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Kinds of Intelligence
Spearman's Model
Sternberg's Model
Gardner's Multiple Intelligences

Intelligence is defined as the ability to excel at a variety of tasks, especially those related to academic success. Throughout history there have been many theorists who study intelligence. The three main models of intelligence reviewed in this website are Spearman's Model, Sternberg's Model, and Gardner's Multiple Intelligences. They are all different theories of intelligence and they suggest that there may be more than one kind of intelligence.

Sternberg and Gardner both suggest that people should be evaluated on the basis of factors other than scores on standard intelligence tests. Relying on these scores will cause us to overlook a person's other strenghts.

Click a link on the left hand side of the page to explore the different intelligence models.

Created by Nathan Arvay

Seton Hill University
Intro to Psychology