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Cornell Professor to Discuss Standardized Testing


Robert Sternberg
Robert Sternberg

Dr. Robert Sternberg, a preeminent psychologist and professor of human development at Cornell University, will present a lecture titled “Standardized Testing in the United States: Fish, Fowl, or Fraud?” on Monday, Oct. 26, at 7:30 p.m., in the Chapel.  The lecture is sponsored by the Robert S. Morris Class of 1976 Visiting Fellowship which provides support to bring a preminent scholar in the freld of science or math to Hamilton.

Sternberg is best known for his theory on intelligence and creativity. He is the author of more than 1,500 publications and is currently editor of Perspectives on Psychological Science. The APA Monitor cited him as one of the top 100 psychologists of the 20th century. Sternberg is currently working on collaborative research projects on graduate admissions, medical school admissions, ethics and implicit theories of abilities across different groups.

Sternberg received a bachelor of arts degree from Yale University, a Ph.D. from Stanford University, and 13 honorary doctorates from 12 different countries. He has taught and held administrative positions at Yale, Tufts, Oklahoma State, and the University of Wyoming. Sternberg was the president of the American Psychological Association, the Eastern Psychological Association, the Federation of Associations in Behavioral and Brain Sciences, and the International Association for Cognitive Education and Psychology.

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