Wisdom in relation to ecopsychological self

Şahin R., BALOĞLU M., Erdem A., Erdem Ş.

Current Psychology, vol.41, no.2, pp.746-756, 2022 (SSCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 41 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s12144-019-00599-x
  • Journal Name: Current Psychology
  • Journal Indexes: Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus, IBZ Online, BIOSIS, Business Source Elite, Business Source Premier, Psycinfo
  • Page Numbers: pp.746-756
  • Keywords: Wisdom, Wisdom development, Ecopsychology, Ecopsychological self, Positive psychology
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


© 2020, Springer Science+Business Media, LLC, part of Springer Nature.Theoretical and empirical studies on wisdom continue to interest researchers in various fields. Studies have long pointed out the empirical operationalization of the construct, which has been speculated on since ancient Greece. In addition to numerous theoretical conceptualizations and operational measures, investigations between wisdom and other variables such as positive human traits, dispositional, situational, and environmental variables have helped us understand the concept better. The wisdom development model (Brown 2004) and empirical research in later years provide adequate evidence about the concept. Current descriptive findings support the theoretical assertions that wisdom and environmental sensitivity are associated. We also found statistically significant correlations between the ecopsychological self and wisdom. Based on the findings, we suggest that wiser people have more holistic and richer viewpoint of life with a commitment to the common good for all, including the environment.