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Howard Gardner

Howard Gardner (born 1943 in Scranton, Pennsylvania) is a cognitive and educational psychologist based at Harvard University best known for his theory of multiple intelligences. In 1981 he was awarded a MacArthur Prize Fellowship.

His most famous book is probably Frames of Mind which outlines eight dimensions of intelligence (Visual / Spatial Intelligence, Musical Intelligence, Verbal Intelligence, Logical/Mathematical Intelligence, Interpersonal Intelligence, Intrapersonal Intelligence, Bodily / Kinesthetic Intelligence, and Naturalist Intelligence). Traditional intelligence tests only consider verbal and logical/mathematical intelligence.


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