Project #160132 - PSY101 Introduction to Psychology

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Subject General
Due By (Pacific Time) 12/14/2016 12:00 am

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”. Finally, review Instructor Guidance and Announcements.  In this discussion, you will consider theories of intelligence.  Be sure to use your own academic voice and apply in-text citations appropriately throughout your post.

'Everyone Is a Genius'
(http://lifehacker.com/5831343/everyone-is-a-genius)

  • Read “Cultural explorations of human intelligence around the world” (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 and apply in-text citations appropriately throughout your post.

Post your initial response of 250 words or more by Day 3 (Thursday).  Respond to at least two of your peers by Day 7 (Monday).  You are encouraged to post one or more of your required replies early each week (e.g., by Saturday) to stimulate more meaningful and interactive discourse in the discussion forum.  In addition, strive to provide a response to classmates who replied to your initial post and/or the Instructor (if applicable).  Peer responses may vary in length but should be carefully crafted and insightful.  Below are some suggestions to assist your thinking.

Guided Response:  Reply to at least one peer who chose a person (or fictional character) other than the one you selected and two or more peers overall.  The goal of the discussion forum is to foster continual dialogue, similar to what might occur in a verbal face-to-face exchange.  Consider the following in your responses:

  • Express your belief regarding the divergent theories and the individual your peer identified and give examples to support your view. 
    • Regarding successful intelligence, does he or she clearly exhibit the associated characteristics of the analytical, practical, and creative components?  Would this individual meet the definition of successful intelligence in a different context (i.e., are his/her skills culturally relative or would they be universally applicable)? 
    • Regarding multiple intelligences, does he or she clearly exhibit the main characteristics of the identified intelligence?  Would his or her occupation fit well? 

Continue to monitor this discussion board through 5 PM (Mountain Time) on Day 7 of the week. Peer responses may vary in length but should be detailed and thoughtprovoking.  You are expected to respond to any question posed to you by the instructor, and you are encouraged to reply to your classmates’ questions as well.  Your grade will reflect both the quality of your initial post and the depth of your responses to your classmates and your instructor.

Carefully review the Discussion Forum Grading Rubric for the criteria that will be used to evaluate this Discussion Thread.

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