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Robert J. Sternberg
Introduction:     Robert Sternberg taught at Yale University from 1975 to 2005 and was Director of the PACE (Psychology of Abilities, Competencies and Expertise) Center there from 2000 to 2005. His work at the PACE Center was dedicated to the advancement of theory, research, practice and policy advancing the notion of intelligence as modifiable and capable of development throughout the life span. From 2005 to 2010 he was Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences at Tufts University, and from 2010 to the present he is Provost, Senior Vice President, and Professor of Psychology at Oklahoma State University. In 2003 he was president of the American Psychological Association. Sternberg's balance theory of wisdom defnes wisdom "as the application of tacit knowledge as mediated by values toward the achievement of a common good through a balance among (a) intrapersonal, (b) interpersonal, and (c) extrapersonal interests in order to achieve a balance among (a) adaptation to existing environments, (b) shaping of existing environments, and (c) selection of new environments."
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Profile updated 18 October 2010.