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ERIC Number: EJ1169289
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0278-3193
Balance among Cognitive Control Processes: A Case Study of A Gifted Youth
Urben, Sébastien; Camos, Valérie; Habersaat, Stéphanie; Constanty, Lauriane; Stéphan, Philippe
Roeper Review, v40 n1 p56-61 2018
This case study analyzed the cognitive strategies of Ethan, a gifted youth, when performing a Stop Signal Task assessing cognitive control processes including response inhibition as well as proactive and reactive adjustments of response. In the case of Ethan, the response inhibition score was biased, revealing that Ethan did not follow the instructions but challenged them and was successful in doing this. Specifically, he made important proactive adjustments, by both slowing down and speeding up (i.e., risk taking) his responses according to the likelihood of the apparition of the stop signal (triggering response inhibition). Ethan's performance indicated that he perfectly understood the procedure behind the task and completed it according to his own comprehension. Ethan's results showed that researchers and clinicians must be careful when assessing gifted children and adolescents by using tasks that they cannot defeat.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Switzerland
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children
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