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ERIC Number: ED455641
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001
Miller, Phyllis, Ed.
Mensa Research Journal, v32 n1 2001
In this journal issue, articles examine various aspects of measuring creativity, productivity of gifted individuals, fostering psychological well-being of the gifted, and federal funding of gifted programs. Specific articles include: (1) "The Death of Creativity Measurement Has Been Greatly Exaggerated: Current Issues, Recent Advances, and Future Directions in Creativity Assessment" (Jonathan A. Plucker and Mark A. Runco), which reviews some of the current concerns about creativity measurement such as fluency as a contaminating factor and content generality-specificity, and notes recent advances in the predictive validity of divergent thinking tests; (2) "A Statistical Analysis or Special Cases of Creativity" (John C. Huber), which discusses findings that indicate creative individuals exhibit random outputs over time and follow the Poisson distribution, that creative people are intrinsically motivated, and that environmental effects are small; (3) "State of Excellence" (David Lubinski and Camilla Persson Benbow), which shows how theory of work adjustment concepts and psychometric methods, when used together, can facilitate positive development among talented youth by aligning learning opportunities with salient aspects of each student's individuality; (4) "The Javits Gifted and Talented Students Education Program: Background and Funding" (Susan Boren), which describes the history of this federal program and legislative proposals to expand it. (Most articles include references.) (CR)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Adults, Counseling Techniques, Creative Thinking, Creativity, Divergent Thinking, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Methods, Federal Aid, Federal Legislation, Gifted, Productivity, Psychological Characteristics, Self Motivation, Well Being
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Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Mensa Education and Research Foundation, Arlington, TX.
Note: Theme issue. Published three times a year. Starting with this issue, Mensa Research Journal has switched to a journal format which includes the volume and issue number. Previous volumes did not include an issue number. This issue is also #46.