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ERIC Number: EJ1232785
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0278-3193
Growing up with Intensity: Reflections on the Lived Experiences of Intense, Gifted Adults
Szymanski, Antonia; Wrenn, Melissa
Roeper Review, v41 n4 p243-257 2019
The cognitive perceptions that enable gifted children to process academic information in superior ways also qualitatively impact the psychosocial dimensions of their lives. Overexcitabilities represent common super-sensitive areas in gifted children. However, giftedness does not end with adulthood and neither do the complex processes of intensities. Five successful intense gifted adults shared their journey of development. Themes of hyperawareness, isolation, and finding peers were identified as commonalities among the participants. This study represents the first step in a research agenda that aims to develop programs to help intense gifted children learn to understand and accept their intensities.
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Language: English
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