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ERIC Number: ED372076
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994-Apr
Pages: 35
Abstractor: N/A
A Bivariate Model of Intellectual Exceptionality: An Analysis of Individual Differences in Information Encoding Process.
Huang, Jiafen
Mental retardation, learning disabilities, and intellectual giftedness have long been separated as different fields. In the past decade research findings suggested a continuity within the general intelligence spectrum which place the gifted on one extreme and the retarded on the other, as well as a two dimensional taxonomy of intellectual exceptionalities. Based on psychological studies of human abilities and human information encoding processing, and the biographical evidence of eminent people and specific giftedness of savants, a bivariate model of intellectual exceptionality is proposed in this study. This model links all intellectual exceptionalities together with normal people, gives a clear picture about the location of each specific group at the human information encoding level, and suggests the use of a bivariate distribution to roughly estimate the population of each specific group. (Contains 71 references.) (Author)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (New Orleans, LA, April 4-8, 1994).