Talk:Howard Gardner

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Assess (Education)[edit]

This is referenced or is referenced by impication on the Education page ... therefore mid importance (might be high?) Victuallers 13:35, 16 July 2007 (UTC)

this page needs more info on his current status & bio, considering his importance to psychology Wkilis 05:33, 22 March 2007 (UTC)



  • Visual/Spatial: notices details
  • Musical: creates, comprehends, and appreciates music
  • Verbal/Linguistic: able to use language effectively
  • Logical/Mathematical: able to reason logically
  • Interpersonal: notices subutle aspects of behavior
  • Intrapersonal: aware of own feelings, motives, and desires
  • Bodily/Kinesthetic: able to move body skillfully
  • Natualist: Recognizes patterens in nature
  • Existentialist: Spiritual

Compare this with the Theory of Multiple Intelligences article: need to make clear here that the theory isn't universally accepted. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Tgramma (talkcontribs) 06:17, 23 March 2012 (UTC)


I suggest Naturalist Intelligence be merged into this article, anyone object Aspensti 01:26, 9 November 2006 (UTC)

There is no corresponding discussion on Gardner's page concerning the other intelligences. Merging this into the page would create an imbalance of content. I suggest keeping it separate, but labelled as a stub, or creating a larger page with similar detail on all of his suggested intelligences. --Aaronp808 18:12, 30 November 2006 (UTC)

I agree that adding Naturalist Intelligence creates an imbalance. Especially now that it has been officially added to the "list" (see Intelligence Reframed). Detail concerning the suggested intelligences would add appopriate depth. I further suggest that his work within the realms of creativity, arts, and leadership be expounded. It could also be noted the tremendous influence of Lev Vygotsky, Jerome Bruner, and Nelson Goodman on his work. 21:16, 13 January 2007 (UTC)Matthew A. Foster

No, let it stay. I am sure this will grow as other scientists add their two cents. Dane Sorensen

No merge, it will be too confusing. futurebird 04:35, 13 February 2007 (UTC)

I've merged Naturalist Intelligence into Theory of multiple intelligences, where there was already a subcategory of that classification. I think that made the most sense, it certainly didn't belong here. --Jackson 15:38, 23 September 2007 (UTC)

Changing Minds recently released?[edit]

This book was published in 2004 that isn't recent. Kendirangu 10:34, 17 February 2007 (UTC)

(deleted personal attack, inaccurate comment) I agree, don't merge —Preceding unsigned comment added by Junewuaunty (talkcontribs) 07:44, 15 April 2010 (UTC)

8 or 9 intelligences?[edit]

In the multiple intelligences section of the page is the following quote:

In 1999 Gardner lists eight intelligences as linguistic, logic-mathematical, musical, spatial, bodily kinesthetic, naturalist, interpersonal and intrapersonal.
After Gardner's publication of Intelligence Reframed, he added an ninth intelligence: naturalistic.

The last word does not make sense as it's already in the list of eight (naturalist). This maybe should be existential:spiritualist, or should not be there, based on the "Theory of multiple intelligences" page, "other intelligences" section. This suggests that additions to the eight have been considered but not included. As these statements contradict each other, one must be incorrect, although I do not know which. Davini994 (talk) 20:03, 12 January 2010 (UTC)

Intelligence Citations Bibliography for Articles Related to IQ Testing[edit]

I have read several books by Gardner or his collaborators. You may find it helpful while reading or editing articles to look at a bibliography of Intelligence Citations, posted for the use of all Wikipedians who have occasion to edit articles on human intelligence and related issues. I happen to have circulating access to a huge academic research library at a university with an active research program in these issues (and to another library that is one of the ten largest public library systems in the United States) and have been researching these issues since 1989. You are welcome to use these citations for your own research. You can help other Wikipedians by suggesting new sources through comments on that page. It will be extremely helpful for articles on human intelligence to edit them according to the Wikipedia standards for reliable sources for medicine-related articles, as it is important to get these issues as well verified as possible. -- WeijiBaikeBianji (talk) 20:59, 30 June 2010 (UTC)

Howard Gardner Changes[edit]

This man has made a substantial impact in the field of psychology and education. Is there any chance that there could be more information about this man's history, other than those that cover is most famous achievements. I also would suggest putting up a picture of Gardner so that people can put a face to his name.

Bibliography - Articles for Consideration

I plan to further evaluate the 7-9(?) intelligences that have been identified by Gardner. I also plan to look at his approach to education, as he has been at Harvard University developing his theories for over two decades now. I believe I can find more about his history as well. Since he is still living I would also like to find his most recent accomplishments. --Rushdwb (talk) 22:33, 21 June 2011 (UTC) 6/31/2011 --Rushdwb (talk) 20:09, 4 July 2011 (UTC)

Revision of sentence[edit]

I think the wording of this sentence could be better:

Original Sentence -The author of over twenty books translated into over thirty languages, he is best known for his theory of multiple intelligences, as outlined in his book Frames of Mind: The Theory of Multiple Intelligences (1983).

My suggestion before editing is:

Gardner is the author of over twenty books having been translated into over thirty languages. He is best known for his theory of multiple intelligences, as outlined in his book Frames Of Mind: The Theory of Multiple Intelligences (1983). — Preceding unsigned comment added by Kattikat (talkcontribs) 15:56, 9 October 2014 (UTC)

Hindi text?[edit]

Can anyone explain how the text in an Indian script (Looks like Hindi to me, but I didn't fact-check this) got into the end of the Theory and Criticism section? Is it just translated, needs translation, or....? — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 08:50, 10 August 2016 (UTC)