Howard Gardner

Developmental psychologist

What is he most famous for?

He is most famous for the theory of multiple intelligence.

The theory suggests that the intelligence is not a single general ability, but that different types of intelligence can exist surrounding different abilities

How did his research effect psychology?

  • 1981, MacArthur Prize Fellowship
  • 1987, William James Award, American Psychological Association
  • 1990, University of Louisville Grawemeyer Award in Education
  • 2000, John S. Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship
  • 2011, Prince of Asturias Award in Social Sciences

How did the research help to understand how people think and behave?

How did the time period in which they live in effect them?