Week 5: Fact or Fiction?

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The summative assignment for this course is a Final Paper, which is due in Week 5.

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Week 3 DB #2

Select a famous person (or fictional character) who you believe epitomizes successful intelligence as outlined in the textbook and assigned readings.

I chose Albert Einstein, he never did well in school or testing but did very well in mathematics.

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

One specific characteristic of Einstein was his logical with mathematical intelligence because of how well he did in mathematics. I also believe he had musical knowledge because he liked to play the violin (History.com, 2016).

Relate whether the theory of multiple intelligences might better characterize your selected individual. 

This is proven in the chapter in a nutshell about people who are strong in mathematical skills may be lacking in other areas.  Einstein family influence how he learned (Gardner, 2006), His father, was an engineer and his mother encouraged him to develop his musical talents (History.com, 2016). I believe hereditary and environments such as economic status play a factor in intelligence.  Economics status would put you in different situations, for learning opportunities to be many or less. I say this because parents that work a lot and never home, their child may not have anyone to push them to do better in school, then, on the other hand, a child whom family economics status affords a parent to stay home, their learning opportunity is more significant.

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.

I believe Einstein will do poorly on a standard intelligence test because Einstein hated school and failed all the other test except his mathematics test and was able to outsmart the teacher with his mathematical problems (History.com, 2016). The environment and hereditary would factor in these standardized test because if he were only exposed to math and music at home, he would only know math and music, leading him to do poorly on other areas of the intelligence test. Peabody Picture Vocabulary Test is a great alternate test. A person is given a word and asked to select a picture, from a group of four, which best defines the word or perhaps The Raven’ Progressive Matrices is another alternate, which is when a person is shown a matrix of patterns, with one pattern missing, and he/she must work out the rules governing the patterns and consequently, the item which best fills the missing pattern.

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Week 3 DB #2 Select a famous person (or fictional character) who you believe epitomizes successful intelligence as outlined in the textbook and assigned readings. I chose Albert Einstein, he never did well in school or testing but did very well in mathematics. Choose and describe specific characteristics or behaviors of this person that support your selection with regard to analytical, creative, and practical abilities. One specific characteristic of Einstein was his logical with mathematical intelligence because of how well he did in mathematics. I also believe he had musical knowledge because he liked to play the violin (History.com, 2016). Relate whether the theory of multiple intelligences might better characterize your selected individual. This is proven in the chapter in a nutshell about people who are strong in mathematical skills may be lacking in other areas. Einstein family influence how he learned (Gardner, 2006), His father, was an engineer and his mother encouraged him to develop his musical talents (History.com, 2016). I believe hereditary and environments such as economic status play a factor in intelligence. Economics status would put you in different situations, for learning opportunities to be many or less. I say this because parents that work a lot and never home, their child may not have anyone to push them to do better in school, then, on the other hand, a child whom family economics status affords a parent to stay home, their learning opportunity is more significant. 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. I believe Einstein will do poorly on a standard intelligence test because Einstein hated school and failed all the other test except his mathematics test and was able to outsmart the teacher with his mathematical problems (History.com, 2016). The environment and hereditary would factor in these standardized test because if he were only exposed to math and music at home, he would only know math and music, leading him to do poorly on other areas of the intelligence test. Peabody Picture Vocabulary Test is a great alternate test. A person is given a word and asked to select a picture, from a group of four, which best defines the word or perhaps The Raven’ Progressive Matrices is another alternate, which is when a person is shown a matrix of patterns, with one pattern missing, and he/she must work out the rules governing the patterns and consequently, the item which best fills the missing pattern. References Gardner, H. E. ( 2006). Multiple Intelligences : New Horizons in Theory and Practice. Basic Books. LeFrancois, G. (2016). Psychology: The human puzzle (2nd ed.). [Electronic version]. Retrieved from https://content.ashford.edu/ History.com. (2016). Retrieved from history channel: http://www.history.com/topics/albert-einstein/videos/einstein-childhood ...
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Week 5: Fact or Fiction?
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FACT OR FICTION

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Fact or Fiction?

Numerous people with exceptional natural intelligence that enable them to perceive
situations differently and solve problems in various sectors exist today. Geniuses in the world
today are characterized by their proficiency in resolving scientific problems, being able to
remember a great deal of information, or coming up with innovations that resolve societal
problems. History is filled with influential people whose ideologies continue to be used today.
Albert Einstein’s scientific discoveries made him a recognized genius worldwide. Considering
the vast amount of information that can be found about his research work, intellectual
capabilities, and other aspects of his life, there is a need to apply critical insights in separate the
facts from fictions.
Albert Einstein Biography
Albert Einstein was born in Germany in 1879. Although he was born in a Jewish family,
his parents who were quite lax about their religious beliefs sent him to a Catholic school.
Although his father wanted him to become a mechanical engineer, Einstein’s did not perform
well in school (History.com, 2016). His teachers who also complained of his indifference
towards them considered him a slow learner. Einstein stated being bored with the methods used
by the teachers to impact knowledge. They seemed to focus on the examination rather than what
the students wanted to learn. In his interview by professor William Hermanns, Einstein stated
that, “School failed me…I wanted to learn what I wanted to know, but they wanted me to learn
for the exam” (Hermanns & Einstein, 1983).
His fascination with mathematics began at the age of twelve years, after he read a
geometry book. His fascination with mathematics enabled him to teach himself about the

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scientific discoveries that had been made at that time. His interest in mathematics and physics led
him to his discoveries in quantum physics and the special theory of relativity. Einstein is
recognized as one of the greatest scientists of the 20th century. The selection of Albert Einstein
for this project was based on his intellectual capabilities in mathematical sciences despite being
an average student in his early years of life, his poor performance in school, and the need to
prove that intelligence does not rely on genetics but can be attained through exposure to different
environments.
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