Gardner Intelligence Paper Page 1
Gardner Intelligence Paper
PSY/300 General Psychology
By: Jamie Berthelette
April 4, 2011
Instructor: Karin Detweiler
Gardner Intelligence Paper Page 2
In the recent years, intelligence has come to be recognized as multifaceted, functional,
and culturally defined. According to Kowalski and Westen (2009), “intelligence is the
application of cognitive skills and knowledge to learn, solve problems, and obtain ends
that are valued by an individual or culture” (Kowalski, 2009). As you read further into it,
she or he will learn the different ways to intelligence, especially Gardner’s theory of
multiple intelligences, as well as how those intelligences can change one’s life.
There has been three different concepts over the years that have tried to describe
intelligence. These types of concepts consist of the information-intake, the theory of
multiple intelligences, and the psychometric approach. This paper will center on the theory of
multiple intelligences, which consists of eight different intelligences that are used in solving
problems or the capability to solve culturally significant products (Kowalski, 2009).
The three intelligences that I decided to write about are going to be Interpersonal,
Intrapersonal, and Linguistic. The reason I chose these three intelligences is because I can relate
to them the most and they are the intelligences that helped me reach all my personal goals in life.
Starting with Interpersonal Intelligence, which is the abilities that people will use to interact
with people. Sometimes Interpersonal skills can also be known as being able to communicate
great with people. Interpersonal skills have to do with listening and also the way a person talks.
Interpersonal skills is also communicative and mental process used during any social
events and interactions to obtain specific results. Communication and being verbally skilled,
non-verbal communication, seeing...