Defying Convention: Understanding the Creative Mind

Featuring Robert J. Sternberg, Ph.D.

Creativity is valued today more than ever. Our rapidly changing, technology-driven economy requires a new generation of creative thinkers to innovate and solve increasingly complex problems. How then, can we nurture creativity in our children and students? Is creativity learned or innate? What attitudes do creative thinkers have that sets them apart? Join us as Professor Robert J. Sternberg, Ph.D. explores these questions and shares his latest research on the distinctive attitudes of creative people.
Dr. Sternberg is a thought leader in the fields of psychology and education whose major contributions include his triarchic theory of human intelligence and influential theories related to creativity, wisdom, thinking styles, love and hate. Currently professor of human development at Cornell University and honorary professor of psychology at Heidelberg University, Sternberg was previously president and a professor of psychology and education at the University of Wyoming. He has also been a professor of psychology and education at Yale, Tufts University and Oklahoma State University, where he also served as provost and senior vice president. He is a past president of the American Psychological Association and a prolific author with over 1000 books and articles to his credit. Sternberg is a member of the National Academy of Education and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. His doctorate is from Stanford University and he also holds 13 honorary doctorates.
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