Multiple Intelligences Theory Quiz

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Which of the following is NOT one of the separation criteria for an intelligence 'modality' according to the theory of multiple intelligences?

Physical strength and agility

According to the theory of multiple intelligences, how many sets of abilities did Howard Gardner propose in 'Frames of Mind: The Theory of Multiple Intelligences'?

Eight

Which of the following is a criticism of the theory of multiple intelligences by mainstream psychology?

It lacks empirical evidence

What is a key characteristic of an intelligence 'modality' according to the theory of multiple intelligences?

Existence of savants, prodigies and other exceptional people

What is the central proposal of the theory of multiple intelligences?

Human intelligence can be differentiated into specific intelligences

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Theory of Multiple Intelligences

  • The theory proposes multiple sets of abilities, rather than a single general intelligence factor.
  • In 'Frames of Mind: The Theory of Multiple Intelligences', Howard Gardner proposed 7-10 sets of abilities.

Separation Criteria for Intelligence 'Modality'

  • Not being able to be entirely encoded in a set of rules or a computer program is a separation criterion for an intelligence 'modality'.
  • Being utilized in a culturally valued way is a separation criterion for an intelligence 'modality'.

Characteristics of Intelligence 'Modality'

  • A key characteristic of an intelligence 'modality' is that it is an autonomous human cognitive ability.

Criticisms of the Theory

  • A criticism of the theory by mainstream psychology is that it lacks empirical evidence and is more of a philosophical argument.

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