College Admissions for the 21st Century

Author: Robert J. Sternberg
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 9780674058590
Release Date: 2011-02-01
Genre: Political Science

Sternberg's book convincingly indicts the SAT and ACT exams. A single test lasting a few hours, he writes, "ends up having a weight equal" to the product of "years of effort and dedication" in high school.

The Nature of Hate

Author: Robert J. Sternberg
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521896986
Release Date: 2008-04-28
Genre: Psychology

What is hate and why is there so much of it? How does it originate, and what can we do about it? This book opens with a discussion of how hate makes its presence felt in the real world, discussing various definitions and theories of hate. Next it describes a duplex - two-part - theory of hate. According to the first part of the theory, hate has three components: negation of intimacy, passion, and commitment. According to the second part of the theory, this structure of hate originates from stories people create about the target - that, say, a group comprises enemies of God, or monsters, or vermin, or power-crazy tyrants, or any of a number of other stories. The authors discuss hate in the context of interpersonal relationships, survey the role of propaganda in inciting hate and analyze the role of hate in instigating terrorism, massacres, and genocides.


Author: Anna T. Cianciolo
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470693193
Release Date: 2008-04-15
Genre: Psychology

Intelligence: A Brief History is a lively and accessible look at the origins of the field of intelligence. The book explores the nature and measurement of intelligence, examines approaches to teaching intelligence, and discusses individual and group differences in intelligence. Readers will receive an historical overview of the field as well as a good understanding of its major ideas.

Love Is a Story

Author: Robert J. Sternberg
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0198026595
Release Date: 1999-06-03
Genre: Psychology

In this groundbreaking work, Robert Sternberg opens the book of love and shows you how to discover your own story--and how to read your relationships in a whole new light. What draws us so strongly to some people and repels us from others? What makes some relationships work so smoothly and others burst into flames? Sternberg gives us new answers to these questions by showing that the kind of relationship we create depends on the kind of love stories we carry inside us. Drawing on extensive research and fascinating examples of real couples, Sternberg identifies 26 types of love story--including the fantasy story, the business story, the collector story, the horror story, and many others--each with its distinctive advantages and pitfalls, and many of which are clashingly incompatible. These are the largely unconscious preconceptions that guide our romantic choices, and it is only by becoming aware of the kind of story we have about love that we gain the freedom to create more fulfilling and lasting relationships. As long as we remain oblivious to the role our stories play, we are likely to repeat the same mistakes again and again. But the enlivening good news this book brings us is that though our stories drive us, we can revise them and learn to choose partners whose stories are more compatible with our own. Quizzes in each chapter help you to see which stories you identify with most strongly and which apply to your partner. Are you a traveler, a gardener, a teacher, or something else entirely? Love is a Story shows you how to find out.


Author: Robert J. Sternberg
Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780534618124
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Psychology

1. What is Psychology? 2. Research Methods in Psychology. 3. Biological Bases of Behavior. 4. Sensation and Perception. 5. Consciousness. 6. Learning. 7. Memory. 8. Language and Thought. 9. Intelligence. 10. Physical and Cognitive Development. 11. Psychosocial Development. 12. Motivation and Emotion. 13. Social Cognition. 14. Interpersonal Relations. 15. Personality. 16. Psychological Disorders. 17. Psychotherapy. 18. Stress, Health, and Well-Being. Statistics Appendix, Name Index and Subject Index.

Beyond IQ

Author: Robert J. Sternberg
Publisher: CUP Archive
ISBN: 0521278910
Release Date: 1985
Genre: Medical

Beyond I.Q.: A Triarchic Theory of Human Intelligence contends that the influence of certain psychological factors upon intelligence is strong enough to be considered highly significant in the evaluation of I.Q. The triarchic theory of human intelligence, accordingly, reaches "beyond I.Q".

Metaphors of Mind

Author: Robert J. Sternberg
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521386330
Release Date: 1990-07-27
Genre: Psychology

This text enables readers to understand human intelligence from a variety of standpoints, such as psychology, anthropology, computational science, sociology, and philosophy. Readers will gain a comprehensive understanding of the concept of intelligence and how ideas about it have evolved and are continuing to evolve. Much of the present confusion surrounding the concept of intelligence stems from our having looked at it from these different standpoints without considering how they relate to each other or how they might be combined into a unified view that goes beyond the boundaries of a particular discipline.

Thinking Styles

Author: Robert J. Sternberg
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 052165713X
Release Date: 1999-03-13
Genre: Psychology

A psychologist offers a theory about the variety of thinking and learning styles used by different people to explain why aptitude tests, grades, and classroom performance often fail to identify the true ability of students and employees. UP.

Educational Psychology

Author: Robert J. Sternberg
Publisher: Prentice Hall
ISBN: PSU:000066033295
Release Date: 2009-01-20
Genre: Education

Written to help readers understand and develop expertise in both teaching and learning, "Educational Psychology" focuses on the art and science necessary to become an expert teacher. Renowned scholars, Sternberg and Williams help readers capitalize on their strengths by integrating questions into the text that encourage analytical, creative, and practical thinking. This framework, based on Sternberg's triarchic theory of human intelligence, helps ensure that readers think deeply about what they are learning, rather than merely processing information at a superficial level. In addition, "Educational Psychology "also: Shows Readers How to Use Text Principles in the Classroom Expert Teacher Interviews illustrate the classroom application of chapter material. The Flexible Expert feature provides examples of solutions-analytical, creative, and practical-for daily challenges both students and teachers face in the classroom. Implications for Teaching illustrate the strategies expert teachers use in the classroom, using specific concepts of educational psychology. Encourages Reflective Thinking Thinking Questions-Thinking Analytically, Thinking Creatively, and Thinking Practically-appear throughout each chapter to encourage readers to think deeply about chapter concepts. Constructing Your Own Learning activities help readers understand constructivism by using the theory themselves to build upon what they have read in the text. Forum debates illustrate contested educational issues -such as homogenous versus heterogeneous grouping-and show that there are middle-ground positions between extreme views of the issues. Becoming an Expert: Questions and Problems, grouped by elementary, middle, and high school settings, invite readers to apply chapter concepts to the problems of classroom practice. Emphasizes Diversity, Helping Prepare Teachers for the Classrooms of Today and Tomorrow Guidelines for providing support for gifted students and students with disabilities are presented in Chapter 5: Individual Differences. The educational implications of socioeconomic, cultural, gender and linguistic diversity are discussed in detail in Chapter 6: Group Differences.

Cupid s Arrow

Author: Robert J. Sternberg
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521478936
Release Date: 1998
Genre: Family & Relationships

This book, first published in 1998, takes a psychological approach to human love.

The triangle of love

Author: Robert J. Sternberg
Publisher: Basic Books (AZ)
ISBN: STANFORD:36105038457516
Release Date: 1988
Genre: Family & Relationships

A noted psychologist researches the make-up of love, citing three main ingredients--intimacy, passion, and commitment--that determine the success of a relationship and offers guidelines for enhancing personal relationships