The Theory of Successful Intelligence

  title={The Theory of Successful Intelligence},
  author={Robert J. Sternberg},
  journal={Review of General Psychology},
  pages={292 - 316}
  • R. Sternberg
  • Published 1999
  • Psychology
  • Review of General Psychology
This article presents a theory of successful intelligence. The opening addresses some general issues of problems with conventional thinking about intelligence. The rest of the article is divided into 4 main sections. The 1st argues that conventional and some other notions of intelligence are, at best, incomplete and, at worst, wrong. The 2nd section suggests an alternative notion of successful intelligence that expands on conventional notions of intelligence. The 3rd section discusses how we… Expand
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