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experiential subtheory

a subtheory in the triarchic theory of intelligence specifying the kinds of experience to which the components of intelligence (specified in the componential subtheory) are applied. According to the experiential subtheory, people are creatively intelligent to the extent that they can cope with relative novelty and automatize routine aspects of tasks so as to devote more resources to novel stimuli in their environment.

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