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The Essential Sternberg

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Essays on Intelligence, Psychology, and Education

Author: James C. Kaufman PhD

Editors: Elena L. Grigorenko PhD


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"I strongly recommend this book to people working in the area of intellectual disabilities...It may open new vistas that are not always available in the traditional disability literature. It will especially challenge psychologists working in this field."--Journal of Policy and Practice in Intellectual Disabilities

"For years, Robert Sternberg has produced renowned, groundbreaking work, and now some of it is captured in one volume:The Essential Sternberg...Established scholars and novices to the field will find this book a useful addition to their libraries."--Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity, and the Arts

"[Sternberg] approaches the definition of intelligence from a very pragmatic perspective...Sternberg's focus on success in the real world is refreshing."--Teacher's College Record

Any follower of Sternberg and theories of intelligence will need this collection on their bookshelf.

Robert J. Sternberg has argued that the conventional idea of intelligence is, at best, incomplete. Therefore, he has redefined the core concept of intelligence: Sternberg's groundbreaking, triarchic theory proposes that intelligence is measured not just by factual knowledge or "book smarts," but also by the integration of creative ability, practical know-how, and analytic reasoning.

As the former President of the American Psychological Association, current Dean of Tufts University, and one of the top 100 psychologists of the 20th century, according to the APA Monitor on Psychology, Sternberg is listed as one of ISI's most highly cited authors (top .5%) in psychology.

Sternberg has authored over 1,000 journal articles, book chapters, and books. This comprehensive collection compiles the best of Sternberg-his most influential, career-defining articles culled from over 30 years of research. Serving as an introduction to and summary of his most critical contributions to the field, this book:

  • Presents articles that track the development and progression of Sternberg's theory of successful intelligence
  • Includes his most influential articles, such as "The nature of creativity" and "The Rainbow Project: Enhancing the SAT"
  • Features articles on educational policy and how Sternberg's intelligence models can be used to improve student performance and supplement traditional exams
  • Contains new articles on Sternberg's most recent theory, the Wisdom, Intelligence, Creativity, Synthesized (WICS) model

Product Details 

  • Publication Date December 11, 2008
  • Page Count 512
  • Product Form Paperback / softback
  • ISBN 13 9780826138378
  • EISBN 9780826138385

About The Author(s) 

James C.Kaufman
James C. Kaufman is an Associate Professor at the California State University at San Bernardino, where he is also the director of the Learning Research Institute. He received his Ph.D. from Yale University in Cognitive Psychology, where his mentor was Robert J. Sternberg. Kaufman has authored more than 100 papers and written or edited 12 books, including the recent International Handbook of Creativity (with Sternberg; Cambridge, 2006), and Creativity and Reason in Cognitive Development (with Baer; Cambridge, 2006). Kaufman was recently named a co-editor of the official journal for APA's Division 10, Psychology, Aesthetics, and the Arts. He received the 2003 Daniel E. Berlyne Award from Division 10 of the American Psychological Association for outstanding research by a junior scholar, and has served as a Member at Large for Division 10. He has received awards for his professional contributions from CSUSB's psychology department and their college of social and behavioral sciences.

Table of Contents 

James C. Kaufman and Elena Grigorenko
I. An Introduction to the theory of Successful Intelligence
1. Sketch of a componential subtheory of human intelligence - Robert J. Sternberg
2. Toward a triarchic theory of human intelligence - Robert J. Sternberg
3. The theory of successful intelligence - Robert J. Sternberg
II. Components of Successful Intelligence: Creativity, Practical Intelligence, and Analytic Reasoning
4. The nature of creativity - Robert J. Sternberg
5. Practical intelligence and tacit knowledge: Advancements in the measurement of developing expertise Anna T. Cianciolo, Elena L. Grigorenko, Linda Jarvin, Guillermo Gil, Michael E. Drebot, and Robert J. Sternberg
6. Component processes in analogical reasoning - Robert J. Sternberg
III. Successful Intelligence in the Schools
7. Teaching for successful intelligence: Principles, practices, and outcomes - Robert J. Sternberg
8. Teaching triarchically improves school achievement - Robert J. Sternberg, Bruce Torff, and Elena L. Grigorenko
9. A triarchic analysis of an aptitude-treatment interaction - Robert J. Sternberg, Elena L. Grigorenko, Michel Ferrari, and Pamela Clinkenbeard
10. Using the theory of successful intelligence as a basis for augmenting AP exams in psychology and statistics - Steven E. Stemler, Elena L. Grigorenko, Linda Jarvin, and Robert J. Sternberg
IV. Successful Intelligence and School Admissions
11. The Rainbow Project: Enhancing the SAT through assessments of analytical, practical, and creative skills - Robert J. Sternberg and The Rainbow Project Collaborators
12. Assessing practical intelligence in business school admissions: A supplement to the Graduate Management Admissions Test - Jennifer Hedlund, Jeanne M. Wilt, Kristina L. Nebel, Susan J. Ashford, and Robert J. Sternberg
V. Successful Intelligence, Leadership, and Wisdom
13. A balance theory of wisdom - Robert J. Sternberg
14. WICS: A model of positive educational leadership comprising wisdom, intelligence, and creativity synthesized - Robert J. Sternberg
VI. Robert J. Sternberg on Psychology: Brief Insights
15. It all started with those darn IQ tests: Half a career spent defying the crowd - Robert J. Sternberg
16. Unified psychology - Robert J. Sternberg and Elena L. Grigorenko 17. Fads in psychology: What we can do - Robert J. Sternberg
18. APA is a diamond in the rough - Robert J. Sternberg
19. Producing tomorrow's leaders - in psychology and everything else - Robert J. Sternberg
20. Good intentions, bad results: A dozen reasons why the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act is failing our nation's schools - Robert J. Sternberg

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