a portion of the triarchic theory of intellect in accordance with which elements in the surrounding climate impact both a person's intellect and what indicates a smart reaction to a chosen scenario. The subtheory claims that individuals are smart in context to the degree that they adequately adjust to, form, and choose climates.

CONTEXTUAL SUBTHEORY: "In accordance with the contextual subtheory, Mike's inability to adapt to his new surroundings would mean his intelligence was more limited or lower overall."
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