The concept of intelligence and its role in lifelong learning and success.

  title={The concept of intelligence and its role in lifelong learning and success.},
  author={Robert J. Sternberg},
  journal={American Psychologist},
  • R. Sternberg
  • Published 1 October 1997
  • Psychology
  • American Psychologist
I I This article proposes a definition of intelligence as com- prising the mental abilities necessary for adaptation to, as well as selection and shaping of any environmental context. According to this definition, although the behav- ior that is labeled as intelligent may differ from 1 envi- ronmental context to another, the mental processes un- derlying this behavior do not. An individual's ability to apply these processes may differ from 1 context to an- other, however. The abilities are… 
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