Intelligence

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Intelligence
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July 5, 2014

Intelligence

There are many definitions of intelligence as well as many are experts who study it. Intelligence is the ability to learn about, learn from, understand, and interact with one’s own environment. There are many abilities that a person should have that support intelligence. A person should have the ability to adapt to a new environment or adapt to changes in their current environment. They should be able to retain knowledge. They should have the ability to reason with others and maintain relationships. They should also be capable to produce their own thoughts. There are many other abilities that could be listed, but they would all be abilities allowing a person to learn about, learn from, understand, and interact with one's own environment. Environment includes a person’s immediate surroundings such as one's family, the workplace, or a classroom. Intelligence is one of the most talked about subjects within psychology. There is no one definition of what exactly intelligence is. Some researchers have suggested that intelligence is a single ability, while others believe that intelligence is a range of skills and abilities.

Howard Gardner's Theory Let's look at Howard Gardner's theory of multiple intelligences. Gardner did not focus on analyzing test scores, instead he proposed that numerical expressions of human intelligence was not a full and accurate depiction of people's abilities. Gardner's theory describes eight intelligences that are based on skills and abilities. The eight are: Visual-spatial Intelligence, Verbal-linguistic Intelligence, Bodily-kinesthetic Intelligence, Logical-mathematical Intelligence, Interpersonal Intelligence, Musical Intelligence, Intra personal Intelligence, and Naturalistic Intelligence.

Visual-Spatial Intelligence (“Picture Smart”)…...

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