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Professor at Harvard Grad School of Edu. Writes a lot of books. Wrote a good one called "frames of mind" concerning the Theory of Multiple Intelligences. This is not something like Schizophrenia, but the idea that we can be good at some things, ie spatial analysis, but awful at other things, like counting - maths. He manages to rationalise this whole IQ thing into the real world, where we have artists, mathematicians, programmers, receptionists, secretaries and Park Rangers. The book has a leaf note review by Isaac Asimov!

American developmental psychologist - currently (2002) a professor in Cognition and Education and adjunct professor in psychology at Harvard University. Most famous for his multiple intelligences theory.

This theory, published in his 1983 book "Frames of Mind," describes intelligence as having 8 forms:

1. logical

2. linguistic

3. bodily kinesthetic

4. musical

5. spatial

6. interpersonal

7. intrapersonal

8. naturalist

Definitely see the node multiple intelligences for more information.

Background: Born in Scranton, Pennsylvania on July 11th, 1943. Graduated Harvard A.B. 1965, Ph.D 1971. Also attended the London School of Economics. Married to Boston College pyschology professor Ellen Winner, with 4 children.

Other Achievements: MacArthur Prize Fellowship in 1981

Guggenheim Fellowship in 2000

18 published books, the latest of which is "The K-12 Education That Every Child Deserves" (I hear it's a good read)

18 honorary degrees from various universities

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