Sternberg's Triarchic Theory of Intelligence


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Sarah is very good at math and she won first place in a math competition at her school. She MOST likely has _____.

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1. Sergio handles real world situations easily; he MOST likely has high _____.

2. How a person learns to perform repeated tasks automatically is called _____ .

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The triarchic theory describes three distinct types of intelligence that a person can possess, and this quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of them. You'll be assessed on your understanding of the different types of intelligence and their components.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on your understanding of:

  • The way in which a person learns to perform repeated tasks automatically
  • Person who developed the triarchic theory
  • Types of intelligence
  • Components of intelligence

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related psychology lesson
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the three components of analytical intelligence
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer a question about a kind of intelligence characterized by an ability to handle real-world situations with skill

Additional Learning

To learn more about psychology, review the accompanying lesson titled Sternberg's Triarchic Theory of Intelligence. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Learn about the work of Robert Sternberg
  • Understand the triarchic theory of intelligence
  • Differentiate types of intelligence
  • Know several details about the components of intelligence