ERIC Number: EJ1169239
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Abstractor: As Provided
Perfectionism in Relation to Stress and Cardiovascular Disease among Gifted Individuals and the Need for Affective Interventions
Corson, Ansley T.; Loveless, James P.; Mochrie, Kirk D.; Whited, Matthew C.
Roeper Review, v40 n1 p46-55 2018
Maladaptive perfectionism has the potential to put gifted individuals at an increased risk for cardiac events via the reduced heart rate variability that results from chronic negative affect and physiological stress reactions. As a result, implementing affective interventions into gifted programs may play a critical role in teaching gifted children with maladaptive perfectionism stress-management techniques and coping strategies, which could help keep gifted children with maladaptive perfectionism from growing into adults with similar issues who are then at an increased risk of negative health consequences. Through a review of the theoretical and empirical literature, the current article explores the possible ramifications of maladaptive perfectionism on the health of both gifted children and adults, with a specific focus on the relationship of maladaptive perfectionism to stress and cardiovascular disease. Suggestions for the implementation of preventative measures in the form of targeted affective interventions based on the review of the literature are then provided.
Descriptors: Gifted, Affective Objectives, Stress Variables, Human Body, Diseases, Stress Management, Coping, Metabolism, Heart Disorders, Intervention, Goal Orientation, Achievement Need, Program Implementation, At Risk Students, Literature Reviews
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