Seven Kinds of Smart: Identifying and Developing Your Multiple Intelligences

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Based on psychologist Howard Gardner's pioneering theory of "multiple intelligences," the original edition of 7 Kinds of Smart identified seven distinct ways of being smart, including "word smart," "music smart," "logic smart," and "people smart." Now, with the addition of two new kinds of smart--"naturalist" and "existential"--7 Kinds of Smart offers even more interesting information about how the human psyche functions. Complete with checklists for determining one's strongest and weakest intelligences, ...
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Overview

Based on psychologist Howard Gardner's pioneering theory of "multiple intelligences," the original edition of 7 Kinds of Smart identified seven distinct ways of being smart, including "word smart," "music smart," "logic smart," and "people smart." Now, with the addition of two new kinds of smart--"naturalist" and "existential"--7 Kinds of Smart offers even more interesting information about how the human psyche functions. Complete with checklists for determining one's strongest and weakest intelligences, exercises, practical tips for developing each type of smart, a revised bibliography for further reading, and a guide to related Internet sites, this book continues to be an essential resource, offering cutting-edge research for general consumption.

This book will rearrange your thinking about what it means to be smart. Based on Harvard psychologist Howard Gardner's pioneering theory of multiple intelligences, it reveals that there are at least seven distinct ways of being smart--and offers dozens of exercises designed to help identify your capabilities and apply them in your everyday life.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780452281370
  • Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 10/28/1999
  • Edition description: REVISED
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 529,212
  • Product dimensions: 5.31 (w) x 7.94 (h) x 0.67 (d)

Meet the Author

Thomas Armstrong, Ph.D., is a psychologist, learning specialist, and consultant to educational groups around the world. He has written for Family Circle, Ladies' Home Journal, and Parenting magazine, and is the author of nine books, including Awakening Your Child's Natural Genius and The Myth of the A.D.D. Child.
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Preface
1. Many Kinds of Minds: The Theory of Multiple Intelligences
2. Word Smart: Expressing Your Verbal Intelligence
3. Picture Smart: Thinking with Your Mind's Eye
4. Music Smart: Making the Most of Your Melodic Mind
5. Body Smart: Using Your Kinesthetic Intelligence
6. Logic Smart: Calculating Your Mathematical and Scientific Abilities
7. People Smart: Connecting with Your Social Sense
8. Self Smart: Developing Your Intrapersonal Intellect
9. Awakening Your Late-Blooming Intelligences
10. Strengthening Your Weakest Link: Multiple Intelligences and Learning Difficulties
11. Working Smarter: Matching Intelligences to Career Goals
12. When Intelligences Collide: Harmonizing Thinking Styles in Relationships
13. Mind-Styles of the Future: Intelligences of the Twenty-first Century
14. New Intelligences: The Naturalist and the Existential
15. Will There Be More Intelligences?
Resources for Developing the Intelligences
Index
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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 8, 2000

    & kinds of smart not just one

    Good book to get an overview of multiple intelligence based theories and application to teaching and learning. Also includes nice sections on using inn 21st cetury, info on learning difficulties, use of computers with mult int and more real solid inform

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