Virtual Child Psychology Report
As stated in Sternberg’s triarchic theory of intelligence, intelligence comes in three forms: analytical, creative, and practical (Santrock, 2016, p. 246). Because my virtual child has always been highly motivated by both parents to perform well in school, his analytical ability increased at the expense of his creative intelligence. This explains why he only scored average in visual-spatial ability whereas he was advanced in all the analytical categories. This emphasis on environmental factors on development corresponds with the ecological theory of development. The mesosystem involves relations between microsystems in one’s life and this would explain why Anderson’s family experience of being exposed to little amounts of creativity may be related to his school experience of having high analytical knowledge but low creative knowledge (Santrock, 2016, p.