Triarchic Theory Of Human Intelligence

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Human intelligence is something that is hard to comprehend, as it is something that is intangible. Therefore, many attempts have been made in the pursuit of understanding it. As a result of our curiosity, many theories were proposed in order to try to identify the different aspects in huma intelligence, and several tests came up along the way to determine the level of intelligence in people. Robert J. Sternberg, an American psychologist also made a contribution towards understanding intelligence. He proposed the Triarchic Theory of Intelligence which suggests that human intelligence is divided into three different aspects, which are the analytical, creative and practical intelligences. The capability to analyze problems or to break them…show more content…
The purpose of the research is to prove that by applying the theory, we will be able to observe the Aptitude-Treatment Interaction (ATI). ATI, to put it into a simpler explanation, is how an individual with high level of a particular ability are more suitable for certain treatments, or instructional strategy, in order to achieve effectiveness (Culatta, 2013). Students in the research were grouped into five different groups based on their performance in the Sternberg Triarchic Abilities Test (STAT), that will be able to determine which aspect in the Triarchic Theory of Intelligence they are more dominant in. The five groups include a group of student with high analytical ability, a group of student with high practical ability and a group of student with high creative ability . The remaining two groups are known as the “high balanced” group and “low balanced” group. Students who are in the two groups are those who has scores that show that they are higher than the group average in all three abilities, or lower than the group average in all three abilities respectively. After grouping the students, they were then randomly placed into different sections of the introductory-psychology course, each emphasizing instructions based on different aspects in the Triarchic Theory of Intelligence. In most research, there has to be a control group so that researchers are able to observe the effects of independent variables on the experimental groups, and in this case, the controlled group is the fourth group that uses instructions based on memory. Due to the fact that they were assigned randomly, some students were properly matched with their instructional treatment, while some were poorly matched. The text used in this research has
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