"If you're not adapting to the very rapidly changing environment, if you can't think creatively, you lose big in this society because there are very few jobs for you left."
"You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty."Robert Sternberg on Mahatma Gandhi
"An armed society is a polite society. Manners are good when one may have to back up his acts with his life."Robert Sternberg on Robert A. Heinlein
"It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society."Robert Sternberg on Jiddu Krishnamurti
"A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both."Robert Sternberg on Dwight D. Eisenhower
"There is more to life than increasing its speed."Robert Sternberg on Mahatma Gandhi
"ACT and SAT each have their own parts of the country. The GRE has its lock on graduate admissions. And so, one could blame the companies, but really, economically, they have no incentive to change things very much because they're getting the business."
"Well, first of all, we did lots of studies where we show practical intelligence doesn't correlate with G. We have probably two dozen studies that practical intelligence better predicts job success than IQ."
"So, for example, if a child is labeled as having a learning disability, it has very concrete consequences for the kinds of services and potentially accommodations that child will get."
"To the Kenyan families, school doesn't really matter because none of them are going on to college. Almost all of drop out of school and so, they're spending their time learning things that are important to them."
"In other words, if a teacher only teaches in one way, then they conclude that the kids who can't learn well that way don't have the ability, when, in fact, it may be that the way the teacher's teaching is not a particularly good match to the way those kids learn."