ERIC Number: ED212126
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Dec
Helping the Gifted Child Cope with Stress.
Clemens, Fred W.; Mullis, H. Thomas
The author reviews the nature of stress and the individual's response to it and considers ways in which stress affects gifted children. Attempts to categorize or classify types of stressors are reviewed. Gifted children face additional demands of academic stressors (including unchallenging and repetitious curricula) and personal-social stressors (such as problems with socialization). The author suggests that three types of coping strategies can be taught to gifted children: somatic/physiological approaches (including biofeedback and relaxation); cognitive/psychological methods (such as cognitive restructuring, bibliotherapy, and situational redefinition); and behavioral/social approaches (including symbolic modeling and behavior rehearsal). Personality types and locus of control are said to influence the child's coping skills. (CL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the CEC/TAG National Topical Conference on the Gifted and Talented Child (Orlando, FL, December, 1981).