is generally recognized by researchers. However, the relationship between wisdom and hedonic well-being is still debated. Researchers have proposed the model of positive personality development and the developmental process model from the perspective of wisdom development to further explore the relationship between wisdom and well-being. Based on Chinese culture and research on wisdom and well-being, the present article proposes the developmental level model: With the growth of wisdom, the well-being of individuals varies in terms of sources, durations, and influences on physical and mental health. In the future, we should focus on solving two problems: 1) choosing and developing an appropriate tool for measuring wisdom and well-being, and 2) clarifying the causal relationship between wisdom and well-being.

Key words: wisdom, well-being, positive personality development, developmental process model, developmental level model

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