The Theory Of Intelligence, And Multiple Intelligences Theory

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Ever since the inception of Psychology as a scientific field people have wondered of the origins ,& factors of Intelligence. Thinkers from as early as the Greek school of philosophy pondered what made one man smart ,and another dull. Early england thought that they could correlate the size of a man’s head with his intelligence. Though it was only when psychologists started testing people using exams aimed at cognitive processes did real scientific theories start to emerge. The question I began with when starting this project is, What theory of intelligence most accurately models it? My question came from going over some college board sources over intelligence ,& wondering about it’s various theories So with a significant amount of research I narrowed my possible answers to two theories of intelligence, “G” Factor intelligence , & Multiple Intelligences theory. After research I have decided to go with the theory of Multiple intelligences as it The importance of an accurate model of intelligence is that our school’s understanding of intelligence will affect the way it teaches everyone. An inaccurate understanding would be detrimental to education ,and ultimately society.

The dominant theory in the field of psychology ,& education is the ”G” factor theory. The theory was formed in 1904 by Charles Spearman. He worked in statistical analysis ,& believed that there was an underlying factor that varied in all human beings which was responsible for their ability to handle…

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