Theory of Multiple Intelligences


Definition: the Theory of Multiple Intelligences is a model of human intelligence by Howard Gardner that differentiates intelligence into a variety of 7 (1983) or 8 (1999) or 9 (2000) only weakly correlated cognitive abilities, rather than seeing it as dominated by a single general ability. They are:
1. Spatial Intelligence
2. Linguistic Intelligence
3. Logical-mathematical Intelligence
4. Bodily-kinesthetic Intelligence
5. Musical Intelligence
6. Interpersonal Intelligence
7. Intrapersonal Intelligence
8. Naturalistic Intelligence
9. Existential Intelligence


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