Research Projects

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TRANSFORMATIONAL GIFTEDNESS

What are the characteristics of people who show transformational giftedness—giftedness that seeks to transform the world for the better?

Bob Sternberg
Aakash Chowkase | Ophélie Desmet | Sareh Karami | Jenna Landy | Jennifer Long | Jialin Lu

 

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FLUID INTELLIGENCE

How can we measure scientific reasoning? How can we improve beyond the scope of standardized science tests?

 

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POSITIVE CREATIVITY

What are the characteristics of people who show positive creativity—Who want to use their creativity to make the world a better place?

Bob Sternberg
Aakash Chowkase | Wan Qing Chua | Eric Gan | Sareh Karami | Anastasia Kreisel | Jialin Lu

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COLLEGE ADMISSIONS

How do the factors which actually contribute to college admissions decisions differ from the factors believed to be important by current students?

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LEARNING DISABILITIES

What are the unobserved or neglected strengths of children with learning disabilities?

 

Sareh Karami
Bob Sternberg
Zoe Bernstein | Ophélie Desmet | Jeannie Szomstein

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AUTISM

What are the unobserved or neglected strengths of children with autism?

 

Sareh Karami
Keeton Buffum | Ophélie Desmet | Hoda Ehsan | Mehdi Ghahremani | Hailey Ripple | Veronica Smith | Distand Standifer | Bob Sternberg

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LOVE OF MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS

Can we use the Triangular Theory of Love to explain relationships between individuals and their musical instruments? Does the theory explain how individuals decide to quit or continue practicing music?

 

Bob Sternberg
Emily Hurwitz | Katie Kuhl | Angel Hwang

 

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ADAPTIVE INTELLIGENCE

What are the characteristics of people who show adaptive intelligence—Who can change and adapt to new contexts and develop defensible opinions?

 

Bob Sternberg
Jenna Landy | Jennifer Long