Three distinct forms of intelligence are distinguished by one well-known theory of intelligence, the triarchic theory suggested by Robert Sternberg. Explain in the depth those elements.
It should be remembered that the triarchic theory of intelligence by Robert Sternberg is established on the basis of the capacity of a person to accomplish outcomes based on his own standards of existence (Sternberg, 2003). Notably, the potential to attain success relies on the ability of the person to draw on their own talents and mitigate negative effects. Three large divisions separate the theory. The first is analytical intelligence which is defined from the traditional perspective of intelligence such as high IQ and academic performances (Sternberg, 2003). As a matter of fact, the person with high analytical intelligence is regarded as an effective problem solver. According to Sternberg, this type of intelligence is established from collective operations of metacomponents, performance components, and knowledge acquisition components (Howard, McGee, Shin, & Shia, 2001).
The second is creative intelligence which is defined by the ability of an individual to formulate new ideas and solve complex problems (Sternberg, 2003). More so, this type of intelligence is based on the ability to use existing knowledge and skills to solve a new problem. For instance, the ability of a student to design a new formula of solving a mathematical equation can be regarded as a creative intelligence.
The last is practical intelligence which involves applying knowledge and skills to solve the common everyday problems. It is worth noting that most of the experiments by Sternberg to ascertain the concept of practical intelligence were based on an individual’s tacit knowledge (Sternberg, 2003). Seemingly, Sternberg assessed the existence of tacit knowledge using work-related tasks that can be found in any job.
What is the set point theory? Explain the implications of set point theory on dieting.
The set point theory is an assumption that the body has the ability to monitor its weight and control the accumulation of body fat levels using the internal regulatory mechanisms. According to this popular belief, some people have a higher setting, and that means that their weights can be higher because set point is high. On the other hand, this those with low set point have lower body weight.
It is noted that this perspective of the set point is subject to influence by external factors (Müller, 2010). To clarify, the set point theory cannot be used when people take more calories most of the time. Seemingly, when the set point of the body fails, that is when an individual starts gaining excess weight. On the contrary, engaging in frequent exercises also plays a significant role in regulating the body weight.
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Müller, M. (2010). Is there evidence for a set point that regulates human body weight? F1000 Medicine Reports, 2. doi:10.3410/m2-59.
Sternberg, R. (2003). Our research program validating the triarchic theory of successful intelligence: reply to Gottfredson. Intelligence, 31(4), 399-413. doi:10.1016/s0160-2896(02)00143-5.