Robert Sternberg. Cognitive Psychologist 1949 - Present. Education 1972 - Yale University, B.A. in psychology 1975 - Stanford University, PhD Career 1968 – 1969 - The Psychological Corporation, Research Assistant 1970 - 1970 - Educational Testing Service, Research Assistant
1949 - Present
- Metacomponents - used in problem solving and
decision making. They tell a person how to act.
- Performance components – the basic processes that let a person carry out actions dictated by metacomponents.
- Knowledge-acquisition components – used to obtain new information. They decide what information is relevant to sustain.
1. novelty - A novel situation is one that has a person confronting a new and inexperienced situation.
2. automation - this is a situation that a person has performed numerous times and can be done without much thought.
Sternberg (1997) believes that being adept at one component does not ensure adeptness in the other.