MUSC 021 Lecture Notes - Lecture 3: Fluid And Crystallized Intelligence, Moe Williams, Theory Of Multiple Intelligences

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12 May 2020
Music Appreciation
Moe Williams
Mus 21
What are Intelligence and Creativity
Intelligence is a complex characteristic of cognition
Many theories have been developed to explain what intelligence is and how it works
Sternberg generated his triarchic theory of intelligence, whereas Gardner posits that
intelligence is comprised of many factors
Still others focus on the importance of emotional intelligence.
Finally, creativity seems to be a facet of intelligence, but it is extremely difficult to
measure objectively
Crystalized and Fluid Intelligence
Crystallized intelligence is characterized as acquired knowledge and the ability to retrieve
When you learn, remember, and recall information, you are using crystallized intelligence
You use crystallized intelligence all the time in your coursework by demonstrating that
you have mastered the information covered in the course.
Fluid intelligence encompasses the ability to see complex relationships and solve
Navigating your way home after being detoured onto an unfamiliar route because of road
construction would draw upon your fluid intelligence
Fluid intelligence helps you tackle complex, abstract challenges in your daily life,
whereas crystallized intelligence helps you overcome concrete, straightforward problems
Multiple Intelligences
Linguistic, Logical-mathematical, musical, bodily kinesthetic, spatial, interpersonal,
intrapersonal, naturalist
Emotional intelligence
Emotional intelligence encompasses the ability to understand the emotions of yourself
and others, understand social relationships and cues, show empathy and regulate one’s
own emotions and respond in culturally appropriate ways
Creativity is the ability to generate, create, or discover new ideas, solutions, and
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