ERIC Number: ED400663
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996-Sep
From Great Potential to Amazing Performance: Factors That Make a Difference. Abstracts of Selected Papers [from the] Annual Esther Katz Rosen Symposium on the Psychological Development of Gifted Children (6th, Lawrence, Kansas, September 20-21, 1996).
Kansas Univ., Lawrence.
Twenty-two abstracts of papers presented at a symposium on the psychological development of gifted children comprise this document. Abstracts typically include the title of the paper; the author's name, title, institutional affiliation, location, telephone number, and electronic mail address; and a summary of the paper ranging from a short paragraph to a full page in length. The papers cover the following topics: development of talents, technology, and interest-motivated learning; the lives of gifted adults; E. Gibson's human behavior hallmarks applied to gifted preschoolers; needs of gifted children; analysis of the childhoods of William James, Teddy Roosevelt, Rabindranath Tagore, and Jawaharlal Nehru; overlapping characteristics and differential diagnosis of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder; music in early childhood; a model of identity formation in the gifted individual; a longitudinal study of graduates of academically gifted and talented programs; the impact of the Kansas Regents Honors Academy on secondary schools; social influences on creative individuals; maternal scaffolding and the precocious emergence of symbolic play in infants; children selected for gifted programs through an alternative assessment procedure; the "Discover" curriculum model (authentic problem solving in multiple intelligences); following highly and exceptional gifted children through the early school years; in-progress studies of development in high-ability individuals; perceptions of competence and motivation of gifted children; intimacy, passion, and commitment as components of eminent achievement; the emergence of an artistic and creative identity; an intensive summer program for academically talented adolescents; a measure of flow experiences; and cognitive giftedness and ethical development. (DB)
Descriptors: Adolescent Development, Adults, Child Development, Creativity, Curriculum, Elementary Secondary Education, Gifted, High Achievement, Infants, Intellectual Development, Longitudinal Studies, Preschool Education, Psychological Characteristics, Research, Special Schools, Student Characteristics, Student Development, Talent, Teaching Models
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Kansas Univ., Lawrence.
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