Kinesthetic Intelligence: Definition & Explanation Video

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  • 0:02 Kinesthetic Intelligence
  • 0:17 Theory of Multiple…
  • 2:02 What Is It?
  • 3:18 Examples
  • 3:48 Lesson Summary
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Instructor: Yolanda Williams

Yolanda has taught college Psychology and Ethics, and has a doctorate of philosophy in counselor education and supervision.

What do Florence Griffith-Joyner, Frank Lloyd Wright, and Britney Spears all have in common? They all have bodily/kinesthetic intelligence. Learn more about bodily/kinesthetic intelligence from examples, and test your knowledge with a quiz.

Introduction to Kinesthetic Intelligence

Have you ever been told that you're good at sports? Maybe you enjoy hands-on activities and remember things better by doing them. Are you flexible, strong, and physically fit? If so, you have demonstrated bodily/kinesthetic intelligence.

Howard Gardner's Theory Of Multiple Intelligences

In 1983, developmental psychologist Howard Gardner proposed that there are seven different types of intelligences, one of which is bodily/kinesthetic intelligence. An eighth intelligence was added in 1999. Each one of the intelligences is independent from the others. The eight intelligences are:

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