Harvard Project Zero

Howard Gardner on “Beyond Wit and Grit: Rethinking the Keys to Success”

August 8, 2017

Howard Gardner is the John H. and Elisabeth A. Hobbs Professor of Cognition and Education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. He is also an adjunct professor of psychology at Harvard University and senior director of its Harvard Project Zero.…

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Howard Gardner’s Theory of Multiple Intelligences

July 31, 2017

Howard Gardner and his associates at Harvard and elsewhere have devoted decades to the rigorous study of various types of human intelligence. Their research has identified nine: 1. Spatial Intelligence (“Picture Smart”): The ability to think in three dimensions. Core…

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An Extraordinary Mind: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

January 29, 2017

In Extraordinary Minds, Howard Gardner provides portraits of four “exceptional individuals and an examination of our own extraordinariness.” More specifically, he shares his thoughts about Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Sigmund Freud, Virginia Woolf, and Mohandas Ghandi. He suggests three lessons to…

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Howard Gardner on “Intelligence Isn’t Black-and-White. There Are Actually 8 Different Kinds.”

January 22, 2016

What does it mean when someone calls you smart or intelligent? According to developmental psychologist Howard Gardner, it could mean one or more of eight possibilities. In this video interview, Gardner addresses his eight classifications for intelligence: writing, mathematics, music,…

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