Practical intelligence has been one of the fastest growing areas of the field of intelligence over the past two decades. In a Handbook of Human Intelligence (Sternberg, 1982) published almost 20 years ago, the term practical intelligence did not even merit an entry in the index. In the more recent Handbook of Intelligence (Sternberg, 2000), the term practical intelligence has multiple entries in the index, and indeed, an entire chapter is devoted to the topic (Wagner, 2000). Because practical intelligence is a relatively new and evolving construct, this entry addresses issues concerning the nature of practical intelligence and its relations with other kinds of intelligence, in addition to the issue of how practical intelligence can best be measured.

The Nature of Practical Intelligence

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