Psychology Writing Assigment

LESSON 4 WRITING ASSIGNMENT

Lesson 4 Writing Assignment

LESSON 4 WRITING ASSIGNMENT

Abstract
Steinberg's triarchic theory of intelligence focuses on three different approaches to intelligence.   The first is the componential element, which is the analytic aspect of intelligence and refers to how easily and well people can process information.   The second is the experiential element, which determines how people approach familiar tasks and one in which people think originally and creatively.¬†   The third is called the contextual element, this is a practical aspect where a person sizes up a particular situation and decides what to do about it.   Sternberg believes that most people possess all three of these elements and some form.   He believes that some people are better at certain elements than others.   In this paper, I will discuss my own personal career goals and how they relate to these elements, as well as mention a career I would not choose and its relationship.

LESSON 4 WRITING ASSIGNMENT

    My major is psychology and my career goal for the future, for now, is some type of counseling.   I would like to help others in some capacity.   When I read these three elements in the textbook about the theories of intelligence, I could see that all three can pertain to the field of psychology and all would be valuable in this field.   If I were counseling someone, be it an adult or a child, the componential¬†element would be important.   I would need to analyze each individual, know and understand their background, know their environment and their history.   I would need to process this information in order to determine the best solution and plan of treatment for each individual.   I would use the experiential element to use the knowledge that I've already gained from my own education and from work experience and life experience to come up with different ways to help a client.   Each individual is different, and would therefore require one to be creative when...