Successful Intelligence: How Practical and Creative


Successful Intelligence: How Practical and Creative Intelligence Determine Success in Life ➠ [Epub] ➚ Successful Intelligence: How Practical and Creative Intelligence Determine Success in Life By Robert J. Sternberg ➪ – Natus-physiotherapy.co.uk Filled with practical examples, this book reveals how anyone can develop successful intelligence How Practical ePUB ☆ Filled How Practical and Creative ePUB í with practical examples, this book reveals how anyone can develop successful intelligence.

  • Paperback
  • 304 pages
  • Successful Intelligence: How Practical and Creative Intelligence Determine Success in Life
  • Robert J. Sternberg
  • English
  • 03 September 2019
  • 0452279062

About the Author: Robert J. Sternberg

How Practical ePUB ☆ Robert How Practical and Creative ePUB í J Sternberg s spectacular research career in psychology had a rather inauspicious beginning In elementary school he performed poorly on IQ tests, and his teachers actions conveyed their low expectations for his future progress Everything changed when his fourth grade teacher, Mrs Alexa, saw that he had potential and challenged him to do better With her encouragement, he became a high achieving student, eventually graduating summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Yale University In a gesture of gratitude, Dr Sternberg dedicated his book, Successful Intelligence to Mrs AlexaDr Sternberg s personal experiences Successful Intelligence: Epub / with intelligence testing in elementary school lead him to create his own intelligence test for a th grade science project He happened to find the Stanford Binet scales in the local library, and with unintentional impertinence, began administering the test to his classmates his own test, the Sternberg Test of Mental Abilities STOMA appeared shortly thereafter In subsequent years he distinguished himself in many domains of psychology, having published influential theories relating to intelligence, creativity, wisdom, thinking styles, love and hateDr Sternberg s Triarchic Theory of Successful Intelligence contends that intelligent behavior arises from a Intelligence: How Practical eBook ☆ balance between analytical, creative and practical abilities, and that these abilities function collectively to allow individuals to achieve success within particular sociocultural contexts Analytical abilities enable the individual to evaluate, analyze, compare and contrast information Creative abilities generate invention, discovery, and other creative endeavors Practical abilities tie everything together by allowing individuals to apply what they have learned in the appropriate setting To be successful in life the individual must make the best use of his or her analytical, creative and practical strengths, while at the same time compensating for weaknesses in any of these areas This might involve working on improving weak areas to become better adapted to the needs of a particular environment, or choosing to work in an environment that values the individual s particular strengths For example, a person with highly developed analytical and practical abilities, but with less well developed creative abilities, might choose to work in a field that values technical expertise but does not require a great deal of imaginative thinking Conversely, if the chosen career does value creative abilities, the individual can use his or her analytical strengths to come up with strategies for improving this weakness Thus, a central feature of the triarchic theory of successful intelligence is adaptability both within the individual and within the individual s sociocultural context.



10 thoughts on “Successful Intelligence: How Practical and Creative Intelligence Determine Success in Life

  1. Rick Rick says:

    I teach Intellectual Assessment Theory to graduate students And, for years, I have liked what I have read about Sternberg s theory of Successful Intelligence But I have never been able to put my hands on a chapter that nicely describes the construct and its components So, I decided to go and read one of the original works he wrote describing Successful Intelligence Lo and behold Exactly what I wanted Successful Intelligence involves three components Analytical Intelligence school ability I teach Intellectual Assessment Theory to graduate students And, for years, I have liked what I have read about Sternberg s theory of Successful Intelligence But I have never been able to put my hands on a chapter that nicely describes the construct and its components So, I decided to go and read one of the original works he wrote describing Successful Intelligence Lo and behold Exactly what I wanted Successful Intelligence involves three components Analytical Intelligence school ability , Creative Intelligence thinking outside of the box , and Practical Intelligence street smarts application Sternberg makes the argument that truly successful people need to have all three components We reward analytical intelligence in schools, but that does not help a obtain jobs usuallypractical intelligence , b solve problems at our jobs usuallycreative intelligence , or c get promoted both creative and practical He argues that a good balance of all three intelligences is important in day to day life Further, he provides data to suggest that developing all three types of intelligence help students succeed better in college courses.I really like this theory And the data seem compelling So much so that, over the past three to five years, I have adjusted my evaluations in my courses to include assessments i.e., test items that incorporate all three components analytical, practical, and creative I am working under the assumption that this is better for student development i have not seen any decline, but really have no hard data to support an increase, either.The book is written for the general public, so there are not many jargonistic words used And, when Sternberg does use some jargon, he explains what he means very well The book itself isof an explanatory book if you are looking for self help on how to increase different abilities, there is scant little advice available Which was good for my purposes, but may not match other people s desires

  2. Ryan Ryan says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here My notes and quotes from the book Successful intelligence analytic creative practical intelligence Sternberg argues that successful intelligence is the metric we should be using instead of the narrowly defined analytic intelligence that most IQ tests capture Most of the book consists of Sternberg critiquing traditional conceptualizations of intelligence, followed by his explanations and defenses of creative and practical intelligence.In the final chapter ch 8 , Sternberg outlines My notes and quotes from the book Successful intelligence analytic creative practical intelligence Sternberg argues that successful intelligence is the metric we should be using instead of the narrowly defined analytic intelligence that most IQ tests capture Most of the book consists of Sternberg critiquing traditional conceptualizations of intelligence, followed by his explanations and defenses of creative and practical intelligence.In the final chapter ch 8 , Sternberg outlines the characteristics of successful intelligence 1 Successfully intelligent people motivate themselves 2 They learnt to control their impulses 3 They know when to persevere 4 They know how to make the most of their abilities 5 They translate thought into action 6 They have a product orientation they know how to produce, not just consume info 7 They complete tasks and follow through 8 They are initiators, they don t wait to be told what to do 9 They are not afraid to risk failure 10 They don t procrastinate 11 They accept fair blame 12 They reject self pity 13 They are independent 14 They seek to surmount personal difficulties 15 They focus and concentrate to achieve their goals 16 They spread themselves neither too thin nor too thick 17 They have the ability to delay gratification 18 They have the ability to see the forest and the trees They can distinguish the important from the inconsequential 19 They have reasonable levels of self confidence and a belief in their ability to accomplish their goals 20 Successfully intelligent people balance analytical, creative, and practical thinking

  3. Larisha Larisha says:

    He develops the theme of intelligence that is useful in life and spends time showing the weaknesses of standardized tests His concept is that there are different types of intelligence that when applied make one successful.

  4. Wouter Zwemmer Wouter Zwemmer says:

    Informatief populariserend academisch boek met vernieuwende theorie over intelligentie.Informeel kwartet van denkersSternberg, onderdeel van het informele kwartet van denkers over intelligentie, creativiteit en wijsheid Howard Gardner multiple intelligences , Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi flow , Daniel Goleman emotional intelligence en Robert Sternberg dus Waarom informeel Omdat het kwartet niet als entiteit echt bestaat, maar deze academici elkaar citeren en aan positive psychology doen waa Informatief populariserend academisch boek met vernieuwende theorie over intelligentie.Informeel kwartet van denkersSternberg, onderdeel van het informele kwartet van denkers over intelligentie, creativiteit en wijsheid Howard Gardner multiple intelligences , Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi flow , Daniel Goleman emotional intelligence en Robert Sternberg dus Waarom informeel Omdat het kwartet niet als entiteit echt bestaat, maar deze academici elkaar citeren en aan positive psychology doen waar Csikszentmihalyi samen met Seligman zo n beetje de grondlegger van is dat wil zeggen de psychologie van positieve ervaringen, eigenschappen en instituties, als tegenhanger tegen de psychologie van psychische problemen Sternberg dus, een interessante acadeem in intelligentie, liefde en wijsheid Vooral dat laatste onderzoek spreekt me aan, maar zijn literatuur daarover is niet zo toegankelijk Dat geldt wel voor zijn theorie over intelligentie, die hij uiteenzet in dit boek.Wat is intelligentie Hierop heeft voor mij Gardner het beste antwoord Wat Sternberg daaraan toevoegt is de toepassing van intelligentie om dingen in je leven of in dat van anderen voor elkaar te krijgen Sternberg onderscheidt daartoe drie intelligentie dimensies analytische, creatieve en praktische intelligentie Klassieke IQ tests meten enkel de analytische dimensie, en die zelfs onvolledig alleen dat deel dat het meest relevant is voor schoolprestaties Ook het nature nurture probleem valt niet te meten welke deel is aangeboren, welk deel aangeleerd En, hartstikke relevant in onze woelige tijden, verschil in IQ tussen ethnische bevolkingsgroepen is voornamelijk of geheel toe te schrijven aan omgevingsfactoren Sternberg besteedt nogal veel aandacht aan de IQ test om aan te tonen dat hij maar beperkt bruikbaar is Of iemand wel of niet succesvol is volgens de samenleving, wordt slechts in minder dan 10% van de gevallen bepaald door op IQ gebaseerde maatstaven Hij licht toe de definitie van intelligentie cultureel bepaald is Naast deze sociale context be nvloeden de mentale context intentie bij een activiteit of taak en fysieke context locatie, omstandigheden van de omgeving de uitkomst van een IQ test.Driedelige theorie van succesvolle intelligentieIn de theorie van Sternberg bestaat succesvolle intelligentie uit 1 analytische intelligentie begrijpen en reproduceren, bewust richting geven aan een denkproces om een doordachte oplossing te vinden voor een probleem 2 creatieve intelligentie iets nieuws of een nieuw idee kunnen produceren, het vermogen om verder te gaan dan het vaststaand gegeven teneinde nieuwe en interessante idee n voort te brengen , impliceert synthetisch denken verbanden zien die anderen niet zien 3 praktische intelligente gezond verstand, streetsmart, in staat om met strategie n te komen om alledaagse problemen op te lossen , impliciete kennis is essentieel actiegerichte kennis, wordt verkregen zonder directe hulp van anderen, stelt iemand in staat doelen te bereiken die hij belangrijk vindt hoe dingen doen, betrekking op een doel van waarde, weinig hulp van anderen bij het vergaren Mensen die eenzijdig analytisch zijn ontwikkeld, zijn vaak minder succesvol in het leven oa geluk Mensen die een iets minder hoog IQ hebben moeten dat compenseren met andere eigenschappen en worden op die manier vaak gelukkiger De mensen die het meest succesvol intelligent zijn, benutten hun sterke punten, compenseren hun zwakke punten, en halen het beste uit hun capaciteiten Als gevolg hiervan zijn deze mensen flexibel en passen zij zich gemakkelijk aan hun rol aan ze analyseren welke aanpassing nodig is, cre ren deze aanpassingen en passen die ook toe Succesvol intelligente mensen zijn actief op zoek naar voorbeeldfiguren Ze zetten situaties naar hun hand Zijn op zoek maar de impliciete kennis in een omgeving.EigenschappenSternberg sluit zijn boek af met de beschrijving van eigenschappen die succesvol intelligente mensen gemeen hebben motiveren zichzelf leren zich te beheersen weten wanneer zij moeten doorzetten succes pas na lange weg met frustraties en mislukkingen benutten hun capaciteiten zo goed mogelijk zetten gedachten om in daden zijn productgericht itt tot de procedure om er te komen gaan door tot het werk af is en komen beloften na nemen initiatief niet bang voor nemen risico s stellen niet uit accepteren het als ze terecht ergens de schuld van krijgen wijzen zelfmedelijden af zijn zelfstandig proberen persoonlijke problemen te overwinnen zijn doelgericht nemen niet te veel en niet te weinig hooi op hun vork hebben het vermogen om beloning uit te stellen kunnen bomen en het bos zien hebben een redelijk zelfvertrouwen en zelfverzekerdheid behouden evenwicht tussen analytisch, creatief en praktisch denken

  5. Melissa Yael Winston Melissa Yael Winston says:

    More information on how school performance and life performance are two completely different things Sternberg takes IQ and other standardized tests to task by pointing out that the kinds of intelligence tested are static, decontextualized versions of the real thing A person with the intelligence to become successful may not score particularly high on tests but has the analytical intelligence represented but poorly on IQ tests , creative intelligence and practical intelligence A truly intelli More information on how school performance and life performance are two completely different things Sternberg takes IQ and other standardized tests to task by pointing out that the kinds of intelligence tested are static, decontextualized versions of the real thing A person with the intelligence to become successful may not score particularly high on tests but has the analytical intelligence represented but poorly on IQ tests , creative intelligence and practical intelligence A truly intelligent person not only finds the right answers but poses the right questions to answer, the right questions being those most useful to him herself and others in society Sternberg describes each of the three types of intelligence and culminates the book with other aspects of successfully intelligent people, namely aspects of their character such as adaptability and willingness to take risks.Much of Sternberg s work sounds similar to other books I ve read, but that may be because other authors were using part of Sternberg s work.Worth a read, especially for anyone looking for vindication for being labeled stupid due to low test scores

  6. David Tobey David Tobey says:

    Continuing the debate over the relevance and predictive validity of intelligence tests, Sternberg may go too far in bashing IQ in favor of his proposed triarchic theory of intelligence analytical, creative, and practical At times the book appeared too defensive of Sternberg s theory, and evidence against IQ tests appear too convenient However, the book provides an excellent overview of Sternberg s theory I would recommend it to anyone interested in competency, skill, ability or, of course, i Continuing the debate over the relevance and predictive validity of intelligence tests, Sternberg may go too far in bashing IQ in favor of his proposed triarchic theory of intelligence analytical, creative, and practical At times the book appeared too defensive of Sternberg s theory, and evidence against IQ tests appear too convenient However, the book provides an excellent overview of Sternberg s theory I would recommend it to anyone interested in competency, skill, ability or, of course, intelligence

  7. Taylor Cline Taylor Cline says:

    A very interesting look at intelligence What makes people successful The book was very interesting at first and faltered toward the end but really made me think which is what I look for in a good book I ve started to analyze people I work within the last month on some of these criteria and find it interesting.I have a new class coming this spring that I m the TA for I m going to try to predict how successful each person will be in the class after meeting them by these guidelines and se A very interesting look at intelligence What makes people successful The book was very interesting at first and faltered toward the end but really made me think which is what I look for in a good book I ve started to analyze people I work within the last month on some of these criteria and find it interesting.I have a new class coming this spring that I m the TA for I m going to try to predict how successful each person will be in the class after meeting them by these guidelines and see who comes out the other side It s a lab class by the way

  8. Dan Dan says:

    A look at what intelligence is He claims intelligence has three parts analytical, creative, practical , and as a culture we overemphasize a small fraction of the analytical to our detriment In particular, he got low test scores and has turned out quite successful, and describes many similar cases.

  9. Stephen Stephen says:

    Interesting but incredibly repetitive If I were to read it again, I d probably skip the debunking of intelligence tests By chapter 3 I was losing interest in the repetitive writing, but the last few chapters are extremely interesting Worth a look.

  10. Kurt Kurt says:

    68 Successful Intelligence, by Ed Research into Analytical, Creative, and Practical Intelligence More interesting insights into how just being smart isn t enough in today s challenging, increasingly flat, technologically savvy world.

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