Handbook of Intelligence

pp 229-241


Multiple Intelligences in the New Age of Thinking

  • Robert J. SternbergAffiliated withDepartment of Human Development, B44 MVR, Cornell University Email author 

* Final gross prices may vary according to local VAT.

Get Access


A number of different theories have been proposed that delineate varieties of a concept of multiple intelligences. The core idea in such theories is that intelligence is not, strictly speaking, unitary but rather multiple. Two of the key theories are those of Howard Gardner and of Robert Sternberg.


Intelligence Successful intelligence Multiple intelligences Analytical intelligence Creative intelligence Practical intelligence Linguistic intelligence Logical/mathematical intelligence Spatial intelligence Naturalist intelligence Bodily/kinesthetic intelligence Interpersonal intelligence Interpersonal intelligence Musical intelligence