General studies on Gifted and Giftedness – Some references (5)

Some other « rough » sources and references.

I suggest a copy/paste of the different titles in your search engine  : as a matter of fact it might lead you to other interesting sources on giftedness depending on your center of interests.

–          Personality trait development from age 12 to age 18: longitudinal, cross-sectional, and cross-cultural analyses. McCrae RR, Costa PT Jr, Terracciano A, Parker WD, Mills CJ, De Fruyt F, Mervielde I. PMID: 12500824 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE] : Three studies conducted to assess mean level changes in personality traits during adolescence.

–     Family influences on the development of giftedness – Csikszentmihalyi M, Csikszentmihalyi IS Department of Psychology, University of Chicago, IL 60637 – PMID: 8168365 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE] :  Relationship between early family environment and later creative achievement is rather ambiguous. A context of optimal support and stimulation seems necessary, but the lives of some of the greatest creative geniuses contradict this notion, being full of early trauma and tragedy. Longitudinal studies and a retrospective study of mature creative individuals were conducted.

Presentation and interview of Pfr Csikszentmihalyi.

The waste of talent in Google Book

–     Gifted Children Grown Up by Joan FreemanPUBLICATION_DATE: 2001 PAGE: 248 ERIC_NO: ED458764 ISBN: 1-85346-831-2 :  Study of 210 children, comparing the recognized gifted, the unrecognized gifted and their classmates. This book: describes what happened to them and their families as they grew up and coped with their different circumstances.

–    The Gifted Child Grows Up by David Willings PUBLICATION_DATE: 1983 ERIC_NO: ED252038 PAGE: 22; 1 GEOGRAPHIC_SOURCE: Canada; New Brunswick NOTE: 22p.; Presidential Address to the Atlantic Association for Gifted Children and Adults (October, 1983). : Follow-up study of 15 gifted individuals in England and Canada over a period of 10 years following their college graduation.

–     Successful Adults Who Were Once Adolescent Underachievers by Peterson, Jean Sunde JOURNAL_CITATION: Gifted Child Quarterly; v45 n4 p236-50 Fall 2001 ISSN: 0016-9862 ERIC_NO: EJ635066 : Retrospective study of professionally successful adults who were academic underachievers during adolescence (N = 31 – from 23 to 53) exploring the phenomenological experience of underachievement, with particular focus on potentially interactive factors that might be associated with onset. maintenance, and reversal of underachievement.

–     Talented Children and Adults: Their Development and Education by Jane Piirto – PAGE: 648 ERIC_NO: ED379901 ISBN 0-02-395775-1 PUBLICATION_DATE: 1994 AUDIENCE: Students : Textbook – Part 1 considers who the gifted and talented are :  “Who Are the Talented? Giftedness, Talent, Genius, and Intelligence”; “Getting Started: Developing a Program for Talented Youth”; “Identifying the Academically Talented: Superior Cognitive Talent and Specific Academic Talent”; “Creativity and Talent”; and “Identifying Creativity and Talent Behaviors.”  – Part 2 considers the paths of talent development, from birth to adult in three chapters. Part 3 considers what one does with talented children, in curriculum and counseling: “Precepts for Curriculum for the Academically Talented,””Curriculum Practices: In and Out of the Classroom,””Guidance and Counseling Needs of the Talented,” and “At-Risk Talented Children.” (Contains approximately 850 references.)

–     Relationship between perceived parental behaviors and the self-esteem of gifted children – Enright KM, Ruzicka MFPMID: 2608852 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE] : Pilot study on parent-child interactions which influenced self-esteem in a sample of gifted children.

(Full text available) The Gifted Group at Mid-Life; Thirty-Five Years’ Follow-Up of the Superior Child. Genetic Studies of Genius, Volume V by Terman, Lewis M., Ed. – PUBLICATION_DATE: 1959 PAGE: 187 AVAILABILITY: Stanford University Press, Stanford, California 94305 ($5.50). ERIC_NO: ED022298  :  The 35 years’ followup of the Terman investigation on the gifted child is presented. In order to describe the gifted group of mid-life, a general information blank was mailed in 1950 (1,437 subjects) and in 1955 (1,424 subjects).

Presentation and critic of Terman’s study

(Full text) Giftedness : Current Theory and Research – Ellen Winner – Department of Psychology, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, and Project Zero, Harvard Graduate School of Education, Cambridge, Massachusetts. : Gifted children, those with unusually high ability in one or more domains, not only develop more rapidly than typical children, but also appear to be qualitatively different. Profiles of gifted individuals are often uneven: Extremely high ability in one area can coexist with ordinary or even subnormal ability in another area. Scientific investigation of the gifted reveals the importance of drive and hard work in achievement of any kind, and the lack of necessary correlation among abilities in different areas.

– (Full text) What Does Being a G Wiz Mean in Real Life? by Miller, Phyllis, Ed. – JOURNAL_CITATION: Mensa Research Journal; v32 n2 2001 : The articles in this journal issue examine three different aspects of gifted adulthood : “Self-Appraisal, Life Satisfaction, and Retrospective Life Choices across One and Three Decades” (Carole K. Holahan and others) – “Consequences of How We Define and Assess Intelligence” (Wendy J. Williams), – “The Locus of Adult Intelligence: Knowledge, Abilities, and Nonability Traits” (Phillip L. Ackerman and Eric L. Rolfhus).

–      A Follow-Up of Subjects Scoring above 180 IQ in Terman’s “Genetic Studies of Feldman, David Henry  : The author reviewed the Terman files of all the subjects who scored at this level. He provides a short summary of educational and occupational attainments, then presents a qualitative analysis of the data.

–     Rising Tides and Racing Torpedoes: Triumphs and Tribulations of the Adult Gifted as Illustrated by the Career of Joseph Renzulli by Sternberg, Robert J. JOURNAL_CITATION: Journal for the Education of the Gifted; v23 n1 p67-74 Fall 1999 ISSN: 0162-3532 NOTE: Special Issue: Renzulli: Retrospective and Prospective. ERIC_NO: EJ601339 : This article analyzes an essay by Joseph Renzulli reviewing his work on gifted models by using the career of Renzulli himself as a case study of the components of creative, productive giftedness. It finds that creatively gifted individuals must face challenges that are formalized in the Sternberg and Lubart investment theory of creativity.

On Joseph Renzulli

–  (Full Text – 3 parts)  Recent Doctoral Dissertation Research on Gifted by Larry GeffenJOURNAL_CITATION: Roeper Review; v21 n2 p145-46 Dec 1998 ISSN: 0278-3193 ERIC_NO: EJ579546

–    Career planning for gifted and talented youth by Barbara Kerr –  Excerpt : “Studies with such diverse groups as  National Merit Scholars (Watley, 1969), Presidential Scholars (Kaufmann, 1981), and graduates of gifted education programs (Kerr, 1985) have  shown that the path from education to career is not always smooth, and it  may be complicated by social-emotional problems and needs of gifted  students that differ from those of more typical students.  Recognition of these problems has produced counseling models that  address student needs (e.g., Berger, 1989; Buescher, 1987; Silverman,  1989; VanTassel-Baska, 1990).  Some factors that can contribute to  problems with career planning are presented here, along with ways of  preventing and intervening with career development problems.

6 thoughts on “General studies on Gifted and Giftedness – Some references (5)

  1. Etre en travail de changement et ce depuis plusieurs années (un quart de ma vie quand même…) n’empêche pas de se sentir essouflé, fatigué, las certains jours dont ceux où on constate que tous les gens qui souffrent ou font souffrir ne font pas objectivement les mêmes efforts pour changer.

    Avoir moins de 30 ans n’empêche pas de se sentir assez adulte pour gérer soi-même son propre parcours et assez grand pour regarder dans les yeux même des gens alignant des décennies de plus.

    Et, être surefficient ne me cantonne pas à l’humilité ;-p

  2. Ben moi j’aimerais bien qu’on m’explique comment le gifted kid non reconnu qui a forcément poussé sans pouvoir se faire rassurer de tout par ses parents qui avaient pourtant la meilleure volonté du monde peut être un adulte se sentant totalement sécurisé et n’ayant pas besoin de se réfugier dans des dépendances stupides.

      1. Mais tant de gens semblent se complaire dans leur “mal etat”. Ce n’est pas juste d’etre tenu a l’heroisme.
        J’attendais une idee de lecture.

        1. Je voulais compléter ma précédente réponse par le fait que les rencontres sont importantes.
          Douglas Eby vient justement de faire paraître un petit article intitulé “arrêtez de pleurnicher et passez à l’action”.

          La plainte est, je pense, le reflet de la difficulté à enclencher un changement dans ses habitudes, son comportement, sa façon d’envisager les choses.
          Changer, c’est au mieux fatigant, au pire douloureux, et en plus, on n’est pas sûr(e) du résultat.
          Il y a, toujours à mon sens, un bénéfice secondaire (un bénéfice secondaire qui appartient à chacun) à ne pas changer.
          Donc, on dit, mais on ne fait pas.
          La peur.
          C’est pourquoi, je l’ai plusieurs fois mentionné, se faire accompagner me semble nécessaire – le changement n’est simple pour personne.
          Il y a un livre dont le titre m’a plu, mais que je n’ai pas encore lu : “Tremblez mais osez”.

        2. lisez la bhagavad gita !!! C’est génial. Attention il existe une vingtaine de traduction. J’en ai lu 4. La plus, comment dire? cartésienne selon moi est celle de chinmayananda traduite par christiane madeline. Les commentaires de chinmayananda sont pragmatiques. La bhagavad gita en fait c’est un bouquin de développement personnel pour tous ceux qui ont le mental très agité à cause de leurs sens exacerbés et de toutes les pensées qui en découlent. On y explique en fait les fondements du yoga. Le yoga de la connaissance, c’est comprendre le sens de la vie sans se perdre dans les sens, tout en sachant profiter de ses sens à leur juste mesure. En lisant la bhagavad gita, vous serez à même de comprendre quel yoga sera le plus adapté pour vous. Croyez moi, foncez, lisez ces vieux textes sanscrits si bien traduits par christiane madeline …

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