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Forms of Intelligence 1) Basic approach: verbal and math 2) Sternberg's Triarchic theory of intelligence Sternberg performed poorly on IQ tests as a child and suffered from severe test anxiety. Yet he was able to become a successful cognitive psychologist and a leader in the field of intelligence. This was a major influence in his belief that intelligence was much more than those abilities measured by traditional intelligence tests. He and colleagues wanted to know what the "lay person" though intelligence was so they interviewed many people. Most people indicated that intelligent people have good verbal skills, problem-solving skills, and social judgment.
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Unformatted text preview: Thus, he developed the Triarchic theory which is comprised of the following: a) componential intelligence- reflects our information-processing abilities. This is similar to traditional intelligence tests. b) experiential intelligenc e - ability to combine different experiences in insightful ways to solve novel problems. Reflects creativity. c) contextual intelligence- ability to function in practical, everyday social situations. Reflects "street smarts". Sternberg recognized that situations may call for one type or a combination of all three, and that each can be improved through training. D. IQ Controversies...
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