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Handbook of Creativity

Handbook of Creativity

Robert J. Sternberg

04 Oct 2010

Explorations in Giftedness

Explorations in Giftedness

11 Dec 2010

The Cambridge Handbook of Creativity

The Cambridge Handbook of Creativity

James C. Kaufman

30 Jun 2019

The New Psychology of Love

The New Psychology of Love

22 Mar 2019

Love is a Story

Love is a Story

24 Jun 1999

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Teaching for Successful Intelligence

Teaching for Successful Intelligence

05 Sep 2007

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The Nature of Human Intelligence

The Nature of Human Intelligence

31 Jan 2018

Why Smart People Can Be So Stupid

Why Smart People Can Be So Stupid

03 Oct 2003

The Psychology of Wisdom

The Psychology of Wisdom

09 Jun 2022

Scientists Making a Difference

Scientists Making a Difference

14 May 2019

Teaching for Wisdom, Intelligence, Creativity, and Success

Teaching for Wisdom, Intelligence, Creativity, and Success

23 Mar 2009

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The Psychologist's Companion

The Psychologist's Companion

31 Oct 2016

The Psychology of Gender

Alice H. Eagly

20 Oct 2005

Adaptive Intelligence

28 Feb 2021

Wisdom, Intelligence, and Creativity Synthesized

01 Nov 2007

Career Paths in Psychology

19 Sep 2016

The Nature of Human Creativity

19 Feb 2019

The International Handbook of Creativity

29 Oct 2010

Perspectives on Thinking, Learning, and Cognitive Styles

01 Apr 2001

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Critical Thinking in Psychology

29 Feb 2020

Practical Intelligence in Everyday Life

01 Apr 2000

30 Apr 2021

Creativity and Development

R. Keith Sawyer

02 Oct 2003

Defying the Crowd

15 Jan 2002

Cupid's Arrow

30 Oct 2009

The Cambridge Handbook of Intelligence

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Ethical Challenges in the Behavioral and Brain Sciences

31 Jan 2015

The Psychology of Problem Solving

Janet E. Davidson

20 Oct 2010

Karin Sternberg

17 Oct 2017

10 Apr 2003

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Robert J. Sternberg is an American psychologist and psychometrician. He is a Professor of Human Development in the College of Human Ecology at Cornell University and Honorary Professor of Psychology at Heidelberg University, Germany. Robert J. Sternberg has held numerous other positions; including Dean of Arts and Sciences and Professor of Psychology and Education at Tufts University, IBM Professor of Psychology and Education, Professor of Management, and Director of the Center for the Psychology of Abilities, Competencies, and Expertise at Yale.  Robert J. Sternberg is a Past President of the American Psychological Association, the Federation of Associations in Behavioral and Brain Sciences, the Eastern Psychological Association, and the International Association for Cognitive Education and Psychology.  Robert J. Sternberg’s BA is from Yale University summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, his PhD is from Stanford University, and he holds 13 honorary doctorates from 11 countries. Robert J. Sternberg has won more than two dozen awards for his work.  He is the author of over 1600 publications and, as a principal investigator, has received over $20 million in grant funding. He was cited in an APA Monitor on Psychology report as one of the top 100 psychologists of the 20th century (#60) and in a report in Archives of Scientific Psychology by Diener and colleagues as one of the top 200 psychologists of the modern era (#61).  I was excited to be able to talk books with such a well respected and prolific psychologist.  Please enjoy my interview with Robert J. Sternberg.

When someone asks you ‘what do you do for a living?’ – How do you respond?

I am a professor at Cornell University.

What are you reading at the moment?

The League of Frightened Men by Rex Stout . I am rereading it.  I really like Nero Wolfe—very smart and lives exactly the life he wants to live, making time for his orchids.

When you think about your childhood, what book comes to mind?

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain .  I wrote a book review of it for My Weekly Reader, and that is probably still my most widely distributed publication!

What did you want to be when you were growing up?

Psychology professor.

When did you fall in love with psychology?

When, as a child, I did poorly on IQ tests and I wanted to understand why.

What do you think your school-aged self would think of the present day you?

Professionally, I’ve done more or less what I wanted to do, although with less impact than I had hoped for. Personally, I have a lovely wife and five wonderful kids. Can’t ask for more than that.

If you could wrap up a single book and gift it to yourself as you left education – which book would it be and why?

The Trial by Franz Kafka .  It best characterises the way life is.  Things happen that make no sense, that create chaos, and then many people act as though everything is fine—as with the election of Trump.

Does your reading have routine? Is there a particular time or place that you like to read?

I usually only have time to read before I go to bed.

Which book has had the biggest impact on your career so far? How did it impact it?

Measuring Intelligence by Lewis Terman and Maud Merrill .  That’s how I got started in my career. I was 13 years old when I read it.

What advice would you give to a young aspiring psychologist looking to begin their career?

Do what you love.  Think big.  Don’t be afraid of all the jerks who will try to bring you down.

If you had to pick three books that would provide the best introduction to psychology, what would they be and why?

Cognition and Reality by Ulric Neisser .

Theories of Learning by Gordon Bower and Ernest Hilgard .

Theories of Personality by Calvin Hall and Gardner Lindsey .

These books show psychology the way it should be, as opposed to the way it is.

Do you have any books that you strongly associate with someone important in your life?

Essentials of Psychological Testing by Lee Cronbach .  Lee was on my dissertation committee.

What book have you recommended the most to friends and family?

The Trial by Franz Kafka . Best book I’ve ever read.

Do you prefer fiction or non-fiction?

Fiction.  The newspapers give me enough depressing non-fiction, and almost everything I read is depressing in an age when our country is gleefully tearing itself apart with the help of a would-be dictator.

Do you think reading is important?

Yes.  Trump shows what happens when someone does not read. They don’t know much; they don’t know what they don’t know, and they don’t care. They risk becoming anti-intellectual and thriving on their own lack of critical thinking.

What’s the best book you’ve read in the last 6 months?

The New Hate by Arthur Goldwag .

Do you prefer real books or digital books?

Real books. I have given up on digital books.

In the world of psychology, what current research studies are you most excited about?

Can’t say.  I’m a journal editor and don’t want to show preferences.

Name a book that you feel everyone would benefit from reading and explain why.

The Trial by Franz Kafka is my favourite book.  It shows how sometimes the world makes no sense and nevertheless, we must get through our life regardless.

What is the book that you feel has had the single biggest impact on your life? What impact did it have?

The Castle by Franz Kafka .  It shows how sometimes we have goals, and no matter how far we go toward attaining them, we just somehow can never reach them.

Are there any books you haven’t mentioned that you feel would make your reading list?

I love Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle — all of them.  He shows the way we all would like the world to be—a world where the clues are there if only you can make sense of them.

What books or subject matter do you plan on reading in the next year?

I am rereading the Nero Wolfe books, just to get away from the grind of the 21st century.

If you were to write an autobiography – what would it be called?

I don’t know.  If At First You Don’t Succeed, Try Again…and Again and Again and Again.

If you’d like to learn more about Robert J. Sternberg, you can find him on his website .

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