Do you agree with the claim that there is an overarching intelligence that influences multiple domains of skill, or do you agree with the claim that there are multiple intelligences? Explain. After watching the video Healthy Learning: Multiple Intelligences in this week’s presentations, discuss how an understanding of learning preferences could help psychologists and therapists communicate and work with his or her patients.
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I agree with the claim that there are multiple intelligences. Chapter nine elaborates that early psychologists considered intelligence to come from one single source in which they referred to as the g-factor (S. Feinstein). However, more profound studies along with the help of standardized intelligence testing techniques, have popularized the idea that intelligence can be divided into different categories; verbal-linguistic, logical-mathematical, visual-spatial, bodily-kinesthetic, musical, interpersonal, intrapersonal, naturalistic, and existential intelligence (S. Feinstein). All of these different intelligence components are then generated through either fluid or crystallized intelligence for problem-solving (Feldman, pg 268). To generalize and make an assumption that intelligence comes from only one source, or part of the brain would be misleading. As discussed in the book, an individual can show greater strength in one particular intelligence than the other and still constitute as an intelligent person. Personal experiences can also constitute in acquiring specific strengths over the other intelligences (Feldman, pg. 267). Ultimately, intelligence can be measured in many different forms because it is a very broad topic, thus far. Until further research can prove that a specific test can test intelligence with reliability, standardized IQ testing will remain the intelligence testing standard.
Multiple intelligence theory was proposed by Howard Gardner and it says that there eight distinct domains of intelligence: musical, body, kinesthetic, logical-mathematical, linguistic, spatial, intrapersonal, and naturalist. (Feldman, pg. 268). I do strongly agree that there are multiple intelligence and this intelligence makes us unique as an individual. I believe one person cannot be good at everything, that means each person have his/her own area of weakness and what they are best at doing. According to Sheryl Feinstein, every individual possesses multiple intelligence, and have capabilities in each one. A person may be good at learning languages, poems, reading and writing, and another person may have the intelligence of being able to understand things in the real world. I believe intelligence is all about how good you are at something and a person’s ability to apply cognitive function into reality. Understanding of learning of preference could help psychologist communicate and work with his/her patient better because once the patient has taken the IQ test, then the therapist know how to deal with the patient, know what to expect from the patient , and how to help the patient get out of the situation. With the use of standardize IQ test which remains the most reliable test, will help provide important learning and knowledge in several modes or styles.