• Information processing is the way an individual decides to go about performing a mental task or solve problems.
  • Sternberg’s work has emphasized the importance of real-world problem-solving and reasoning, and encompasses a broader variety of skills.
  • Sternberg propagated the following steps which he felt an individual uses while processing information.
    • Encoding
    • Inferring
    • Mapping
    • Application
    • Justification
    • Response
  • Sternberg invented Triarchic theory of intelligence taking into account the way human beings process information in executing a mental task.
  • Sternberg’s triarchic theory of intelligence describes three kinds of intelligence:
    • Componential – Componential intelligence involves the ability to learn, acquire new knowledge, and use it effectively.
    • Experimental – Experimental intelligence is illustrated by adjusting well to new tasks, using new information, and responding effectively in new situations.
    • Contextual – Contextual intelligent people enhance their strengths and overcome their weaknesses, and they work to achieve a good match between their skills and their settings.

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