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Robert

Sternberg

Professor
Human Development
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ASB 166

Biography

Robert J. Sternberg is Professor of Human Development in the College of Human Ecology at Cornell University.  He was previously President and Professor of Psychology and Education at the University of Wyoming.  Before that, he was Provost, Senior Vice President, Regents Professor of Psychology and Education, and George Kaiser Family Foundation Chair of Ethical Leadership at Oklahoma State University. He also is Honorary Professor of Psychology at Heidelberg University.

He was previously Dean of Arts and Sciences and Professor of Psychology and Education at Tufts University, and before that, IBM Professor of Psychology and Education, Professor of Management, and Director of the Center for the Psychology of Abilities, Competencies, and Expertise at Yale University. He is a Past President of the American Psychological Association, the Eastern Psychological Association, Federation of Associations in Behavioral and Brain Sciences, and the International Association for Cognitive Education and Psychology, as well as Treasurer of the Association of American Colleges and Universities. He has been Editor of Perspectives on Psychological Science, Psychological Bulletin, and The APA Review of Books: Contemporary Psychlogy. He holds 13 honorary doctorates and is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the National Academy of Education.  

His awards include:
Florence L. Denmark Award for Significant Contributions to Psychology, Psychology Department, Pace University, 2019; Grawemeyer Award in Psychology, 2018; William James Fellow Award, Association for Psychological Science, 2017; Ernest R. Hilgard Award for Lifetime Contributions to General Psychology, American Psychological Association, Division of General Psychology (1), 2017; Distinguished Service Award, International Association for Cognitive Education and Psychology, 2011; Presidential Award for Distinguished Lifetime Contributions to the Public Understanding of Psychology, American Psychological Association Division of Media Psychology (46), 2008; Sir Francis Galton Award, International Association of Empirical Aesthetics, 2008; E. Paul Torrance Award, National Association for Gifted Children, 2006; Interamerican Psychologist Award, Interamerican Society of Psychology, 2005; Arnheim Award, Division of Psychology and the Arts (10) of the American Psychological Association, 2005; Anton Jurovsky Award, Slovak Psychological Society, 2004; Arthur W. Staats Award, American Psychological Foundation and the Society for General Psychology (American Psychological Association Division 1), 2003; Farnsworth Award, Division of Psychology and the Arts (10) of the American Psychological Association, 2003; E. L. Thorndike Career Achievement Award, Division of Educational Psychology (15) of the American Psychological Association, 2003; Positive Psychology Network Distinguished Scientist and Scholar Award, 2002; Outstanding Academic Title, CHOICE (American Library Association) for International handbook of giftedness and talent, co-editor, 2001; Distinguished Lifetime Contribution to Psychology Award, Connecticut Psychological Association, 1999; Palmer O. Johnson Award, American Educational Research Association, 1999; James McKeen Cattell Award, Association for Psychological Science, 1999; Distinción of Honor SEK, Institución Educativa SEK, Madrid, 1997; Sylvia Scribner Award, American Educational Research Association (Division C), 1996; International Award, Association of Portuguese Psychologists, 1991; Award for Excellence, Mensa Education and Research Foundation (MERF), 1989; Citation Classic Designation, Institute for Scientific Information for Intelligence, information processing, and analogical reasoning: The componential analysis of human abilities, 1987; Outstanding Book Award, American Educational Research Association for Beyond IQ: A triarchic theory of human intelligence, 1987; Research Review Award, American Educational Research Association (co-recipient), 1986; Distinguished Scholar Award, the National Association for Gifted Children, 1985; Cattell Award, Society of Multivariate Experimental Psychology, 1982; Boyd R. McCandless Young Scientist Award, Division of Developmental Psychology (7) of the American Psychological Association, 1982; Distinguished Scientific Award for an Early Career Contribution to Psychology, American Psychological Association, 1981; Sidney Siegel Memorial Award, Stanford University, 1975; Wohlenberg Prize, Berkeley College, Yale University, 1972.

He is a member of the National Academy of Education and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.  He also is a member of the Society of Experimental Psychologists.

He has been listed as one of the “The 50 Most Influential Living Psychologists” by The Best Schools, 2018, https://thebestschools.org/features/most-influential-psychologists-world/; listed as one of the “Top 33 Psychologists for Psychology Textbook Citations”, Griggs & Christopher, Teaching of Psychology, 2016, 43(2), p. 114 (ranked #5); listed as one of the “Top 100 Psychologists of the 20th Century,” APA Monitor, July/August 2002, p. 29 (ranked #60); listed as one of the 200 most eminent psychologists of the modern (Post World-War II) era by Diener, Oishi, Park survey in Archives of Scientific Psychology (ranked #61); ISI Highly Cited List in Psychology/Psychiatry (2003–) (based on scientific citations 1981–1999); Listed in the Esquire Register recognizing the achievements of outstanding American men and women under 40, 1986; Listed as one of the 100 “Top Young Scientists in the U.S.,” Science Digest, 1984.

His fellowships and scholarships include Fulbright Senior Specialist Fellowship to Slovakia, 2005; IREX Visiting Scholar Fellowship to Russia, 2000; Honored Visitor Fellowship, Taiwan National Science Council, December 1998; Sir Edward Youde Memorial Visiting Professor, City University of Hong Kong December, 1997; John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship, 1985–1986; Yale Senior Faculty Fellowship, 1982–1983; Yale Junior Faculty Fellowship, 1978–1979; National Science Foundation Graduate Fellowship, 1972–1975; National Merit Scholarship, 1968–1972.

Sternberg's Google h index is 200, his i-10 index 1075, and his total citations 174,452.

Sternberg's main research interests are in intelligence, creativity, wisdom, thinking styles, teaching and learning, love, jealousy, envy, and hate.

My main research interests are in intelligence, creativity, wisdom, thinking styles, leadership, ethics, love, jealousy, envy, and hate.  I have taught courses in most of these areas, as well as in cognitive psychology, educational psychology, introductory psychology, lifespan development, ethics, and professional socialization.

My current collaborative research projects with my colleagues focus on graduate admissions.  We have published three studies on this, based on our work at Cornell.  We have a new study that shows that it is possible for students to judge impact (scientific importance) of scientific work based on titles and abstracts, and that their ability to do so, while correlated with scientific reasoning, appears to form a distinct factor.  We also have found that  when scientific reasoning is measured via multiple-choice, it increases its correlation with tests of general intelligence.  A further project found that students' STEM teaching skills are related to their ability to reason scientifically. Our latest studies show that scientific creativity can be measured in a way that clusters with other scientific reasoning skills.  

In 2019, we started three new programs of research:  one on cultural intelligence, one on adaptive intelligence, and one on scientific humility.  All three research projects are active.

I am currently involved in writing or editing 11 books.

I am the author of over 1,800 publications and, as a principal investigator, have received more than $20 million in grant funding. I have won more than two dozen awards for my work.

I was cited in an APA Monitor report as one of the top 100 psychologists of the 20th century (#60)

In a report in Archives of Scientific Psychology by Diener and colleagues I was cited as one of the top 200 psychologists of the modern era (#60).

I have been listed by ISI as one of the most frequently cited scholars (top 1/2%) in psychology/psychiatry.

I was listed as one of the "top 33 psychologists for psychology textbook citations" by Griggs & Christopher, 2016, in Teaching of Psychology. I was ranked #5, and #3 among those still living.

I believe I may have the highest Google h index of any living psychologist.

In 2018, I won the Grawemeyer Award for my idea of successful intelligence and previously, the APS James and Cattell Awards for my contributions to the field of intelligence, broadly defined.

 

 

2019

Glaveanu, V. P., Hanchett Hanson, M., Baer, J., Barbot, B., Clapp, E., Corazza, G., Hennessey, B., Karwowski, M., Kaufman, J., Lebuda, I., Lubart, T., Montuori, A., Ness, I., Plucker, J., Reiter-Palmon, R., Sierra, Z., Simonton, D. K., Neves-Pereira, M., & Sternberg, R. J. (2019).  Advancing creativity theory and research: A sociocultural manifesto.  Journal of Creative Behavior, doi: 10.1002/jocb.395

Glueck, J., Sternberg, R. J., & Nusbaum, H. (2019).  Not today, and probably not tomorrow either: Obstacles to wisdom.  In R. J. Sternberg, H. Nusbaum, & J. Glueck (Eds.), Applying wisdom to contemporary world problems (pp. 445-464)Cham, Switzerland: Palgrave-Macmillan. 

Kaufman, J. C., Glaveanu, V. P., & Sternberg, R. J. (2019).  What is and what can be: the scope and possibilities of creativity and creativity research.  In J. C. Kaufman & R. J. Sternberg (Eds.), Cambridge handbook of creativity (2nd ed., pp. 732-743).

Kaufman, J. C., & Sternberg, R. J. (Eds.) (2019).  Cambridge handbook of human creativity (2nd ed.).  New York: Cambridge University Press. 

Kaufman, J. C., & Sternberg, R. J. (2019).  An introduction to the second edition: Divergences and some convergences.  In J. C. Kaufman & R. J. Sternberg (Eds.), Cambridge handbook of creativity (2nd ed., pp. 1-3).  New York: Cambridge University Press.

Sternberg, R. J. (2019).  Article writing 101: A crib sheet of 50 tips for the final exam.  In R. J. Sternberg (Ed.), Guide to publishing in psychology journals (2nd ed., pp. 173-180).  New York: Cambridge University Press.

Sternberg, R. J. (2019).  Creativity is not enough: The WICS model of leadership.  In B. Mainemelis & Epitropaki, O., & Kark, R. (Eds.), Creative leadership: Contexts and prospects (pp. 139-155). New York: Routledge.

Sternberg, R. J. (2019).  Enhancing people’s creativity.  In J. C. Kaufman & R. J. Sternberg (Eds.), Cambridge handbook of creativity (2nd ed., pp. 88-103)New York: Cambridge University Press.

Sternberg, R. J. (2019).  Epilogo: La educacion ante la tercera decada del siglo XXI.  In M. Acosta Contreras, Mas que aprender (pp. 343-346)Huelva, Spain: Apuleyo Ediciones.

Sternberg, R. J. (2019).  Ethical considerations in submitting articles.  In R. J. Sternberg (Ed.), Guide to publishing in psychology journals (2nd ed., pp. 251-258).  New York: Cambridge University Press.

Sternberg, R. J. (2019).  Evaluation of creativity is always local.  In I. Lebuda & V. P. Glaveanu (Eds.), The Palgrave handbook of social creativity research (pp. 393-406). Cham, Switzerland: Palgrave-Macmillan.

Sternberg, R. J. (2019).  Final comments about publishing in psychology journals.  In R. J. Sternberg (Ed.), Guide to publishing in psychology journals (2nd ed., pp. 261-264).  New York: Cambridge University Press.

Sternberg, R. J. (2019).  Four ways to conceive of wisdom: Wisdom as a function of person, situation, person/situation interaction, or action. Journal of Value Inquiry, https://doi.org/10.1007/s10790-019-09708-2

Sternberg, R. J. (Ed.) (2019). Guide to publishing in psychology journals (2nd ed.).  New York: Cambridge University Press.

Sternberg, R. J. (2019).  High-stakes assessment in undergraduate and post-graduate study.  In L.-F. Zhang (Ed.), Oxford research encyclopedia of education.  New York: Oxford University Press.  DOI: 10.1093/acrefore/9780190264093.013.939

Sternberg, R. J. (2019).  History of the field of the psychology of human thought.  In R. J. Sternberg & J. Funke (Eds.), The psychology of human thought. Heidelberg, Germany: Heidelberg University Press.

      https://heiup.uni-heidelberg.de/heiup/catalog/book/470

Sternberg, R. J. (2019).  How and why Wai and his colleagues reach conclusions that do not necessarily follow from their data: Reflections on “The Role of Elite Education and Inferred Cognitive Ability in Eminent Creative Expertise: An Historical Analysis of the TIME 100.”  Journal of Expertise, 2(2), https://www.journalofexpertise.org/articles/volume2_issue2/JoE_2019_2_2_Sternberg.pdf

Sternberg, R. J. (2019).  Intelligence.  In Oxford research encyclopedias: Education: Education, cultures, and ethnicities, research and assessment methods.  DOI: 10.1093/acrefore/9780190264093.013.872

Sternberg, R. J. (2019).  Intelligence.  In R. J. Sternberg & W. Pickren (Eds.) (2019). Handbook of the intellectual history of psychology: How psychological ideas have evolved from past to present (pp. 267-286). New York: Cambridge University Press.

Sternberg, R. J. (2019).  Introduction to the Cambridge Handbook of Wisdom: Race to Samarra: The critical importance of wisdom in the world today.  In R. J. Sternberg & J. Glueck (Eds.), Cambridge handbook of wisdom (pp. 3-9).  New York: Cambridge University Press.

Sternberg, R. J. (2019).  IQ testing.  In C. D. Llewellyn, S. Ayers, C. McManus, S. Newman, K. J. Petrie, T. A. Revenson, & J. Weinman (Eds.), The Cambridge handbook of psychology, health, and medicine (3rd ed., pp. 196-200).  New York: Cambridge University Press.

Sternberg, R. J. (2019).  Is being „gifted“ a blessing or a curse or some of each?  Empirical Studies of the Arts.  https://doi.org/10.1177/0276237419868945

 

Sternberg, R. J. (2019).  Is gifted education on the right path? The ACCEL model of giftedness. In D. Sisk, B. Wallace, & J. Senior (Eds.), Handbook of gifted education (pp. 5-18)Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Sternberg, R. J. (2019).  Neuroscience of intelligence or neuroscience of g?  Review of The Neuroscience of Intelligence, by Richard Haier.  American Journal of Psychology,132(2), 262-265.

Sternberg, R. J. (2019).  Preface.  In R. J. Sternberg (Ed.), Guide to publishing in psychology journals (2nd ed., pp. xi-xii).  New York: Cambridge University Press.

Sternberg, R. J. (2019).  Preface.  In S. Koller (Ed.), Psychology in Brazil: Scientists making a difference (pp. v-vi). Cham, Switzerland: Springer.

Sternberg, R. J. (2019).  Preface.  In R. J. Sternberg & K. Sternberg (Eds.), The new psychology of love (2nd ed., pp. xiii-xiv).  New York: Cambridge University Press.

Sternberg, R. J. (2019).  The psychology of creativity.  In S. Nalbantian & P. M. Matthews (Eds.), Secrets of creativity: What neuroscience, the arts, and our minds reveal (pp. 64-85.  New York: Oxford University Press.

Sternberg, R. J. (2019).  Support creativity now!  Before it is too late!  Kindai Management Review, 7, 7-8.

Sternberg, R. J. (2019).  Theories and hypotheses.  In R. J. Sternberg (Ed.), Guide to publishing in psychology journals (2nd ed., pp. 54-64).  New York: Cambridge University Press.

Sternberg, R. J. (2019).  A theory of adaptive intelligence and its relation to general intelligence.  Journal of Intelligence, https://doi.org/10.3390/jintelligence7040023

Sternberg, R. J. (2019).  Titles and abstracts.  In R. J. Sternberg (Ed.), Guide to publishing in psychology journals (2nd ed., pp. 33-36).  New York: Cambridge University Press.

Sternberg, R. J. (2019).  When love goes awry (Part 1):  Applications of the duplex theory of love and its development to relationships gone bad.  In R. J. Sternberg & K. Sternberg (Eds.), The new psychology of love (2nd ed., pp. 280-299).  New York: Cambridge University Press.

Sternberg, R. J. (2019).  Where have all the flowers of wisdom gone?  An analysis of teaching of wisdom over the years.  In R. J. Sternberg, H. Nusbaum, & J. Glueck (Eds.) (2019). Applying wisdom to contemporary world problems (pp. 1-20)Cham, Switzerland: Palgrave-Macmillan.

Sternberg, R. J. (2019). Why people often prefer wise guys to guys who are wise: An augmented balance theory of the production and reception of wisdom. In R. J. Sternberg & J. Glueck (Eds.), Cambridge handbook of wisdom (pp. 162-181)New York: Cambridge University Press.

Sternberg, R. J. (2019).  Why the tall-poppy syndrome is becoming worse in the creative professions / Razones por las que el síndrome de la amapola alta es cada vez más acentuado en las profesiones creativas. Studies in Psychology/Estudios de Psicologia, https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/02109395.2019.1655218?scroll=top&needAccess=true

Sternberg, R. J. (2019).  Wisdom, foolishness, and toxicity: How does one know which is which? In M. Mumford & C. A. Higgs (Eds.), Leader thinking skills (pp. 362-381)New York: Routledge.

Sternberg, R. J. (2019).  Writing a high-impact article.  In R. J. Sternberg (Ed.), Guide to publishing in psychology journals (2nd ed., pp. 165-172).  New York: Cambridge University Press.

Sternberg, R. J. (2019).  Writing for your referees.  In R. J. Sternberg (Ed.), Guide to publishing in psychology journals (2nd ed., pp. 131-140).  New York: Cambridge University Press.

Sternberg, R. J. (2019).  Yes, creativity can predict academic success!  Creativity: Theories-Research Applications, 5(2), 142-145.

Sternberg, R. J., & Funke, J. (Eds.) (2019).  The psychology of human thought.  Heidelberg, Germany: Heidelberg University Press. 

      https://heiup.uni-heidelberg.de/heiup/catalog/book/470

Sternberg, R. J., & Funke, J. (2019).  The psychology of human thought: An introduction.  In R. J. Sternberg & J. Funke (Eds.), The psychology of human thought.  Heidelberg, Germany: Heidelberg University Press.

https://heiup.uni-heidelberg.de/heiup/catalog/book/470

Sternberg, R. J., & Glueck, J. (Eds.) (2019).  Cambridge handbook of wisdom.  New York: Cambridge University Press.

Sternberg, R. J. (2019).  Where have all the flowers of wisdom gone?  An analysis of teaching of wisdom over the years.  In R. J. Sternberg, H. Nusbaum, & J. Glueck (Eds.) (2019). Applying wisdom to contemporary world problems (pp. 1-20).  Cham, Switzerland: Palgrave-Macmillan.

Sternberg, R. J., & Glueck, J. (2019).  Why is wisdom such an obscure field of inquiry and what can and should be done about it?  In R. J. Sternberg & Glueck, J. (Eds.), Cambridge handbook of wisdom (pp. 783-795).  New York: Cambridge University Press.

Sternberg, R. J., & Glueck, J. (2019).  Wisdom, morality, and ethics.  In R. J. Sternberg & J. Glueck (Eds.), Cambridge handbook of wisdom (pp. 551-574).  New York: Cambridge University Press.

Sternberg, R. J., & Hagen, E. S. (2019).  Teaching for wisdom.  In R. J. Sternberg & Glueck, J. (Eds.), Cambridge handbook of wisdom (pp. 372-406).  New York: Cambridge University Press.

Sternberg R. J., Kaufman J. C., & Pretz J. E. (2019) A propulsion perspective on creative contributions. In V. Gl?veanu (Ed.) The Palgrave encyclopedia of the possible. Cham, Switzerland: Palgrave Macmillan. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-98390-5

Sternberg, R. J., Kaufman, J. C., & Roberts, A. M. (2019).  The relation of creativity to intelligence and wisdom.  In J. C. Kaufman & R. J. Sternberg (Eds., pp. 337-352), Cambridge handbook of creativity. New York: Cambridge University Press.

Sternberg, R. J., Kaur, N., & Mistur, E. J. (2019). When love goes awry (Part 2): Application of an augmented triangular theory of love to personal and situational factors in jealousy and envy. In R. J. Sternberg & K. Sternberg (Eds.), The new psychology of love (2nd ed., pp. 300-330).  New York: Cambridge University Press.

Sternberg, R. J., Nusbaum, H., & Glueck, J. (Eds.) (2019). Applying wisdom to contemporary world problems.  Cham, Switzerland: Palgrave-Macmillan.

Sternberg, R. J., & Pickren, W. (Eds.) (2019). Handbook of the intellectual history of psychology: How psychological ideas have evolved from past to present. New York: Cambridge University Press.

Sternberg, R. J., & Pickren, W. (Ed.) (2019). Introduction.  In R. J. Sternberg & W. Pickren (Eds.), Handbook of the intellectual history of psychology: How psychological ideas have evolved from past to present (pp. 1-3). New York: Cambridge University Press.

Sternberg, R. J., & Sternberg, K. (Eds.) (2019).  The new psychology of love (2nd ed.). New York: Cambridge University Press.

Sternberg, K., Williams, W. M., & Sternberg, R. J. (2019).  How parents can maximize children’s cognitive abilities.  In M. Bornstein (Ed.), Handbook of parenting (3rd ed., Vol. 5, pp. 214-241). New York: Routledge.

Sternberg, R. J., Wong, C. H., & Sternberg, K. (2019).  The relation of tests of scientific reasoning to each other and to tests of fluid intelligence.  Journal of Intelligence, 7(3), 20, https://doi.org/10.3390/jintelligence7030020

 

2020

Flynn, J. R., & Sternberg, R. J.  (2020).  Environmental effects on intelligence.  In R. J. Sternberg (Ed.), Human intelligence: An introduction (pp. 253-278)New York: Cambridge University Press.

Sternberg, R. J. (2020).  Approaches to understanding human intelligence.  In R. J. Sternberg (Ed.), Human intelligence: An introduction (pp. 22-46)New York: Cambridge University Press.

Sternberg, R. J. (2020).  Cultural approaches to intelligence.  In R. J. Sternberg (Ed.), Human intelligence: An introduction (pp. 174-201).  New York: Cambridge University Press.

Sternberg, R. J. (2020).  Early history of theory and research on intelligence. In R. J. Sternberg (Ed.), Human intelligence: An introduction (pp. 47-64). New York: Cambridge University Press.

Sternberg, R. J. (Ed.) (2020).  Human intelligence: An introduction.  New York: Cambridge University Press.

Sternberg, R. J. (2020).  Introduction: How I learned from mistakes.  In R. J. Sternberg (Ed.), My biggest research mistake (pp. 1-3)Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Sternberg, R. J. (2020).  Kinds of research mistakes.  In R. J. Sternberg (Ed.), My biggest research mistake (pp. 222-229)Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Sternberg, R. J. (Ed.) (2020).  My biggest research mistake.  Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Sternberg, R. J. (2020).  Preface.  In R. J. Sternberg (Ed.), My biggest research mistake (pp. xi-xiii)Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Sternberg, R. J. (2020).  Systems approaches to intelligence.  In R. J. Sternberg (Ed.), Human intelligence: An introduction (pp. 202-224). New York: Cambridge University Press.

Sternberg, R. J. (2020).  What is intelligence and what are the big questions about it?  In R. J. Sternberg (Ed.), Human intelligence: An introduction (pp. 3-21). New York: Cambridge University Press.

 

In press                                                                                            

Dai, D., & Sternberg, R. J. (Eds.) (in press).  Scientific inquiry into human potential: Historical and contemporary perspectives across disciplines. New York: Routledge.

Flynn, J. R., & Sternberg, R. J. (in press).  Environmental effects on intelligence.  In R. J. Sternberg (Ed.), Human intelligence: An introduction.  New York: Cambridge University Press.

Sternberg, R. J. (in press).  Adaptive intelligence.  New York: Cambridge University Press.

Sternberg, R. J. (in press).  The augmented theory of successful intelligence.  In R. J. Sternberg (Ed.), Cambridge handbook of intelligence (2nd ed.).  New York: Cambridge University Press.

Sternberg, R. J. (in press).  Balancing profits with people: The balance theory of wisdom applied to management.  In B. Schwartz, C. Bernacchio, C. González-Cantón, & A. Robson (Eds.), Handbook of practical wisdom. New York: Springer.

Sternberg, R. J. (in press). Componential models of creativity. In M. A. Runco & S. R. Pritzker (Eds.), Encyclopedia of creativity (3rd ed.,). Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier.

Sternberg, R. J. (in press).  The concept of intelligence.  In R. J. Sternberg (Ed.), Cambridge handbook of intelligence (2nd ed.). New York: Cambridge University Press.

Sternberg, R. J. (in press).  Conclusion: Everything you need to know about the development of hate you can learn from The Butter Battle Book.  In R. J. Sternberg (Ed.), Perspectives on hate: How it originates, develops, manifests, and spreadsWashington, DC: American Psychological Association.

Sternberg, R. J. (in press).  Critical thinking in STEM disciplines.  In R. J. Sternberg & D. F. Halpern (Eds.), Critical thinking in psychlogy (2nd ed.).  New York: Cambridge University Press.

Sternberg, R. J. (in press).  Early history of theory and research on intelligence. In R. J. Sternberg (Ed.), Human intelligence: An introduction. New York: Cambridge University Press.

Sternberg, R. J. (in press).  Everything I needed to know about intelligence I learned before I even went to college.  In D. Dai & R. J. Sternberg (Eds.), Scientific inquiry into human potential: Historical and contemporary perspectives across disciplines.  New York: Rutledge.

Sternberg, R. J. (in press). Evolution of a research program on creativity.  In M. Stierand & V. Doerfler (Eds.), Handbook of research methods on creativity.  Northampton, MA: Edward Elgar.

Sternberg, R. J. (in press).  FLOTSAM: Notes on the development and transmission of hate.  In R. J. Sternberg (Ed.), Perspectives on hate: How it originates, develops, manifests, and spreadsWashington, DC: American Psychological Association.

Sternberg, R. J. (in press).  Four giant steps forward: A tribute to Teresa Amabile and how she transformed the field of creativity.  In R. Reiter-Palmon, J. Mueller, & C. Fisher (Eds.),  Festschrift for Teresa Amabile.  London, UK: Palgrave.

Sternberg, R. J. (in press).  Four ways to conceive of wisdom: Wisdom as a function of person, situation, person/situation interaction, or action. Journal of Value Inquiry.

Sternberg, R. J. (Ed.) (in press).  Perspectives on hate: How it originates, develops, manifests, and spreads.  Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

Sternberg, R. J. (in press).  Human intelligence: The history of theory, research, and measurement:  Part I: Pre-twentieth century philosophical origins.  In R. J. Sternberg (Ed.), Cambridge handbook of intelligence (2nd ed.).  New York: Cambridge University Press.

Sternberg, R. J. (in press).  Human intelligence: The history of theory, research, and measurement:  Part II: Psychological theory, research, and practice in the 19th and 20th centuries. In R. J. Sternberg (Ed.), Cambridge handbook of intelligence (2nd ed.). New York: Cambridge University Press.

Sternberg, R. J. (in press).  Intelligence.  In Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Education.  New York: Oxford University Press.

Sternberg, R. J. (in press).  A new model of giftedness emphasizing active concerned citizenship and ethical leadership that can make a positive, meaningful, and potentially enduring difference to the world.  In R. J. Sternberg & D. Ambrose (Eds.), Conceptions of giftedness and talent.  Cham, Switzerland: Palgrave-Macmillan.

Sternberg, R. J. (in press).  Positive creativity.  In A. Kostic & D. Chadee (Eds.), Current research in positive psychology.  London, UK: Palgrave-Macmillan.

Sternberg, R. J. (in press).  Postscript: Social intelligence as the social construction of reality: An augmented agenda for social-intelligence research. In R. J. Sternberg & A. Kostic (Eds.),

Social intelligence: The adaptive advantages of nonverbal communication.  London, UK: Palgrave Macmillan.

Sternberg, R. J. (in press).  Preface.  In S. Koller (Ed.), Psychology in Brazil: Scientists making a difference. New York: Springer.

Sternberg, R. J. (in press).  Preface.  In R. J. Sternberg (Ed.), Perspectives on hate: How it originates, develops, manifests, and spreads. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

Sternberg, R. J. (in press).  Reflections on love.  In R. Hanley (Ed.), Love: A history.  New York: Oxford University Press.

Sternberg, R. J. (in press).  Social policy and intelligence” redux: A tribute to Edward Zigler. Development and Psychopathology.

Sternberg, R. J. (in press).  Speculations on the future of intelligence research.  In R. J. Sternberg (Ed.), Cambridge handbook of intelligence (2nd ed.).  New York: Cambridge University Press.

Sternberg, R. J. (in press).  Transformational giftedness. In T. L. Cross & P. Olszewski-Kubilius (Eds.), Conceptual frameworks for giftedness and talent development. Waco, TX: Prufrock Press.

Sternberg, R. J. (in press).  The ups and downs of love--what makes love go well, or badly?  In A. Kostic & D. Chadee (Eds.), Current research in positive psychology.  London, UK: Palgrave-Macmillan.

Sternberg, R. J. (in press).  Vertical and horizontal levels of analysis in the study of human intelligence. In A. K. Barbey, S. Karama, & R. J. Haier (Eds.), Cambridge Handbook of Intelligence and Cognitive Neuroscience.  New York: Cambridge University Press.

Sternberg, R. J., & Glueck, J. (in press).  Why is wisdom such an obscure field of inquiry and what can and should be done about it?  In R. J. Sternberg & Glueck, J. (Eds.), Cambridge handbook of wisdom.  New York: Cambridge University Press.

Sternberg, R. J., & Halpern, D. F. (in press).  Preface.  In R. J. Sternberg & D. F. Halpern (Eds.), Critical thinking in psychology.  New York: Cambridge University Press.

Sternberg, R. J., & Kaufman, J. C. (in press).  Looking forward to the future: A functional Sternberg, R. J., & Kaufman, J. C. (in press). Intelligence (as related to creativity). In M. A. Runco & S. R. Pritzker (Eds.), Encyclopedia of creativity (3rd ed.). Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier.

Sternberg, R. J., & Kostic, A. (in press).  Preface.  In R. J. Sternberg & A. Kostic (Eds.), Social intelligence: The adaptive advantages of nonverbal communication.  New York: Palgrave Macmillan.

Sternberg, R. J., & Kostic, A. (in press).  Social intelligence: The adaptive advantages of nonverbal communication.  New York: Palgrave Macmillan.

Sternberg, R. J., & Li, A. S. (in press).  Social intelligence: What it is and why we need it more than ever before.  In In R. J. Sternberg & A. Kostic (in press).  Social intelligence: The adaptive advantages of nonverbal communication.  New York: Palgrave Macmillan.

Sternberg, R. J., Nusbaum, H., & Glueck, J. (Eds.) (in press). Applying wisdom to contemporary world problems.  London, UK: Palgrave-Macmillan.

Zhang, L.-F., & Sternberg, R. J. (in press).  Intellectual styles.  In Oxford research encyclopedia of education.  New York: Oxford University Press.

 

I  am a member of the National Academy of Education and am a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, as well as of the Society of Experimental Psychologists. 

I have been an Honorary Professor of Psychology at the University of Heidelberg, where I taught this past summer (without honorarium).

Together with my wife, Karin Sternberg, we started a major website this year, lovemultiverse.com, which we actively update several times a week with information for readers about how to improve their intimate relationships.    

 

March 22.  I gave an invited address to the biennial meeting of SRCD, Baltimore, on adaptive intelligence.

April 29. I gave a colloquium at Pace University on adaptive intelligence and also received the Florence Denmark Award for my contributions to psychology.

June 28.  I gave a colloquium to the Psychology Department at the University of Heidelberg, Germany, on adaptive intelligence.  I also taught a course at Heidelberg on leadership.

August 7.  I gave a Podcast for Cambridge University Press on intelligence.

August 29.  I gave an invited lecture on teaching for successful intelligence to the entire professional staff of the Watkins Glen School District.

September 11. I gave a talk at Keeton House on the Western view of intelligence and why it is failing.

September 16.  I gave a colloquium to HD and anyone else who was interested on why the GRE is inadequate for graduate admissions.

October 4.  I gave an invited talk on adaptive intelligence to a national group of business people interested in emotional intelligence.

October 10. I met with a Dutch governmental group on reforming the Dutch system of assessment for university admissions.

October 21.  I spoke to a Cornell undergraduate group of researchers (CURB) on adaptive intelligence.

November 12.  I spoke to a Cornell undergraduate group of researchers on scientific thought.

 

 

I taught HD 1150, Introduction to Infant and Child Development, and the accompanying section, HD 1160, in the fall of 2014.  In the spring of 2015 I taught HD 4440 and HD 6440, the undergraduate and graduate sections of my course on The Nature of Intelligence.  In the fall of 2015, I taught HD 1100, Lifespan Development, as well as HD 4450 and 6450, Ethical Challenges in the Behavioral and Brain Sciences.  In the fall of 2016, I taught HD 1100 and also HD 4440 and 6440.  In the fall of 2017, I taught HD 4440 and 6440 as well as a new course on the Nature of Leadership. In the fall of 2018, I taught HD 3450 and also HD 4540 and 6540, Creativity and Its Development. I also advise undergraduate students who do research with me, most of whom sign up for credit through independent study.  I meet with my students on a regular basis.  I base my instruction on the augmented theory of successful intelligence, meaning that I emphasize in teaching and assessment creative, analytical, practical, and wisdom-based/ethical thinking.

This year, I published two articles, an edited primary textbook, and an edited supplementary textbook directly relevant to teaching, as listed below.

Sternberg, R. J. (2019).  Enhancing people’s creativity.  In J. C. Kaufman & R. J. Sternberg (Eds.), Cambridge handbook of creativity (2nd ed., pp. 88-103)New York: Cambridge University Press.

Sternberg, K., Williams, W. M., & Sternberg, R. J. (2019).  How parents can maximize children’s cognitive abilities.  In M. Bornstein (Ed.), Handbook of parenting (3rd ed., Vol. 5, pp. 214-241). New York: Routledge.

Sternberg, R. J., & Funke, J. (Eds.) (2019).  The psychology of human thought.  Heidelberg, Germany: Heidelberg University Press. 

Sternberg, R. J. (Ed.) (2019). Guide to publishing in psychology journals (2nd ed.).  New York: Cambridge University Press.

HD 1100

HD 1150

HD 1160

HD 3450

HD 4010

HD 4440

HD 6440

HD 4450

HD 6450

All of these except 3450 are NEW courses for me that I have taught in my first five years at Cornell. However, I had not taught 3450 before at Cornell and I redesigned it to be a totally new course with respect to what I had taught before.

 

B.A., Psychology, summa cum laude, honors with exceptional distinction in psychology, Yale University

Ph.D., Psychology, Stanford University

13 honorary doctorates from 12 different countries on 4 continents

I previously have served as president of the American Psychological Association, Division 1 of APA, Division 15 of APA, Division 20 of APA, Division 24 of APA, the Eastern Psychological Association, the Federation of Association in Behavioral and Brain Sciences (FABBS), and the International Association for Cognitive Education and Psychology.  I have been treasurer of the Association of American Colleges and Universities. I am a past-president of the University of Wyoming, past-provost of Oklahoma State University, and past-dean of arts and sciences of Tufts University. I am past-DGS and Acting Chair of the Psychology Department at Yale.

I was chair of the search committee that hired Lin Bian, Marlen Gonzalez, and bethany ojalehto.

I chair the Against Hate Action Group at the First Congregational Church of Ithaca.

I have two websites: 

www.robertjsternberg.com

www.lovemultiverse.com

 

 

 I have no social-media accounts and have no plans to have any.

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