ERIC Number: EJ395177
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1989
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The Pursuit of Excellence or the Search for Intimacy? The Forced-Choice Dilemma of Gifted Youth.
Gross, Miraca U. M.
Roeper Review, v11 n4 p189-94 May 1989
A dilemma peculiar to gifted youth arises through the interaction of the psychosocial drives towards intimacy and achievement. Choosing to satisfy the drive for excellence risks forfeiting the attainment of intimacy with age peers; choosing intimacy may force the gifted into a pattern of systematic and deliberate underachievement. (Author/JDD)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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