Book Definition: The term for Sternberg's theory of intelligence, so called because it combines three ("tri-") main forms of intelligence.

History


Much of Sternberg's early research focused on analogies and syllogistic reasoning. Sternberg has used the theory to explain exceptional intelligence (gifted and retardation) in children and also to critique existing intelligence tests. Sternberg (1983) outlines the implications of the theory for skill training. Later work examines topics such as learning styles (Sternberg, 1997) and creativity (Sternberg, 1999).

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Additional Resources


  1. http://tip.psychology.org/stern.html
  2. http://wilderdom.com/personality/L2-2SternbergTriarchicTheory.html
  3. http://www.instructionaldesign.org/theories/triarchic-theory.html