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Kozbelt, Aaron – High Ability Studies, 2017
In this paper, I review the empirical evidence for advantages in visual perception and attention that may be associated with high levels of drawing skill. Particularly in the last few decades, some substantial progress on these issues has been made, although frequently with inconsistent or even contradictory results across studies, some…
Descriptors: Freehand Drawing, Expertise, Visual Arts, Artists
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Foley-Nicpon, Megan; Assouline, Susan G.; Kivlighan, D. Martin; Fosenburg, Staci; Cederberg, Charles; Nanji, Michelle – High Ability Studies, 2017
Contemporary models highlight the need to cultivate cognitive and psychosocial factors in developing domain-specific talent. This model was the basis for the current study where high ability youth with self-reported social difficulties (n = 28, 12 with a coexisting disability) participated in a social skills and talent development intervention…
Descriptors: Social Development, Talent Development, Intervention, Interpersonal Competence
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Leikin, Roza; Leikin, Mark; Paz-Baruch, Nurit; Waisman, Ilana; Lev, Miri – High Ability Studies, 2017
In order to achieve the present study's goal--to understand better the phenomenon of mathematical giftedness--we performed a multidimensional examination of the mental processing in students who exhibited mathematical expertise (EM) at the secondary school level. The study included participants from the three groups: students who excelled in…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Mathematics Skills, Cognitive Processes, Secondary School Students
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Cross, Tracy L.; Cross, Jennifer Riedl – High Ability Studies, 2017
Optimal talent development can only occur when high ability students are willing to take opportunities for growth in a domain and are able to persist when presented with challenges that accompany performance or production at the highest levels. This paper proposes the use of Erikson's theory of psychosocial development to provide a framework…
Descriptors: Psychological Patterns, Social Development, Talent Development, Social Theories
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Wai, Jonathan; Rindermann, Heiner – High Ability Studies, 2017
There are many factors that go into high educational and occupational achievement, including hard work, motivation, and luck. But how important is talent? Specifically, how likely were global innovators and leaders intellectually talented or gifted when younger? This paper reviews retrospective data on multiple US samples (Total N = 11,745),…
Descriptors: High Achievement, Educational Background, Social Networks, Talent
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McCoach, D. Betsy; Yu, Huihui; Gottfried, Allen W.; Gottfried, Adele Eskeles – High Ability Studies, 2017
The Fullerton Longitudinal Study offers a unique opportunity to model the stability of intelligence and achievement and their relations from elementary through secondary school. Using latent variable modeling, we fit a cross-lagged panel model to examine the relations between intelligence and achievement in two academic domains: mathematics and…
Descriptors: Longitudinal Studies, Talent Development, Cognitive Ability, Academic Achievement
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Zeidner, Moshe – High Ability Studies, 2017
This paper presents a number of general principles and guidelines for the development of an emotional intelligence training program designed to foster emotional abilities in gifted students. The presented guidelines underscore the need for EI theory-driven program planning geared to the needs of gifted students; integrating activities into routine…
Descriptors: Emotional Intelligence, Academically Gifted, Program Development, Training
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Siegle, Del; McCoach, D. Betsy; Roberts, Anne – High Ability Studies, 2017
The beliefs and values students hold toward themselves, given tasks, and achievement itself can influence what tasks students seek, and whether they are able to obtain them. On the basis of previous research on underachievement and motivation, we developed the Achievement Orientation Model (AOM) to explore the issue of student achievement. The…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Self Efficacy, Talent Development, Self Concept
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Araújo, Liliana S.; Cruz, José Fernando A.; Almeida, Leandro S. – High Ability Studies, 2017
This study investigates the perceived role of psychological factors in achieving excellence in scientific research. Six outstanding scientists aged 33-42 were interviewed. Data were analyzed inductively resulting in three main dimensions: personality traits and characteristics, psychological skills and processes, and task-specific strategies.…
Descriptors: Psychological Patterns, Motivation, Scientific Research, Scientists
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Martin, Eric M.; Ewing, Martha E.; Oregon, Evelyn – High Ability Studies, 2017
The purpose of the current study was to investigate Division I athletes' prior sport participation and athletes' perceptions regarding sport specialization. Athletes (N = 1041) completed self-report surveys and indicated that participation in their collegiate sport began around nine years of age (M = 9.10, SD = 3.83). Athletes played a large…
Descriptors: College Students, College Athletics, Athletes, Intercollegiate Cooperation
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De Bondt, Niki; Van Petegem, Peter – High Ability Studies, 2017
The aim of this study is to investigate interrelationships between overexcitability and learning patterns from the perspective of personality development according to Dabrowski's theory of positive disintegration. To this end, Bayesian structural equation modeling (BSEM) is applied which allows for the simultaneous inclusion in the measurement…
Descriptors: Psychological Patterns, Structural Equation Models, Bayesian Statistics, College Students
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Godor, Brian P.; Szymanski, Antonia – High Ability Studies, 2017
There are two competing stereotypes of gifted students: harmony theory (gifted students are well adjusted and successful in life) and disharmony theory (giftedness forms a threat to a harmonious development). In this context, the PISA 2012 data were used to explore middle-school students' experiences in terms of sense of belonging, student-teacher…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Achievement Tests, International Assessment, Academically Gifted
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Hornstra, Lisette; van der Veen, Ineke; Peetsma, Thea – High Ability Studies, 2017
This study focused on effects of high-ability programs on students' achievement emotions, i.e. emotions that students experience that are associated with achievement activities. Participants were students in grade 4-6 of primary education: 218 students attended full-time high-ability programs, 245 attended part-time high-ability programs (i.e.…
Descriptors: Psychological Patterns, Elementary School Students, Special Education, Gifted
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Tedesqui, Rafael A. B.; Young, Bradley W. – High Ability Studies, 2017
Grit, the tendency to work hard toward long-term goals, maintaining effort and interest over years despite failure and adversity, has predicted several achievement outcomes. However, minimal work has examined grit within a sport expertise development framework, and specifically its association with deliberate practice (DP) in sport. Participants,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Athletes, Factor Analysis, Persistence
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Fugate, C. Matthew; Gentry, Marcia – High Ability Studies, 2016
The manifestation of ADHD in girls who are gifted can place strains on motivation and academic performance as they enter their middle school years. The purpose of this collective case study research was to examine the lived experiences of five girls who are gifted with ADHD in order to gain an understanding of the array of coping mechanisms used…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Females, Comorbidity
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