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Multiple Intelligences

IQ testing was introduced to the United States in 1916 when Lewis Terman published his revision of the Stanford-Binet intelligence scale. This widely accepted assessment of information processing, problem-solving, and working memory was used for many years until competitors such as the Wechsler Scales were developed. Later, Howard Gardner suggested that instead of a single construct of intelligence, people actually possessed multiple constructs of intelligence.

According to Gardner, there are eight ways of determining a person’s dominant intelligence and a person can show great abilities in eight ways: verbal-linguistic, logical-mathematical, visual-spatial, musical-rhythmic, bodily-kinesthetic, interpersonal, intrapersonal, and naturalistic.

Click on the assessment link in the Resources to determine your dominant intelligence. Do you agree with the results? If so, how can you use your intelligence most effectively in your life? Share your results with your classmates.

Please include the following in your response:

  • Refer to and integrate ideas regarding human intelligence, Gardner’s Intelligence Testing presented in your text, and any supplemental readings.
  • Cite outside resources if necessary to make your point.

Response Guidelines

Please respond to at least two other learners in a manner that advances the discussion in a meaningful way. Your response is expected to be substantive and reference the assigned readings as well as other theoretical, empirical, or professional literature to support your views and writings. Reference your sources using APA style and format.

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