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Robert J. Sternberg was a well-known psychologist whose work mainly focused on human intelligence and creativity. He proposed the Triarchic theory of intelligence in 1985. It Is concerned with the way human beings process information to perform a mental task.
Contextual sub theory
Experiential sub theory
Componential sub theory
Componential Sub theory is formed of three types of mental components:
Ability to monitor, control, and evaluate to solve problems, make decisions and plans.
Ability to bring the plans and decisions into action.
Ability to acquire new information to carry out plans and ideas.
What are the 3 Types of Intelligence According to Sternberg?
Each sub theory comes with a different type of intellectual ability:
It is a person’s ability to assess information and solve problems.
It is the ability to do something in an innovative way to create new ideas.
It is the ability to solve problems and adapt to changing environments.
According to Sternberg’s model, development is a continuous process and is based on an individual’s skills. Sternberg’s theory has proved to be very helpful in studying human intelligence and how an individual processes information.