ERIC Number: ED583676
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Aug
APA Handbook of Giftedness and Talent. APA Handbooks in Psychology. APA Reference Books Collection
Pfeiffer, Steven I., Ed.
This handbook incorporates the most recent thinking and cutting-edge research from a wide range of fields related to gifted education, including developmental and social psychology, the neurosciences, cognitive science, and education. It consists of six sections: (1) History and global perspectives on the gifted field and talent development; (2) Theories and conceptions of giftedness and talent development; (3) Gifted identification and assessment; (4) Gifted education; (5) Psychological considerations in understanding the gifted (e.g., the family, social and emotional considerations, friendships and peer relations); and (6) Special issues facing the gifted (e.g., policy and legal issues; the twice exceptional learner; underachievement and the gifted; ADHD and the gifted; suicide; perfectionism; bullying). Contents include: I. History and Global Perspectives: (1) A History of Giftedness: A Century of Quest for Identity (David Yun Dai); (2) International Perspectives and Trends in Research on Giftedness and Talent Development (Heidrun Stoeger, Daniel Patrick Balestrini, and Albert Ziegler); (3) A Historical Overview of Instructional Theory and Practice in the United States and Canada: The Double Slinky Phenomenon in Gifted and General Education (Bruce M. Shore and Maren Gube); (4) Gifted Education in Europe: Implications for Policymakers and Educators (Javier Tourón and Joan Freeman); (5) Gifted Education in Asia (David W. Chan); (6) Gifted Education in Australia and New Zealand (Leonie Kronborg); (7) Challenges on the Identification and Development of Giftedness in South America (Solange Muglia Wechsler, Sheyla Blumen, and Karen Bendelman); (8) Gifted Education in the Middle East (Hanna David); (9) Gifted Education in Africa (Jacobus G. Maree); II. Theories and Conceptions of Giftedness and Talent: (10) Theories of Intelligence (Robert J. Sternberg); (11) Academic Talent Development: Theory and Best Practices (Françoys Gagné); (12) The Three-Ring Conception of Giftedness: A Developmental Approach for Promoting Creative Productivity in Young People (Joseph S. Renzulli and Sally M. Reis); (13) The Role of Motivation (D. Betsy McCoach and Jessica Kay Flake); (14) Flow Theory: Optimizing Elite Performance in the Creative Realm (Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, Monica N. Montijo, and Angela R. Mouton); (15) Talent Development as the Most Promising Focus of Giftedness and Gifted Education (Rena F. Subotnik, Paula Olszewski-Kubilius, and Frank C. Worrell); (16) Talent Development: A Path Toward Eminence (Frank C. Worrell, Rena F. Subotnik, and Paula Olszewski-Kubilius); (17) Expertise: Individual Differences, Human Abilities, and Nonability Traits (Phillip L. Ackerman); (18) From Giftedness to Eminence: Developmental Landmarks Across the Life Span (Dean Keith Simonton); (19) Creativity (James C. Kaufman, Sarah R. Luria, and Ronald A. Beghetto); III. Gifted Identification and Assessment: (20) Identification of Strengths and Talents in Young Children (Nancy B. Hertzog, Rachel U. Mun, Bridget DuRuz, and Amy A. Holliday); (21) Methods to Increase the Identification Rate of Students From Traditionally Underrepresented Populations for Gifted Services (Michael S. Matthews and Scott J. Peters); (22) Acceleration and the Talent Search Model: Transforming the School Culture (Susan G. Assouline, Ann Lupkowski-Shoplik, and Nicholas Colangelo); IV. Gifted Education: Curriculum and Instruction: (23) Considerations in Curriculum for Gifted Students (Joyce VanTassel-Baska); (24) Teaching Strategies to Support the Education of Gifted Learners (Catherine A. Little); (25) Research-Guided Programs and Strategies for Nurturing Creativity (Jonathan A. Plucker, Jiajun Guo, and Anna Dilley); (26) Developing Talents in Girls and Young Women (Barbara A. Kerr and Jessica Gahm); (27) Identifying and Educating Underrepresented Gifted Students (William Ming Liu and LaNeisha Waller); (28) Examining Gifted Students' Mental Health Through the Lens of Positive Psychology (Shannon M. Suldo, Brittany V. Hearon, and Elizabeth Shaunessy-Dedrick); V. Psychological Considerations: (29) Social and Emotional Considerations for Gifted Students (Anne N. Rinn); (30) The Role of the Family in Talent Development (Paula Olszewski-Kubilius, Frank C. Worrell, and Rena F. Subotnik); (31) Three Crucial Dimensions for Students With Intellectual Gifts: It Is Time to Stop Talking and Start Thinking (David Lubinski and Harrison J. Kell); (32) Psychological Issues Unique to the Gifted Student (Maureen Neihart and Lay See Yeo); (33) Counseling Gifted Children and Teens (Jean Sunde Peterson); VI. Special Issues: (34) Policy, Legal Issues, and Trends in the Education of Gifted Students (Kristen R. Stephens); (35) Psychological Interventions for Twice-Exceptional Youth (Megan Foley-Nicpon and Margaret M. Candler); (36) Underachievement and the Gifted Child (Del Siegle and D. Betsy McCoach); (37) Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder in Gifted Students (Marcia Gentry and C. Matthew Fugate); (38) Emotional Intelligence and Giftedness (Gerald Matthews, Jinchao Lin, Moshe Zeidner, and Richard D. Roberts); (39) Suicide Among Students With Gifts and Talents (Tracy L. Cross and Jennifer Riedl Cross); (40) Beyond Trait Theory Accounts of Giftedness (Matthew T. McBee, Kayla Mitchell, and Samantha K. Fields Johnson); (41) Career Counseling and the Gifted Individual: Applying Social Cognitive Career Theory to the Career Decision Making of Gifted Individuals (Susannah M. Wood, Carol Klose Smith, and David K. Duys); (42) Perfectionism and the Gifted (Kenneth G. Rice and Merideth E. Ray); and (43) Bullying and the Gifted (Dorothy L. Espelage and Matthew T. King).
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Talent Development, Theories, Talent Identification, Screening Tests, Psychology, Student Needs, Social Influences, Emotional Response, Interpersonal Relationship, Barriers, Educational Policy, Compliance (Legal), Comorbidity, Disabilities, Underachievement, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Suicide, Personality Traits, Bullying, Educational History, Global Approach, Foreign Countries, Educational Practices, Intelligence, Best Practices, Creativity, Motivation, Individual Differences, At Risk Students, Disproportionate Representation, Acceleration (Education), School Culture, Curriculum, Instruction, Teaching Methods, Females, Mental Health, Family Role, Emotional Intelligence, Career Counseling, Career Choice
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