FABBS Foundation Honors Howard Gardner
Howard Gardner, PhD (Harvard University) is now featured in the FABBS Foundation's "In Honor of..." program which honors eminent, senior scientists.
Gardner has conducted research and written books in several psychological and social scientific disciplines. His initial research, in developmental psychology and neuropsychology, traced the development and breakdown (under conditions of brain damage) of human symbol-using capacities. His 1983 book, Frames of Mind: The Theory of Multiple Intelligences, challenged the traditional view of intelligence and catalyzed Gardner’s involvement over the next few decades in educational theory and school reform. He has conducted and synthesized research and written widely about the arts, creativity, leadership, and the challenges involved in changing one’s own mind and others’ minds. Since 1995, with Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi and William Damon, he has co-directed the GoodWork Project, an effort to understand how individuals can carry out work that is excellent, engaging and ethical, and how to foster more good work. He continues several related lines of work (Good Play, Good Collaboration, Good Participation) with collaborators Lynn Barendsen, Katie Davis, Wendy Fischman, and Carrie James. Gardner is a prolific author, having published 28 books, translated into 31 languages, and several hundred articles. His most recent book, a synthesis of his work in education and the social sciences, is Truth, Beauty, and Goodness Reframed: Educating for the Virtues in the 21st Century.