What’s New

What’s NEW at MI Research?

Welcome to home of The MIDAS Profile!

After 35 years of building The MIDAS the time has come to let others carry on with the mission of bringing the power of Multiple Intelligences to the world. MIDAS Profiles are now available from aMI in the Netherlands (English and Dutch), Psychological Publishing Company in Taiwan and Nurture Craft in Singapore.

My thanks to all who have made this work possible over the years!

In 1999 Howard Gardner published the book INTELLIGENCE REFRAMED where he introduced the Naturalist intelligence and described early research into the possibility that there is an EXISTENTIAL intelligence. However there was insufficient evidence to support its inclusion in scientific theory of human intelligence. I created and validated a Scale for Existential Thinking (SET) but concluded that ET is not the same as the other multiple intelligences. During 2024 I will lead a research discussion group exploring the status of ET in a series of MI@40 Newsletters.

Background materials are posted here.

Read invitation to participate here.

Discussion takes place on my BLOG

Your responses are invited!

MIDAS Publication and Certification in Netherlands

The Association for Multiple Intelligences (aMI) team in the Netherlands is now managing The MIDAS Profile in both Dutch and English. Contact- Frits Schoeren for information. https://www.stichtingami.nl/ aMI and Helga Hohn are also providing MIDAS certification for professional users. These workshops will ensure that The MIDAS is used and administered faithfully for the benefit of individuals and organizations. Currently, the Level 4: Master Mentor guidelines are under development.

C-MIDAS in Taiwan and Mainland China

Eric Lin And Wu-tien Wu at Psychological Publishing Company are working hard to bring the C-MIDAS simplified Chinese language version to mainland China that is valid and reliable. Stay tuned!


Psychology and Education: International Jrnl., Roeper Review, Neuroscience and Psychology, Int’l Jrnl of Psychological Studies, Int’l Jrnl of Educational and Psych. Research, Jrnl of Intelligence, and Trends in Neuroscience and Education.

Shearer, C. B. (2020). The theory of multiple intelligences after 40 years: A scientific idea whose time has come or gone? Psychology and Education: An Interdisciplinary Journal,. 7, 487-494.  http://psychologyandeducation.net/pae/index.php/pae/article/view/74

Shearer, C. B. (2020). Multiple intelligences in gifted and talented education: Lessons learned from neuroscience after 35 Years. Roeper Review, 42(1)49 – 63. https://doi.org/10.1080/02783193.2019.1690079 

Shearer, C. B. (2020). A resting state functional connectivity analysis of human intelligence: Broad theoretical and practical implications for multiple intelligences theory. Psychology & Neuroscience. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1037/pne0000200

Shearer, C. B. (2019). A detailed neuroscientific framework for the multiple intelligences: Describing the neural components for specific skill units within each intelligence. International Journal of Psychological Studies, 11 (3). doi:10.5539/ijps.v11n3p1

Shearer, C. B. (2019). Working memory: Building blocks of intelligence or an incomplete model?   Towards a model of enhanced working memory informed by multiple intelligences theory. International Journal of Education and Psychological Research, 8 (2), 26 – 52. http://ijepr.org/volume.php?v=8&i=2

Shearer, C. B. (2018a). Multiple intelligences in teaching and education: Lessons learned from neuroscienceJournal of Intelligence, 6(3), 38. doi:10.3390/jintelligence6030038

Shearer, C. B. (2018b). The Tug of War is Over: Bridging between IQ and Multiple Intelligences. Association for Multiple Intelligences. Reijmerstok, Netherlands.

Shearer, B. & Karanian, J. M. (2017). The neuroscience of intelligence: Empirical support for the theory of multiple intelligences? Trends in Neuroscience and Education, 6, 211-223.    doi:10.1016/j.tine.2017.02.002    https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2211949317300030

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