Robert Sternberg
Robert Sternberg
Professor
Psychology
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MVR G101

Biography

Robert J. Sternberg is Professor of Psychology in the College of Human Ecology at Cornell University.  He also is Honorary Professor of Psychology at Heidelberg University, Germany.  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 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.

Sternberg's Google h index is 228, his i-10 index 1142, and his total citations exceed 218,000.

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

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 Psychology. 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.

In 2022, research.com ranked Sternberg #10 among American psychologists and #20 among psychologists in the world for scientific impact; he was also listed as #382 in the United States and #566 in the world for all scientists in all fields by research.com (based on h-indices from Microsoft Academic Graph). 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.

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 adaptive intelligence.  We have published a number of studies relevant to this construct.  The idea is that intelligence as measured by tests is a relatively narrow construct.  The challenges of adaptation in life are very different from the challenges of tests.  Our projects show that when people are given real-life problems to solve--pertaining to handling of a pandemic, or to fighting global climate change, or to handling interpersonal conflicts--their ways of solving problems are different from their ways of solving test problems. Moreover, the people who are adept at solving real-world problems often are not the ones who are adept in solving test-like problems. 

In 2021, we started a new program of research on transformational giftedness.  The idea is that we tend to identify students as gifted in a transactional ways.  They excel in societally-sanctioned activities, in exchange for which our society rewards them with good test scores, grades, university admissions, and awards.  In contrast, I argue, we should seek students who are transformationally gifted--ones who seek to make a positive, meaningful, and enduring difference to the world.

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 have been cited over 217,000 times with an h index of 224. 

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.

 

 

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. In recent years, I have taught HD 1170 on Adolescence. I plan in fall 2022 to teach a course on wisdom.  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.

 

HD 1100: Introduction to Lifespan Development

HD 1150: Human Development: Infancy and Childhood

HD 1160: Section for Infancy and Childhood

HD 3450: The Nature of Leadership

HD 4010: Empirical Research

HD 4440: The Nature of Human Intelligence

HD 6440: The Nature of Human Intelligence

HD 4450: Ethical Challenges in Behavioral and Brain Sciences

HD 6450: Ethical Challenges in Behavioral and Brain Sciences

HD 4550: The Psychology of Wisdom

2020

 

Ellis, B. J., Abrams, L. S., Masten, A. S., Sternberg, R. J., Tottenham, N., & Frankenhuis, W. E. (2020).  Hidden talents in harsh environments.  Development and Psychopathology, 1-19, https://doi.org/10.1017/S0954579420000887

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.

Halpern, D. F., & Sternberg, R. J. (2020).  An introduction to critical thinking: It will change your life.  In R. J. Sternberg & D. F. Halpern (Eds.), Critical thinking in psychology (2nd ed., pp. 1-9).  New York: Cambridge University Press.

Sorokowski, P., Sorokowska, A., Karwowski, M., Groyecka, A., Aavik, T., …Sternberg, R. J. (2020).  Universality of the triangular theory of love: Adaptation and psychometric properties of the Triangular Love Scale in 25 countries. Journal of Sex Research. https://doi.org/10.1080/00224499.2020.1787318

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).  The augmented theory of successful intelligence.  In R. J. Sternberg (Ed.), Cambridge handbook of intelligence (2nd ed., Vol. 2, pp. 679-708).  New York: Cambridge University Press.

Sternberg, R. J. (Ed.) (2020).  Cambridge handbook of intelligence (2nd ed.).  New York: Cambridge University Press.

Sternberg, R. J. (2020). Componential models of creativity. In M. A. Runco & S. R. Pritzker (Eds.), Encyclopedia of creativity (3rd ed., pp. 180-187). Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier.

Sternberg, R. J. (2020).  The concept of intelligence.  In R. J. Sternberg (Ed.), Cambridge handbook of intelligence (2nd ed., Vol. 1, pp. 3-17). New York: Cambridge University Press.

Sternberg, R. J. (2020, August 31).  COVID-19 has taught us what intelligence really is.  Inside higher ed, https://insidehighered.com/views/2020/08/31/pandemic-has-proven-standardized-tests-dont-measure-whats-important-opinion

Sternberg, R. J. (2020).  Critical thinking in STEM disciplines.  In R. J. Sternberg & D. F. Halpern (Eds.), Critical thinking in psychology (2nd ed., pp. 309-327).  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).  Culture and intelligence.  In Oxford Research Encyclopedias, Psychology.  DOI: 10.1093/acrefore/9780190236557.013.585

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. (2020). Evolution of a research program on creativity.  In M. Stierand & V. Doerfler (Eds.), Handbook of research methods on creativity (pp. 10-26)Northampton, MA: Edward Elgar.

Sternberg, R. J. (2020).  FLOTSAM: A theory of the development and transmission of hate.  In R. J. Sternberg (Ed.), Perspectives on hate: How it originates, develops, manifests, and spreads (pp. 3-24).  Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

Sternberg, R. J. (2020).  FLOTSAM in practice: Understanding the reawakening of hate in the modern world.  In R. J. Sternberg (Ed.), Perspectives on hate: How it originates, develops, manifests, and spreads (pp. 161-175)Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

Sternberg, R. J. (2020).  FLOTSAM themes in this book and The Butter Battle Book.  In R. J. Sternberg (Ed.), Perspectives on hate: How it originates, develops, manifests, and spreads (pp. 301-314)Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

Sternberg, R. J. (2020).  Giftedness and adaptive intelligence.  Vision, 31(2), 6-8.

Sternberg, R. J. (2020).  How mighty are the mitochondria in causing individual differences in intelligence? Some questions for David Geary.  Journal of Intelligence, 8(1), 13; https://doi.org/10.3390/jintelligence8010013

Sternberg, R. J. (2020).  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., Vol. 1, pp. 18-30).  New York: Cambridge University Press.

Sternberg, R. J. (2020).  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., Vol. 1, pp. 31-46). 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, July 28).  It’s time to stem malpractice in STEM admissions.  Inside Higher Ed, https://www.insidehighered.com/views/2020/07/28/colleges-shouldnt-use-standardized-admissions-tests-alone-measure-scientific

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. (2020).  The missing links: Comments on “The Science of Wisdom in a Polarized World.”  Psychological Inquiry, 31(2), 153-159. doi/full/10.1080/1047840X.2020.1750922.

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

Sternberg, R. J. (2020).  The nature of intelligence and its development in childhood. New York: Cambridge University Press. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/9781108866217

Sternberg, R. J. (Ed.) (2020).  Perspectives on hate: How it originates, develops, manifests, and spreads.  Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

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

Sternberg, R. J. (2020).  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 (pp. 427-433)London, UK: Palgrave Macmillan.

Sternberg, R. J. (2020).  Rethinking what we mean by intelligence. Kappan, 102(3), pp. 36-41. https://kappanonline.org/rethinking-what-we-mean-by-intelligence-sternberg/

Sternberg, R. (2020). “Social policy and intelligence” Redux: A tribute to Edward Zigler. Development and Psychopathology, 1-11. doi:10.1017/S0954579420000693

Sternberg, R. J. (2020).  Speculations on the future of intelligence research.  In R. J. Sternberg (Ed.), Cambridge handbook of intelligence (2nd ed., Vol. 2, pp. 1203-1214).  New York: Cambridge University Press.

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). Toward a theory of musical intelligence. Psychology of Music, https://doi.org/10.1177/0305735620963765

Sternberg, R. J. (2020).  Transformational giftedness. In T. L. Cross & P. Olszewski-Kubilius (Eds.), Conceptual frameworks for giftedness and talent development (pp. 203-234). Waco, TX: Prufrock Press.

Sternberg, R. J. (2020).  Transformational giftedness: Rethinking our paradigm for gifted education.  Roeper Review, 42(4), 230-240. https://doi.org/10.1080/02783193.2020.1815266

Sternberg, R. J. (2020).  Toward a triangular theory of love for one’s musical instruments. Psychology of Music, https://doi.org/10.1177/0305735620961143

Sternberg, R. J. (2020, November 19).  Was your idea too creative?  Inside Higher Ed, https://www.insidehighered.com/advice/2020/11/19/how-avoid-having-your-ideas-rejected-being-too-creative-opinion

Sternberg, R. J. (2020).  What does “meaning” mean?  A commentary on Baumeister and von Hippel.  Evolutionary Studies in Imaginative Culture, 4(1), pp. 51-53. www.jstor.org/stable/10.26613/esic.4.1.167.

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.

Sternberg, R. J., & Halpern, D. F. (2020).  Conclusion:  How to think critically about politics...and anything else. In R. J. Sternberg & D. F. Halpern (Eds.), Critical thinking in psychology (2nd ed., pp. 354-376).  New York: Cambridge University Press.

Sternberg, R. J., & Halpern, D. F. (Eds.) (2020). Critical thinking in psychology (2nd ed.).  New York: Cambridge University Press.

Sternberg, R. J., & Halpern, D. F. (2020).  Preface.  In R. J. Sternberg & D. F. Halpern (Eds.), Critical thinking in psychology.  New York: Cambridge University Press.

Sternberg, R. J., & Kaufman, J. C. (2020). Intelligence. In M. A. Runco & S. R. Pritzker (Eds.), Encyclopedia of creativity (3rd ed., pp. 667-671). Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier.

Sternberg, R. J., & Kostic, A. (2020).  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. (Eds.) (2020).  Social intelligence: The adaptive advantages of nonverbal communication.  New York: Palgrave Macmillan.

Sternberg, R. J., & Lebuda, I. (2020).  Creativity tempered by wisdom: Interview with Robert J. Sternberg.  Creativity: Theories-Research-Applications, 6(2), https://doi.org/10.1515/ctra-2019-0017

Sternberg, R. J., & Li, A. S. (2020).  Social intelligence: What it is and why we need it more than ever before.  In R. J. Sternberg & A. Kostic, Social intelligence: The adaptive advantages of nonverbal communication (pp. 427-433)New York: Palgrave Macmillan.

Sternberg, R. J., Todhunter, R. J. E., Litvak, A., & Sternberg, R. J. (2020).  The relation of scientific creativity and evaluation of scientific impact to scientific reasoning and general intelligence.  Journal of Intelligence, https://doi.org/10.3390/jintelligence8020017

Sternberg, R. J., & Witkowski, T. (2020).  Robert J. Sternberg: Intelligence, love, creativity and wisdom [Interview].  In T. Witkowski (Ed.), Shaping psychology: Perspectives on legacy, controversy and the future of the field (pp. 79-100).  Cham, Switzerland: Palgrave-Macmillan.

Zhang, L.-F., & Sternberg, R. J. (2020).  Intellectual styles.  In Oxford research encyclopedia of education.  New York: Oxford University Press. https://doi.org/10.1093/acrefore/9780190264093.013.883

 

 

2021

 

 

Dai, D.-Y., & Sternberg, R. J. (Eds.) (2021).  Scientific inquiry into human potential: Historical and contemporary perspectives across disciplines. New York: Routledge.

Dai, D.-Y., & Sternberg, R. J. (2021).  Introduction: Historical and contemporary perspectives on human potential.  In D.-Y. Dai & R. J. Sternberg (Eds.), Scientific inquiry into human potential: Historical and contemporary perspectives across disciplines (pp. xv-xxviii). New York: Routledge

Deary, I. J., & Sternberg, R. J. (2021).  Ian Deary and Robert Sternberg answer five self-inflicted questions about human intelligence.  Intelligence, 85 101539, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.intell.2021.101539

Karami, S., Ghahremani, M., & Sternberg, R. J. (2021, November 10).  How parents can foster positive creativity in kids to make the world a better place. The Conversation, https://theconversation.com/how-parents-can-foster-positive-creativity-in-kids-to-make-the-world-a-better-place-169990

Kaufman, J. C., & Sternberg, R. J. (Eds.) (2021). Creativity: an introduction. New York: Cambridge University Press.

Sternberg, R. J. (2021).  Adaptive intelligence: Intelligence is not a personal trait but rather a person x task x situation interaction.  Journal of Intelligence, 9: 58, DOI: 10.3390/jintelligence9040058

Sternberg, R. J. (2021).  Adaptive intelligence: Its nature and implications for education. Education Sciences, 11, 823, https://doi.org.10.3390educsci1120823.

Sternberg, R. J. (2021).  Adaptive intelligence: Surviving and thriving in a world of uncertainty.  New York: Cambridge University Press.

Sternberg, R. J. (2021).  AWOKE: A theory of representation and process in intelligence as adaptation to the environment.  Personality and Individual Differences, 182, 111108, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.paid.2021.111108

Sternberg, R. J. (2021).  Cultivating leadership qualities in young people.  In J. Van Tassel-Baska (Ed.), Handbook on the theory, research, and practice of talent development. New York: Routledge.

Sternberg, R. J. (2021).  Earth to humans: Get with it or get out! Adaptive intelligence in the age of human-induced catastrophes.  In A. Kostic & D. Chadee (Eds.), Current research in positive psychology (pp. 102-112)Cham, Switzerland: Palgrave-Macmillan.

Sternberg, R. J. (2021).  Enhancing creativity.  In J. C. Kaufman & R. J. Sternberg (Eds.), Creativity: An introduction (pp. 272-291).  New York: Cambridge University Press.

Sternberg, R. J. (2021).  Everything I needed to know about intelligence I learned before I even went to college.  In D.-Y. Dai & R. J. Sternberg (Eds.), Scientific inquiry into human potential: Historical and contemporary perspectives across disciplines (pp. 185-196)New York: Rutledge.

Sternberg, R. J. (2021).  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 (pp. 203-210)Cham, Switzerland: Palgrave.

Sternberg, R. J. (2021).  Identification for utilization, not merely possession, of gifts: What matters is not gifts but rather deployment of gifts.  Gifted Education International, DOI: 10.1177/02614294211013345

Sternberg R. J. (2021). Intelligence. In V. Gl?veanu (Ed.) The Palgrave encyclopedia of the possible. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-98390-5_187-1

Sternberg, R. J. (2021).  Meta-intelligence:  Understanding, control, and coordination of intelligence, creativity, and wisdom.  In R. M. Holm-Hadulla, J. Funke, & M. Wink (Eds.),

Intelligenz – Theoretische Grundlagen und praktische Anwendungen.  Heidelberger Jahrbücher Online Band 6, pp. 473-488. Heidelberg, Germany: University of Heidelberg.

      https://doi.org/10.17885/heiup.hdjbo.2021.1.24399

Sternberg, R. J. (2021).  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 (pp. 407-424)Cham, Switzerland: Palgrave-Macmillan.

Sternberg, R. J. (2021).  Positive creativity.  In A. Kostic & D. Chadee (Eds.), Current research in positive psychology (pp. 33-42). Cham, Switzerland: Palgrave-Macmillan.

Sternberg, R.J. (2021).  Transformational creativity: The link between creativity, wisdom, and the solution of global problems. Philosophies 6, 75.

https://doi.org/10.3390/philosophies6030075

Sternberg, R. J. (2021).   Transformational vs. transactional deployment of intelligence. Journal of Intelligence, 9(15), https://doi.org/10.3390/jintelligence9010015

Sternberg, R. J. (2021).  The ups and downs of love--what makes love go well, or badly?  In A. Kostic & D. Chadee (Eds.), Current research in positive psychology (pp. 177-192)Cham, Switzerland: Palgrave-Macmillan.

Sternberg, R. J. (2021).  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 (pp. 416-433)New York: Cambridge University Press.

Sternberg. R. J. (2021, January 13).  We’ve got intelligence all wrong---and that’s endangering our future.  New Scientist, https://www.newscientist.com/article/mg24933174-700-weve-got-intelligence-all-wrong-and-thats-endangering-our-future/

Sternberg, R. J. (2021).  Why bad leaders? A perspective from WICS.  In A. R. Örtenblad (Ed.), Debating bad leadership: Reasons and remedies (pp. 141-160). New York: Springer.

Sternberg, R. J., & Ambrose, D. (Eds.) (2021).  Conceptions of giftedness and talent.  Cham, Switzerland: Palgrave-Macmillan.

Sternberg, R. J., & Ambrose, D. (2021).  Uniform points of agreement in diverse viewpoints on giftedness and talent.  In R. J. Sternberg & D. Ambrose (Eds.), Conceptions of giftedness and talent (pp. 513-525)Cham, Switzerland: Palgrave-Macmillan.

Sternberg, R. J., & Chowkase, A. (2021).  When we teach for positive creativity, what exactly do we teach for?  Educational Sciences, 11, 237, https://doi.org/10.3390/educsci11050237

Sternberg, R. J., Chowkase, A., Desmet, O., Karami, S., Landy, J., & Lu, J. (2021).  Beyond transformational giftedness.  Educational Sciences, 11, 192.  https://doi.org/10.3390/educsci11050192.

Sternberg, R. J., Desmet, O. A., Ford, D., Gentry, M. L., Grantham, T., & Karami, S. (2021). The legacy: Coming to terms with the origins and development of the gifted-child movement. Roeper Review, 43(4), 227-241.  doi: 10.1080/02783193.2021.1967544

Sternberg, R. J., Glaveanu, V., Karami, S., Kaufman, J. C., Phillipson, S. N., & Preiss, D. D. (2021).  Meta-intelligence: Understanding, control, and interactivity between
creative, analytical, practical, and wisdom-based approaches in problem
solving.  Journal of Intelligence, 9, 19, https://doi.org/10.3390/ jintelligence9020019

Sternberg, R. J., & Karami, S. (2021).  A 4W model of wisdom and giftedness in wisdom.  Roeper Review, 43(3), https://doi.org/10.1080/02783193.2021.1923596

Sternberg, R. J., & Karami, S. (2021).  An 8P theoretical framework for understanding creativity and theories of creativity. Journal of Creative Behavior, https://doi.org/10.1002/jocb.516

Sternberg, R. J., & Karami, S. (2021).  Gifted for whom? Individualism, dyadism, and collectivism in the definition of giftedness.  Gifted Education International, DOI: 10.1177/02614294211052393

Sternberg, R. J., & Karami, S. (2021).  Integrating diverse points of view on intelligence: A 6P analysis and its implications. Journal of Intelligence, 9(33), https://doi.org/10.3390/jintelligence9030033.

Sternberg, R. J., & Karami, S. (2021, April 8). Teaching for positive creativity.  ASCD Express 16(15),

http://www.ascd.org/ascd-express/vol16/num15/teaching-for-positive-creativity.aspx

Sternberg, R. J., & Karami, S. (2021).  What is wisdom? A unified 6P framework.  Review of General Psychology, https://doi.org/10.1177/1089268020985509Online Version

Sternberg, R. J., & Kibelsbeck, J. (2021).  Teaching musical learning as problem solving:  Applying a theory of musical intelligence to musical instruction. Psychology of Music, https://doi.org/10.1177/03057356211055215

Sternberg, Robert J., Wong, C. H., & Kreisel, A. P. (2021). Understanding and assessing cultural intelligence: Maximum-performance and typical-performance approaches. Journal of Intelligence 9: 45. https://doi.org/10.3390/jintelligence9030045.

2022

Ambrose, D., Sternberg, R. J., & Karami, S. (2022).  In conclusion: Where we currently stand in the march toward transformational giftedness. In R. J. Sternberg, D. Ambrose, & S. Karami, (Eds.), Palgrave handbook of transformational giftedness for education (pp. 427-441)Cham, Switzerland: Palgrave-Macmillan.

Glück, J., & Sternberg, R. J. (2022).  Wisdom, morality, and ethics.  In R. J. Sternberg & J. Glück (Eds.), Wisdom: An introduction (pp. 118-134) Cambridge University Press.

Sternberg, R. J. (2022).  The field of psychology never maxed out on the ideas of Max Wertheimer: A new look at Productive Thinking.  American Journal of Psychology, 135(2), 248-250.  https://doi.org/10.5406/19398298.135.2.12

Sternberg, R. J. (2022).  Giftedness as trait vs. state. Roeper Review, 44(3), 135-143. https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/02783193.2022.2071365.

Sternberg, R. J. (2022).  Identify transformational, not just transactional giftedness!  Gifted Child Quarterly, 66(2), 159-160.  https://doi.org/10.1177/001698622110379

Sternberg, R. J. (2022).  The job search.  In M. Prinstein (Ed.), The portable mentor (3rd ed., pp. 546-564). New York: Cambridge University Press.

Sternberg, R. J. (2022).  Meta-intelligence: Understanding, control, and coordination of higher cognition processes. In R. M. Holm-Hadulla, J. Funke, & M. Wink (Eds.), Intelligence: Theories and applications (pp. 339-350).  Springer. [Updated and fully translated version of 2021 book published by University of Heidelberg Press.)

Sternberg, R. J. (2022).  The missing links: What is missing from definitions of creativity? Journal of Creativity, 32, 100021, doi.org/10.1016/j.yjoc.2022/100021.

Sternberg, R. J. (2022).  The most important gift of all? The gift of courage.  Roeper Review, 44(2), 73-81DOI: 10.1080/02783193.2022.2043501

Sternberg, R. J. (2022).  Nonverbal communication in relationships as a link between affect and social intelligence.  In R. J. Sternberg, & A. Kostic (Eds.), Nonverbal communication in close relationships (pp. 363-372)Cham, Switzerland: Palgrave-Macmillan.

Sternberg, R. J. (2022, March 25). Personal talent curation in the lifetime realization of gifted potential: The role of adaptive intelligence. Gifted Education International, https://doi.org/10.1177/02614294221086505c

Sternberg, R. J. (2022).  The role of ideals in intimate relationships.  In A. Pismenny & B. Borgaard (Eds.), The moral psychology of love (pp. 89-106). New York: Rowman & Littlefield.

Sternberg, R. J. (2022).  The search for the elusive basic processes underlying human
intelligence:  Historical and contemporary perspectives.  Journal of Intelligence, 10: 28. https://doi.org/10.3390/jintelligence10020028

Sternberg, R. J. (2022).  Transformational creativity. In V. Glaveanu, Palgrave encyclopedia of the possible.  Cham, Switzerland: Palgrave-Macmillan.  https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-98390-5_259-1

Sternberg, R. J. (2022).  Transformational giftedness: Who’s got it and who does not?  In R. J. Sternberg, D. Ambrose, & S. Karami, (Eds.), Palgrave handbook of transformational giftedness for education (pp. 355-371)Cham, Switzerland: Palgrave-Macmillan.

Sternberg, R. J. (2022, June 22). The vexing problem of dark giftedness. Gifted Education International, https://doi.org/10.1177/02614294221110459

Sternberg, R. J., Ambrose, D., & Karami, S. (Eds.) (2022).  Palgrave handbook of transformational giftedness for education.  Cham, Switzerland: Palgrave-Macmillan.

Sternberg, R. J., Chowkase, A., Parra-Martinez, F. A., & Landy, J. (2022).  Criterion-referenced assessment of intelligence: Is it possible, plausible, or practical?  Journal of Intelligence, 10: 57https: // doi.org /10.3390/jintelligence10030057

Sternberg, R. J., Conway, A. R. A., & Halpern, D. F. (Eds.) (2022). How intelligence can be a solution to consequential world problems.  MDPI.  https://doi.org/10.3390/books978-3-0365-3650-7

Sternberg, R. J., & Desmet, O. (2022, July 20).  Introduction to terminological controversies in gifted education. Gifted Education International, https://doi.org/10.1177/02614294221117096

Sternberg, R. J., & Glück, J. (Eds.) (2022). The psychology of wisdom: An introduction. New York: Cambridge University Press.

Sternberg, R. J., & Glück, J (2022).  What is wisdom and why is it important?  In R. J. Sternberg & J. Glück (Eds.), Wisdom: An introduction (pp. 3-14)New York: Cambridge University Press.

Sternberg, R. J., & Glück, J. (2022). Wisdom: The psychology of wise thoughts, words, and deeds. Cambridge University Press.

Sternberg, R. J., Glück, J., & Karami, S. (2022).  Psychological theories of wisdom.  In R. J. Sternberg & J. Glück (Eds.), The psychology of wisdom: An introduction (pp. 53-69)New York: Cambridge University Press.

Sternberg, R. J., Hurwitz, E. R., Hwang, A. H.-C., & Kuhl, M. K. (2022).  Love of one’s musical instrument as a predictor of happiness and satisfaction with musical experience. Psychology of Music, https://doi.org/10.1177/03057356221095262

Sternberg, R. J., Jarvin, L., & Desmet, O. (2022).  Lessons from the conservatory model as a basis for undergraduate education and the development of intelligence.  Journal of Intelligence, https://doi: 10.3390/jintelligence10020034

Sternberg, R. J., & Kostic, A. (Eds.) (2022).  Nonverbal communication in close relationships.  Cham, Switzerland: Palgrave-Macmillan.

Sternberg, R. J., Siriner, I., Oh, J., & Wong, C. H. (2022). Cultural intelligence: What is it and how can it effectively be measured? Journal of Intelligence, https://doi.org/10.3390/jintelligence10030054

Tromp, C. H., & Sternberg, R. J. (2022).  Dynamic creativity: A person x task x situation interaction framework.  Journal of Creative Behavior, http://doi.org/10.1002/jocb.551

Tromp, C., & Sternberg, R. J. (2022). How constraints impact creativity: An interaction paradigm. Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity, and the Arts. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1037/aca0000493

In press

                                                                                                      

Ehsan, H., & Sternberg, R. J. (in press).  It’s not just London Bridge that Is falling down: The need to revisit mission in engineering education. In B. MacFarlane (Ed.), STEM education for high-ability learners (2nd ed.). Waco, TX: Prufock.

Ellis, B. J., Abrams, L. S., Masten, A. S., Sternberg, R. J., Tottenham, N., & Frankenhuis, W. E. (in press).  The hidden talents model: Implications for science, policy, and practice.  New York: Cambridge University Press.

Sternberg, R. J. (in press).  Combating myside bias in scientific thinking: A special challenge for the gifted. Roeper Review.

Sternberg, R. J. (in press). Cultural creativity: A componential model.  In D. D. Preiss, M. Singer, & J. C. Kaufman (Eds.), Innovation, culture, and change across cultures.  Academic Press.

Sternberg, R. J. (in press).  The emperor has no clothes: The naked truth about the construct validity of traditional methods of gifted identification. Roeper Review.

Sternberg, R. J. (in press).  Foreword to The Nature and Nurture of Talent: A New Foundation for Education and Optimal Human Development, by David Dai. Cambridge University Press.

Sternberg, R. J. (in press).  Giftedness does not reside within a person: Defining giftedness in society is a three-step process.  Roeper Review.

Sternberg, R. J. (in press).  Introduction:  Intelligence, creativity, and wisdom: Some possible models of their interrelationships.  In R. J. Sternberg, J. C. Kaufman, & S. Karami (Eds.), Intelligence, creativity, and wisdom: Are they really distinct? Palgrave-Macmillan.

Sternberg, R. J. (in press).  Intelligences and leadership.  In A. Goethals & S. Allison, Sage encyclopedia of leadership.  Sage.

Sternberg, R. J. (in press).  Novelty and usefulness are not enough: What matters more is creative quality.  In R. Reiter-Palmon, Z. Ivcevic, M. Grohman, & M. Tang (Eds.), Crises, creativity, and innovation. Palgrave.

Sternberg, R. J. (in press).  Positive creativity as the intersection between creativity, intelligence, and wisdom. In H. Kapoor & J. C. Kaufman (Eds.), Creativity and morality.  Academic Press.

Sternberg, R. J. (in press).  Prologue: The many worlds of college admissions.  In K. Geisinger (Ed.), College admissions and college admissions testing. Routledge.

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).  The role of credulity in failed problem solving.  In A. N. Wendt, D. Holt, & L. Stockhausen (Eds.), Complexity and problem-solving. Festschrift in honour of Joachim Funke’s 70th birthday.  Heidelberg, Germany: University of Heidelberg Press.

Sternberg, R. J. (in press).  The topic that is not to be discussed: The meaning and deployment of giftedness in the dominion of Lord Voldemort.  Roeper Review.

Sternberg, R. J. (in press).  Time bomb: How the Western conception of intelligence Is taking down humanity. In R. J. Sternberg & D. D. Preiss (Eds.), Intelligence in context: The cultural and historical foundations of human intelligence. Cham, Switzerland: Palgrave-Macmillan.

Sternberg, R. J. (in press).  Toxic giftedness.  Roeper Review.

Sternberg, R. J. (in press).  Unwrapping gifts: Understanding the inner workings of giftedness through a panoply of paradigms in the field of psychology.  Roeper Review.

Sternberg, R. J. (in press).  What is wrong with the world anyway?  In R. M. Lerner & M. D. Matthews (Eds.), Multidisciplinary handbook of character virtue development.  Taylor & Francis.

Sternberg, R. J. (in press). WICS: The super (necessary) constraints of creativity, intelligence, and wisdom synthesized. In C. Tromp, R. J. Sternberg, & D. Ambrose (Eds.), The paradox of constraints on creativity: An interdisciplinary exploration. Brill Publishers.

Sternberg, R. J., Ehsan, H., & Ghahremani, M. (in press).  Levels of teaching science to gifted children.  Roeper Review.

Sternberg, R. J., & Fischer, C. (in press).  Diverging roads: Democracy, anocracy, autocracy, dictatorship?  Possibility Studies and Society. 

Sternberg, R. J., Glaveanu, V., & Kaufman, J. C. (in press).  In quest of creativity Three paths toward an elusive grail.  Creativity Research Journal.

Sternberg, R. J., & Karami, S. (in press).  Technology: Does it help or harm intelligence—or both? In S. Mukherjee, V. Dutt, & N. Srinivasan (Eds.), Applied cognitive science and technology: Implications of interactions between human cognition and technology. Singapore: Springer Nature.

Sternberg, R. J., & Preiss, D. D. (in press).  Conclusion: Intelligence does not inhere within the individual but rather in person x task x situation interactions.  In R. J. Sternberg & D. D. Preiss (Eds.), Intelligence in context: The cultural and historical foundations of human intelligence. Cham, Switzerland: Palgrave-Macmillan.

Sternberg, R. J., & Preiss, D. D.  (Eds.) (in press). Intelligence in context: The cultural and historical foundations of human intelligence. Cham, Switzerland: Palgrave-Macmillan.

Sternberg, R. J., Tromp, C., & Karami, S. (in press). Intelligence, creativity, and wisdom are situated in the interaction among person x task x situation.  In R. J. Sternberg, J. C. Kaufman, & S. Karami (Eds.), Intelligence, creativity, and wisdom: Are they really distinct? Cham, Switzerland: Palgrave-Macmillan.

 

 

 

 

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.

 

 

President, American Psychological Association

President, Division 1 of APA

President, Division 15 of APA

President, Division 20 of APA

President, Division 25 of APA

President, The Eastern Psychological Association

President, The Federation of Association in Behavioral and Brain Sciences (FABBS)

President, The International Association for Cognitive Education and Psychology

Treasurer, The Association of American Colleges and Universities

Chair , The Against Hate Action Group at the First Congregational Church of Ithaca

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

Ph.D., Psychology, Stanford University

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