Sternberg, Robert J.
Robert Sternberg is a prominent psychological theorist, psychometrician, and active researcher. He is most known for his Triarchic Theory of Intelligence and his work on creativity and love.
Basic Biographical Information
Robert Sternberg was born in Newark, New Jersey. His interest in psychology began at an early age based on his personal experiences. In elementary school, he suffered from severe test anxiety, performing poorly on IQ tests. Wanting to understand his shortcomings, he began to study intelligence testing. In the seventh grade, he found the Stanford–Binet scales in his local library, which he began administering to his classmates. The same year, he created his own intelligence test for his school science project, referred to as the Sternberg Test of Mental Abilities (Spear 2001).
Despite various educational difficulties and discouragement from professors, Sternberg continued to study psychology. He earned an undergraduate degree from Yale University in 1972 under the...
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