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Gardner Intelligence Paper

Nitrice C. Johnson

Psychology 300

Professor Katherine Bowen

July 19, 2011

Gardner Intelligence Paper

When one thinks of intelligence one think that it is used to describe how smart or how not smart a person is. Gardner’s intelligence’s theory describes the eight different intelligence’s found in many people. Gardner theory viewed intelligences as an ability or set of abilities that is used to solve problems or fashion produce products (Kowalski, & Westen, 2005). Gardner identified eight different intelligences and they are musical, bodily/kinesthetic, spatial, linguistic/verbal, logical/mathematical, naturalist, intrapersonal, and interpersonal (Kowalski, & Westen, 2005). The different intelligence’s look at how one thinks, interacts with others, musical abilities, whether or not there is control of the body and the ability to solve problems. Gardner’s theory was that most people had several of the eight intelligence’s that people were not one-dimensional but that there were multi dimensional. When looking at Gardner’s theory and asking the question of which of the intelligences can be attributed to my life. I have taken the intelligences test on many occasions and the one thing that changes constantly is in the personal intelligences I score equally intra and interpersonal. As an intrapersonal person I am able to understand others their feeling and actions, this has been very helpful to me in working with and counseling others. I have worked with women as a crises counselor meeting with women in the emergency room and helping them to get through the trauma of being raped. I have also worked with women who have found themselves with an unplanned pregnancy, listening to them and allowing them to make the best decision for how to deal with the problem. Intrapersonal intelligence has helped me to know when to talk as well as when to just listen when dealing with people in crises. Interpersonal intelligence is the...
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