ERIC Number: EJ870496
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Dec
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 18
Ethics and Giftedness
Sternberg, Robert J.
High Ability Studies, v20 n2 p121-130 Dec 2009
Is there an ethical giftedness, and if so, what does it look like? In this article, I consider why ethical behavior is much harder to come by than one would expect. Ethically gifted individuals are able to complete a series of eight steps to action, the failure of any one of which may result in a person, even one who is ethically well trained, to act in a manner that lacks the translation of ethical knowledge into action. Wise people are those who use their abilities for a common good as determined by positive ethical values. Many people identified as gifted through traditional means are nevertheless lacking in ethical gifts, in part because socialization may not reward them for the development of ethical patterns of behavior.
Descriptors: Gifted, Ethics, Behavior Patterns, Universities, College Students, Faculty, Intervention, Student Behavior, Models, Teaching Methods
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Higher Education
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Identifiers - Location: United States