Development of Giftedness and Talent Across the Life Span

Hardcover | February 3, 2009

byFrances Degen Horowitz

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In this volume, renowned developmental psychologists and experts in giftededucation come together to explore giftedness from early childhood throughthe elder years. Focusing on the practical implications of emerging theoretical perspectives and empirical findings, contributors examine prediction and measurement, diversity issues, and psychosocial factors as they relate to developing talent in different domains. Is the expression of gifted behavior predictable? Is it a stable individual characteristic? How do race, ethnicity, gender, and culture influence or contribute to thedevelopment of gifted and talented behaviors? What sustains the development of giftedness and talent? And how can insights gleaned from the field of gifted education inform the research, policy, and practice ofpsychologists? These questions are considered at each stage across the life span by an interdisciplinary team of experts. This highly informativevolume is a must-read for developmental and educational psychologists, as well as for researchers, educators, and anyone interested in the development of high-level abilities, individual differences, educational policy and practice, and the realization of human potential.

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In this volume, renowned developmental psychologists and experts in giftededucation come together to explore giftedness from early childhood throughthe elder years. Focusing on the practical implications of emerging theoretical perspectives and empirical findings, contributors examine prediction and measurement, diversity issues, and p...

Format:HardcoverDimensions:9.41 × 7.25 × 0.98 inPublished:February 3, 2009Publisher:American Psychological Assn.Language:English

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ISBN - 10:143380414X

ISBN - 13:9781433804144

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