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Speculations on the Role of Successful Intelligence in Solving Contemporary World Problems

Department of Human Development, College of Human Ecology, Cornell University, B44 MVR, Ithaca, NY 14853, USA
This article is based in part on my William James Fellow Award address to the Association for Psychological Science, May 2017, Boston, MA, USA.
Received: 7 December 2017 / Revised: 19 January 2018 / Accepted: 19 January 2018 / Published: 23 January 2018
In this article, I argue that conventional views of intelligence and its measurement have contributed toward at least some of the societal problems of today. I suggest that to escape from a degenerative process, society needs to consider the importance not only of intelligence, as conventionally defined but also of successful intelligence, involving in addition to conventional analytical intelligence, common sense, creativity, and wisdom. View Full-Text
Keywords: intelligence; creativity; wisdom intelligence; creativity; wisdom
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Sternberg, R.J. Speculations on the Role of Successful Intelligence in Solving Contemporary World Problems . J. Intell. 2018, 6, 4.

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