PSY101: Introduction To Psychology

Week 6 Discussion

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This chapter discussed multiple types of intelligence and intelligence tests. Gardner identified 9 different types of intelligences. Choose ONE type of intelligence and describe how you would test it.  For example, if I were to test movement intelligence I may show a group of dancers a dance routine and score them according to how well they performed.

When replying to your peers provide suggestions that you think would improve the test or other methods to test the same form of intelligence that he/she chose.

You are required to make at least two comments on the responses posted by you classmates with a minimum of 50 words. Make sure you design your response with your own words. Your responses to your classmates must be of substance; not just “I agree” or “Good Post.” The purpose of the responses is to convert the discussion forum into a quality academic environment through which you improve your knowledge and understanding. Read and review all assigned course materials and chapters before you start working on your assignments.




Student 1

Musical Intelligence.

Musical intelligence is the capability to discern timbre, rhythm, pitch, and tone. A musical intelligence test can be carried out on an individual to determine if they discern the composition of music.

Musical intelligence enables an individual to create, reflect, reproduce, and acknowledge music as illustrated by musicians, composers, vocalists, sensitive listeners, and conductors. To test music intelligence, I will first ask an individual a particular question concerning their behaviors, emotions, beliefs, and preferences about music. I will also ask them about their music exposure, experience with music, and musical involvement. Secondly, I will take them on how to play a song on a piano or a flute and score them according to how well they performed. I will observe how much he is drawn to the sound as he plays a musical instrument, how easily the individual can memorize various patterns of tunes in the songs they play, how good is his rhythm, and if he enjoys music to carry out the musical test through his performance (Montello, 2013). An intelligent musical individual should be able to hear and repeat pitch and rhythm patterns. Musical intelligent people can play various compositions without reading the score and have a strong memory.

Conclusively, individuals with musical intelligence can quickly learn to play instruments and master the art of music.


Student 2

Today i choose to talk about one of the multiple types of intelligence that Gardner identified which is ‘Interpersonal intelligence’.


To start, Interpersonal intelligence is the ability to effectively understand and interact with others. This intelligence involves the ability to distinguish the moods, temperaments, dispositions, motivations and desires of others and to respond appropriately. This is ‘people-man’ intelligence. This is evident in successful teachers, social workers, actors or politicians and works primarily through relationships between people and communication. It involves skills such as effective communication, working with others towards a common goal and recognizing the distinction between individuals. If someone has high interpersonal intelligence, he or she is probably popular and has many friends. As a child, it is likely that interpersonal people were often the leader of a group and were able to competently organize and influence their peer group. Their talent for interpreting and understanding others’ feelings makes them a great mediator and potential listener for many of their friends. They learn best when they are involved in team activities and collaborative projects.

for me, to test interpersonal intelligence, I can show someone how to treat children and let them spend a day in kindergarten and see how well they will handle the mood of children and solve problems, because this profession requires that people who can look at situations differently and follow an adaptable approach.

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