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San Diego Wisdom Scale

About the Jeste-Thomas Index

Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine report that an abbreviated, seven-item scale can help determine with high validity a person's level of wisdom, a potentially modifiable personality trait that has been shown to have a strong association to well-being.

The study's researchers had previously developed the 28-item San Diego Wisdom Scale (SD-WISE-28), which has been used in large national and international studies, biological research and clinical trials to evaluate wisdom.

In a study publishing in International Psychogeriatrics, researchers found that a shortened 7-item version (SD-WISE-7 or Jeste-Thomas Wisdom Index), was comparable and reliable. Read about Jeste-Thomas Wisdom Index.

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