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Russell T. Warne @Russwarne
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This came in the mail over the weekend. I don't get to read much fiction, so I think I'll enjoy it. #psychology
This whole paragraph (Gardner, 2011, p. xix) is a train wreck of scientific logic. Basically, Gardner says because he doesn't want to be a psychometrician, he doesn't have to gather data to multiple intelligences... and the theory isn't testable anyway.
Gardner (2011, p. xxi) thinks the Mozart effect is real, even...
-17 yrs after @timothycbates's failed replication:…
-11 yrs after Waterhouse's debunking:…
-1 yr after a meta showed zero effect:…
These are the sort of stupid things that you can only get away with saying if you're a famous Harvard professor, like Howard Gardner (2011, pp. xxi-xxii). #psychology
Another hot mess of a paragraph (Gardner, 2011, pp. xxix-xxx):
1. Argument from authority,
2. Non sequitur (general ability impossible b/c there are different types of content),
3. Absolute falsehood (yes, performance can be predicted from different abilities)
The circular reasoning of Howard Gardner's (2011, p. xxxiv) multiple intelligences theory:
"Why does Anne perform well in chess? Because she has high spatial intelligence. How do we know Anne has high spatial intelligence? Look at how good she is at chess!" #psychology
How does Howard Gardner (2011, p. xxxix) handle evidence that undermines his theory of multiple intelligences? He just dismisses it. Oh, and the two highlighted sentences are completely untrue. #psychology
My odyssey into Gardner's (2011) book about multiple intelligences continues. I'm on the sections about genetics, and it's a train wreck. Here (p. 34) Gardner confuses the universal presence of an ability (like language) with individual differences in the ability. #psychology
Many of the problems in Gardner's (1981) FRAMES OF MIND are because he hasn't updated the text since 1981. First highlighted section was true in 1981, but then he reaches an erroneous conclusion (2nd highlighted section) that #psychology KNOWS is not true.
Another paragraph (Gardner, 2011, p. 36) based on the level of information available in 1981. Unfortunately, most people reading his book will not be aware of how woefully out of date Gardner's information is. #psychology and #genetics have resolved most of these issues.
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