The society promotes this idea that a person of color can never be at same or more intellectual level as a white person. The stereotype is that a white person is the most intelligent out of all the other races. This is to ensure that white people dominate the society and hold all the important positions in the society. Intelligence has been one of the most interesting areas of research in education and the human brain is still considered as a black box. Women are better than men in specific areas of intelligence. Intelligence and genetics are falsely used to support the idea that race is something that gives some people power over the others. In the traditional sense, intelligence has generally had the connotation of mathematical-logical intelligence. This changed after 1983, when after years of research the multiple intelligence (MI) theory was proposed by a Harvard psychologist, Howard Gardner. In his MI theory, he differentiated seven types of intelligences as follows: logical-mathematical intelligence, verbal-linguistic intelligence, musical-rhythmic intelligence, visual-spatial intelligence, bodily-kinesthetic intelligence, interpersonal intelligence, and intrapersonal intelligence. Women are better on verbal and linguistics while men are more logical. Menevis says that “it is possible to say that female students tend to use both sides of their brain, with dominance to right side and this pattern of use causes the significant differences we found for verbal-linguistic, bodily-kinesthetic, musical, interpersonal, intrapersonal, and naturalist intelligences in favor of the girls in our society”(Social Behavior & Personality,16). According to the theory of left-brain or right-brain dominance, each side of the brain controls di… … middle of paper … …and are more easily able to empathize with other people. Works Cited MENEVIŞ, İPEK, and BAHIRE EFE ÖZAD. “Do Age And Gender Influence Multiple Intelligences?.” Social Behavior & Personality: An International Journal 42.(2014): 9-19. Academic Search Complete.Web. 12 Apr. 2014. Robert J. Sternberg, Elena L. Grigorenko and Kenneth K. Kidd.“Intelligence, Race, and Genetics.”American Psychologist, Vol 60(1), Jan 2005, 46-59.Academic Search Complete.Web. 12 Apr. 2014. Smedley, Audrey. “Origin Of The Idea Of Race.” Anthropology Newsletter, Nov. 1997. PBS Web. 12 Apr. 2014. Jencks, Christopher. “Intelligence And Race.” New Republic 161.10/11 (1969): 25-29. Academic Search Complete. Web. 12 Apr. 2014. E. E. Smith. “Are You Left- or Right-Brain Dominant?.” Not Born Yesterday. October 19, 2012. Psychology Today: Health, , Happiness + Find a Therapist. Web. 12 Apr. 2014.