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Glencoe Understanding Psychology: Online Textbook Help18 chapters | 278 lessons
Yolanda has taught college information technology and literacy, and has a master's in counseling psychology and business administration.
Have you ever been told that you are a very logical person? Maybe you enjoy completing puzzles and solving complex algorithms. Are you good with numbers and mathematical equations? If so, you have demonstrated logical/mathematical intelligence.
Traditionally, intelligence has been thought of as a single trait. The idea of multiple intelligences was introduced in 1983 by Howard Gardner, an American developmental psychologist. Gardner proposed that there are eight types of intelligences, each one being independent of the other.
When it comes to our level of intelligences, no two people are the same. Our level of intelligence varies for each type. For example, a psychology graduate student may be good at picking up on the emotions and motivation of their clients (interpersonal intelligence) but may dislike the outdoors and know little about their natural environment (naturalistic intelligence).
Blaise Pascal, Bill Gates, and Sir Isaac Newton are famous people who have high logical/mathematical intelligence. In other words, they are skilled at deductive reasoning, detecting patterns, and logical thinking. People with logical/mathematical intelligence are good at scientific investigations and identifying relationships between different things. They are also good at understanding complex and abstract ideas.
Specifically, people with logical/mathematical intelligence are known to:
Sherlock Holmes, a fictional character created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, possesses high logical/mathematical intelligence. Sherlock is famous for his ability to use deductive reasoning to solve tough crimes.
Business executives rely on their logical/mathematical intelligence to stay ahead of the competition and improve their companies. Computer and technology entrepreneurs, such as Mark Zuckerberg and Bill Gates, used their logical thinking, reasoning, and understanding of complex business and technological concepts to become pioneers in their fields.
Mathematicians use their logical/mathematical intelligence to manipulate numbers, solve complex numerical equations, and understand complex algorithms as required in their careers.
Let's review. Logical/mathematical intelligence refers to our ability to think logically, reason, and identify connections. People with mathematical intelligence, such as Albert Einstein, are good at working with numbers, complex and abstract ideas, and scientific investigations. People with logical/mathematical intelligence make good mathematicians, detectives, business executives, and computer scientists.
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Glencoe Understanding Psychology: Online Textbook Help18 chapters | 278 lessons