The Theory of Multiple Intelligence was first proposed by Howard Gardner in 1983, defined as entirely different domains of intellectual skill. Gardner proposed the Theory of Multiple Intelligence as a model of intelligence that differentiates intelligence into various and specific (primarily sensory) modalities, rather than seeing it as a single, general ability. For example, one might be evaluated in mathematical, musical, literacy, etc. I'd like to take this theory and dig into it a little further.The Social Comparison Theory was first coined by Leon Festinger in 1954 which states that there is a drive in individuals to gain accurate self-evaluations. As humans we evaluate our abilities and intelligence by comparing them to others in society which for us, may be our collegiate peers and colleagues. We strive for this comparison in effort to evaluate our success in a certain area or subject which in turn, builds our self identification and confidence. I would like to synthesize these two theories and create a new system of evaluating intelligence and ability. In doing so, one might be scored on a scale of 1-10 in each area of intelligence mentioned before, mathematical thinking, musical ability, athleticism, literacy etc. A professional athlete might score a 10 in athletic ability while scoring lower, 2-4 on a mathematical and literacy evaluation. As that may be true, a professional musician might score high on musical ability and lower on areas of physical and athletic ability. With a combined score of all categories, we could relate it to the Social Comparison and Multiple Intelligence theories, obtaining an accurate evaluation of our intelligence, ability, and where we fit in society on all-around success and accomplishment. For more information on the Multiple Intelligence Theory visit this website by PBS.
Multiple Intelligence Score
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