Public Lecture (April 21st)
April 21, 2009
11:00am, Pugh Auditorium, Benson University Center
Robert J. Sternberg
Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences, Professor of Psychology, and Adjunct Professor of Education
Robert J. Sternberg is Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences, Professor of Psychology, and Adjunct Professor of Education at Tufts University, as well as Honorary Professor of Psychology at the University of Heidelberg. He was previously IBM Professor of Psychology and Education in the Department of Psychology, Professor of Management in the School of Management, and Director of the Center for the Psychology of Abilities, Competencies, and Expertise at Yale. His Ph.D. is from Stanford and he holds 11 honorary doctorates. Dr. Sternberg was the 2003 President of the American Psychological Association, is President-Elect of the International Association for Cognitive Education and Psychology, and Chair of the Publications Committee of the American Educational Research Association. He is the author of approximately 1200 journal articles, book chapters, and books, and has received over $20 million in government and other grants and contracts for his research, conducted in five different continents. The central focus of his research is intelligence, creativity, wisdom, and leadership, and he also has studied love and close relationships as well as hate. Dr. Sternberg has been listed in the APA Monitor on Psychology as one of the top 100 psychologists of the 20th century, and is listed by the Institute for Scientific Information (ISI) as one of its most highly cited authors in psychology and psychiatry.