Understanding Other People and Ourselves
In our youth there was only one form of intelligence in the field of the psychology of education: cognitive intelligence. This was measured by IQ tests to determine admission to grammar/senior secondary schools. Since the 1990’s new broader approaches as to what is intelligence have developed. In particular social-emotional intelligence: the ability to relate to other people and to be sensitive to other people’s and one’s own emotions. For instance does Donald Trump have any social-emotional intelligence? Gordon Brown certainly does not have any - unfortunately.
I will also discuss Howard Gardner’s broader multiple intelligences.