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1 Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes

2 Answer the following questions with the response “agree” or “disagree”
Testing measures how smart you are. Your friends are always your friends no matter what. Animal experiments are necessary to medical science. It is possible to be too smart. Stand up for your beliefs no matter what others may say. It is good for wishes to come true. People tend to make fun of people less fortunate than they are. People are frightened of what they do not know. It is ok to improve upon the way you are naturally. Most people are never satisfied with what they have.

3 The Rorschach Test The Rorschach Test (pronounced RAW SHOCK) was developed by a Swiss psychiatrist named Hermann Rorschach. This test was designed to determine personality traits by interpreting a subject's responses to inkblot images. Directions: Look at the following inkblots and decide what it looks like to you. Write down your responses and then compare them with those of your classmates. Were there any similarities or patterns?

4 Rorschach Test/Inkblot Test

5 Rorschach Test/Inkblot Test

6 Rorschach Test/Inkblot Test

7 Rorschach Test/Inkblot Test

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9 Rorschach Test/Inkblot Test

10 Howard Gardner’s Multiple Intelligences
He believes that people have a unique blend of intelligences. He argues that the challenge is how to best take advantage of our unique intelligences. These intelligences are amoral, meaning they can be put to constructive or destructive use.

11 Howard Gardner’s Multiple Intelligences
Linguistic intelligence: involves sensitivity to spoken and written language, the ability to learn languages, and the capacity to use language Logical-mathematical intelligence: consists of the capacity to analyze problems logically, carry out mathematical operations, and investigate issues scientifically

12 Continued Musical intelligence: involves skill in the performance, composition, and appreciation of musical patterns Bodily-kinesthetic intelligence: the potential of using one's whole body or parts of the body to solve problems Spatial intelligence: involves the potential to recognize and use the patterns of wide space and more confined areas

13 Continued Interpersonal intelligence: concerned with the capacity to understand the intentions, motivations and desires of other people. It allows people to work effectively with others. Intrapersonal intelligence: the capacity to understand oneself, to appreciate one's feelings, fears and motivations.

14 Do Now: Defining Intelligence
How do you define intelligence? Should intelligence be tested? Why or why not? How does the traditional view of intelligence compare to the multiple Intelligences theory?


16 Conscious vs. Subconscious Thought
Every thought you have develops from your conscious thoughts. Your subconscious works on a level of trust from your conscious thoughts. Your subconscious cannot differentiate between good or bad. You use your conscious and subconscious thought to fuel your desires.

17 The idea for Flowers for Algernon came to me many years before I wrote the story or the novel. "What would happen if it were possible to increase human intelligence artificially?" The idea for the character came about four years later when I met and spoke to a retarded young man and thought how wonderful it would be if such a technique were available to help the mentally disadvantaged. But Charlie Gordon is not real, nor is he based on a real person: he is imagined or invented, probably a composite of many people I know -- including a little bit of me. After a great many false starts, I discovered the technique of the Progress Reports. With these three elements: the idea, the character, and the narrative strategy, I was well on my way.  Author: Daniel Keyes

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