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Compare and contrast the psychometric approach, Gardner's theory of multiple intelligences, and Sternberg's triarchic theory. As you analyze the differences and similarities of these theories, decide which theory best describes human intelligence.

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1. About Intelligence theories & their definitions - 150 words
2. Comparison, plus similarities - 150 words
3. Opinion - 50 words

Intelligence Theories

According to Paik (1998), "There is a general consensus that there are different levels of intelligence, and that different individuals have different capacities of intelligence. In other words, "'individuals differ from one another in their ability to understand complex ideas, to adapt effectively to the environment, to learn from experience, to engage in various forms of reasoning, to overcome obstacles by taking thought' (Neisser et al., 1996, p. 77). But, how many and what kinds of different types of intelligences exist, and how to define intelligence, is still at debate." Thus, it stands to reason that there are a number of theories that have emerged to explain intelligence including the psychometric approach, Gardner's theory of multiple intelligences and Sternberg's triarchic theory. Quick summation of each are as follows:
1. Psychometric approach - A psychometric approach in the measure of intelligence uses validated and reliable ...

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