Old Folks are Wiser 10/02/2017


University of Michigan
Old Folks are Wiser
Researchers at the University of Michigan found that seniors show more wisdom in making choices than their younger counterparts.

For the study, nearly 250 participants aged 25 to 93 passed judgments on the outcomes of fictional political disputes. Experts blindly rated their judgments on criteria like seeing other points of view and examining possibilities for conflict resolution and compromise.

The results showed that significantly more seniors ranked in the top 20 percent on wisdom performance, while people with an average age of 65 outperformed younger participants.

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