Best Known For:
- Triarchic theory of intelligence
- Triangular theory of love
- Theory of cognitive styles
- Research on creativity
When he retook the same test in a different room with a group of younger students, he found that he felt more confident and was scored much higher as a result. The next year, Sternberg developed his very first intelligence test, which he named the Sternberg Test of Mental Ability (STOMA).
Contributions to Psychology:
Sternberg served as the President of the American Psychological Association in 2003 and has won numerous awards including the Distinguished Scholar Award from the National Association for Gifted Children in 1985, the James McKeen Cattell Award from the American Psychological Society in 1999 and the E.L. Thorndike Award for Achievement in Educational Psychology from the APA in 2003.
In addition to this, he has written more than 1200 articles, book chapters and books, has been awarded ten honorary doctorates and was listed by the APA as one of the top 100 psychologists of the twentieth century.
If you are interested in learning more about Sternberg's work and theories, consider reading some of his books and other publications. In addition to his research, teaching and university work, Sternberg is also a prolific writer. The following selected works represent just a small sampling of his output:
Sternberg, R. J. (1985). Beyond IQ: A triarchic theory of human intelligence. New York: Cambridge University Press.
Sternberg, R. J. (1996). Successful intelligence. New York: Simon & Schuster. (Paperback edition: New York: Dutton, 1997).
Sternberg, R. J., & Spear-Swerling, L. (1996). Teaching for thinking. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.
Sternberg, R. J. (1997). Thinking styles. New York: Cambridge University Press.
Sternberg, R. J. (1999). The theory of successful intelligence. Review of General Psychology, 3, 292-316
Sternberg, R. J., & Grigorenko, E. L. (2000). Teaching for successful intelligence. Arlington Heights, IL: Skylight Training and Publishing Inc.
Sternberg, R. J. (2007). Wisdom, Intelligence, and Creativity Synthesized. New York: Cambridge University Press.
Robert J. Sternberg. Retrieved from http://academics.tjhsst.edu/psych/oldPsych/sternberg/
Robert Sternberg. Human Intelligence. Retrieved from http://www.indiana.edu/~intell/sternberg.shtml
Sternberg, R. J. Personal CV. Retrieved from www2.udec.cl/~hbrinkma/robert_sternberg.doc
Sternberg, R. J. (1988). The triarchic mind: A new theory of human intelligence. New York: Viking.