Intelligence PaperGardner Intelligence Paper
University of Phoenix
April 23, 2012
Howard Gardner came up with a theory of multiple intelligences. The intelligences that he came up with include linguistic, musical, logical-mathematical, naturalist, spatial, bodily-kinesthetic, intrapersonal, and interpersonal. The multiple intelligences are psychometric approach, the information-processing approach, and the theory of multiple intelligences (Kowalski & Westen, 2009). The theory was created by Howard Gardner in 1983. The theory suggests that traditional ways of testing for intelligence may be bias to certain individuals. Gardner’s premise is that human intelligence is a far more complex structure that the verbal/math dichotomy, and concludes that there is more at work in the human brain than traditionally thought. His ideas follow in a logical sequence; that these areas are tools for learning, problem solving and creating, and often influenced by the culture in which one is immersed. There are 8 types of primary intelligences but someone will only be good at a few of them.I will discuss bodily kinesthetic, interpersonal, and linguistic, and the impact they each have in my personal success. I will provide detail and examples of each and how they each impact myself, and the success that I have had in my life.
In theory, people who have bodily-kinesthetic intelligence should learn better by involving muscular movement and are generally good at physical activities such as sports or dance. They may enjoy acting or performing, and in general they are good at building and making things. They often learn best by doing something physically, rather than by reading or hearing about it. This relates to me in my current career. I currently work for ATT Communications. My job requires a lot of hands on work. When I was hired I went through a 3 month training program that consists of classwork as well as hands on. During the classroom portion of the training...