- Abstract intelligence - the ability to verbal and symbolic thinking
- Mechanical intelligence - the ability to effectively control your body and manipulate objects
- Social intelligence - the ability to communicate with people, understand and perform in social relations
Thorndike came up with his model in 1920, when psychology was dominated by the concept of intelligence as a universal factor. As one of the first realized significant limitations of this approach and proposed a model consisting of three mutually independent components.
Use of the Thorndike’s Intelligence Theory in practice: In human resources management it is used in job creation and staffing - in job analysis. The individual components are relatively independent of each other. During various work tasks and activities, different forms of intelligence apply in different degrees.