Wywiad Magazynu Skeptic z Robertem Sternbergiem na temat książki The Bell Curve
Rocznik: 1997 Tom: 3 Numer: 1
Skeptic went to Professor Sternberg to get his view of the controversial book The Bell Curve. Having first discovered, then grasped, and for years fondled its trunk, Sternberg feels that the standard psychometric interpretation (on which so much of The Bell Curve) is based) has mistaken the elephant of intelligence for nothing more than a big and powerful snake. Sternberg's early work built on the standard psychometric conception of intelligence as a single, general trait. His Componential Theory broke g down into its underlying information processing components. But Sternberg found that even his Componential Theory and the tests he developed to measure the component processes still missed a lot. Sternberg has moved beyond the Componential Theory to what is know as the Triarchic Theory of Intelligence. Like Charles Murray, Robert Sternberg thinks that the study of intelligence is important to the health and survival of our society, but their diagnoses and prescriptions differ very much.