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Mindful : December 2017
and practical intelligence in addition to the usual SAT fare—to students at 15 US colleges. It predicted college success, from grades to years to complete a degree, twice as accurately as SATs. And in two studies published in the July 2017 Journal of Intelligence, he showed that an assessment of scientific reasoning emphasizing hypothesis generation and testing was a better predictor of scholarly success than the GRE (used to evaluate potential graduate students). “Some people who had creativity and wisdom, and other traits the traditional tests do not mea- sure, and who could have developed those abil- ities even further in college or graduate school, never got a chance to do that” because they came up short in what the tests assess, Stern- berg says. The tests reward intellectual skills and abilities that, despite increasing dramati- cally in the last several decades, have proved no match for the world’s thorniest problems. “ We are making a serious and possibly irreversible mistake,” Sternberg says. “ We are creating an educational race that rewards people who score highly on skills that will help their own life chances, but which does little to choose win- ners who will create a positive, meaningful, and enduring difference to our future.” The skills of abstract reasoning, fluid intel- ligence, and others that IQ and related tests measure are the beginning, not the end, of what matters. “ We need to be developing,” Sternberg argues, “virtues such as good character, com- passion, active citizenship, and ethical leader- ship,” as well as “creativity, common sense, and wisdom—using knowledge and skills for a com- mon good, understanding others’ viewpoints, and balancing one’s own interests with other people’s.” Until we do, we will continue to run the wrong race and crown the wrong winners. ● We have an educational race that helps people improve “their own life chances, but which does little to choose winners who will create a positive, meaningful, and enduring difference.” December 2017 mindful 25 brain science