Explain how both nature and nurture (including social and cultural factors) may have played a role in the development of an individuals intelligence.

To prepare for this discussion, please read Chapter 6 of your textbook.  In addition, read “Chapter 1:  In a nutshell” (pp. 3-24) and “Chapter 10:  Assessment in context:  The alternative to standardized testing” (pp. 167-192) in Multiple intelligences: New horizons as well as “Cultural explorations of human intelligence around the world (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.”. Finally, review Instructor Guidance and Announcements.  In this discussion, you will consider theories of intelligence.  Be sure to use your own academic voice (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. and apply in-text citations (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. appropriately throughout your post.

Read “Cultural explorations of human intelligence around the world (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.” (Sternberg (2002). 
Select a famous person (or fictional character) who you believe epitomizes successful intelligence as outlined in the textbook and assigned readings.  

Choose and describe specific characteristics or behaviors of this person that support your selection with regard to analytical, creative, and practical abilities.

Explain how both nature and nurture (including social and cultural factors) may have played a role in the development of this individual’s intelligence. 
Read “Chapter 1:  In a nutshell” (pp. 3-24) and “Chapter 10:  Assessment in context:  The alternative to standardized testing” (pp. 167-192).
Relate whether the theory of multiple intelligences might better characterize your selected individual.
Predict whether this person would do well on a standard intelligence test, based on what you have read.  Give examples of alternate means of measuring intelligence.
Remember to use your own academic voice (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. and apply in-text citations (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. appropriately throughout your post.

Post your initial response of 250 words or more

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