Encyclopedia of Personality and Individual Differences

2020 Edition
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Sternberg, Robert J.

  • Robert J. SternbergEmail author
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-24612-3_438

Robert J. Sternberg is Professor of Human Development at Cornell University and Honorary Professor of Psychology at the University of Heidelberg in Germany. He conducts research on a variety of topics, including human intelligence, creativity, wisdom, ethics, leadership, thinking styles, love, and hate.

Early Life and Educational Background

Sternberg was born in Newark New Jersey in 1949. His father sold buttons and threads, and his mother was a housewife. Neither was graduated from high school. He attended public schools in Maplewood, NJ. Sternberg’s B.A. is from Yale (summa cum laude, honors with exceptional distinction in psychology), and his Ph.D. in psychology is from Stanford. Sternberg also holds 13 honorary doctorates from universities in 12 different nations.

Sternberg’s interest in psychology, in general, and in individual differences, in particular, dates back to elementary school, when he did poorly on the group intelligence tests that were given on a regular basis in his...

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Selected Bibliography

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Cornell UniversityIthacaUSA

Section editors and affiliations

  • Alicia Limke
    • 1
  1. 1.University of Central OklahomaEdmondUSA