Robert J. Sternberg

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How do concrete objects that cue real-world knowledge affect students' performance on mathematics word problems? In Experiment 1, fourth-and sixth-grade students (N ¼ 229) solved word problems involving money. Students in the experimental condition were given bills and coins to help them solve the problems, and students in the control condition were not.(More)
OBJECTIVES We investigated the long-term impact of early childhood malaria prophylaxis on cognitive and educational outcomes. DESIGN This was a household-based cluster-controlled intervention trial. SETTING The study was conducted in 15 villages situated between 32 km to the east and 22 km to the west of the town of Farafenni, the Gambia, on the north(More)
In this article, the authors argue that the overwhelming portion of the literature on intelligence, race, and genetics is based on folk taxonomies rather than scientific analysis. They suggest that because theorists of intelligence disagree as to what it is, any consideration of its relationships to other constructs must be tentative at best. They further(More)
The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is the most widely used measure of managerial potential in MBA admissions. GMAT scores, although predictive of grades in business school, leave much of the variance in graduate school performance unexplained. The GMAT also produces disparities in test scores between groups, generating the potential for adverse(More)
Practical intelligence as measured by tacit-knowledge inventories generally has shown a weak relation to other intelligence constructs. However, the use of assessments capturing specialized, job-related knowledge may obscure the generality of practical intelligence and its relation to general intelligence. This article presents three studies in which three(More)
A study was done to test the efficacy of the triarchic theory of intelligence as a basis for predicting self-reported adaptive functioning in a rapidly changing society, that of Russia. Measures of analytical, creative, and practical intelligence were administered to 452 women and 293 men between the ages of 26 and 60 years. Participants also answered(More)
The authors outline a new identity for the professional psychologist termed Unified Professional Psychology (UPP). UPP combines recent movements toward a unified psychological science, an independent professional psychology, and Combined-Integrated (C-I) doctoral training programs in psychology. The value in the synthesis of these ideas is that they (a)(More)
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