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Ophélie A. Desmet; Robert J. Sternberg – Roeper Review, 2024
Researchers have argued that many leaders, such as CEOs and politicians, tend to possess narcissistic traits. At healthy and productive levels, narcissistic traits, such as self-promotion, may actually be an advantage to achieving success in some fields. Yet, few researchers have explored gifted narcissists as a twice-exceptionality. This article…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Personality Traits, Intelligence, Gifted
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C. June Maker; Randy Pease; A. Kadir Bahar – Roeper Review, 2024
During the Cultivating Diverse Talent in STEM (CDTIS), studies were designed to identify and cultivate talent in potential innovators from low socioeconomic status (SES) and cultural groups underrepresented in the region: American Indian and Hispanic. Comparisons were made between those identified using conventional measures (CI) and those…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Academically Gifted, Talent Development, Talent Identification
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Robert J. Sternberg – Roeper Review, 2024
This article discusses a problem in the field of giftedness--the meaning and deployment of giftedness in authoritarian systems, or in declining, failing, or pseudo-democracies. This problem exists for much of the world's population yet seems to be relatively little discussed. The article opens with a consideration of what the problem is. It then…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Personality Traits, Gifted Education, Authoritarianism
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Anne Van de Vijver; Sven Mathijssen – Roeper Review, 2024
High ability and talent development literature present different and sometimes competing or contradictory goals for talent development. One side emphasizes that talents should be developed to enable individuals with high abilities to make societal contributions, while the other side focuses on the individual's personal life goals. This article…
Descriptors: Philosophy, Talent Development, Ability, Theories
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Hava Vidergor – Roeper Review, 2024
The current study examined the effects of an intervention developing Futures Thinking Literacy (FTL) among middle school gifted and regular students. Study participants (N = 877) were divided into gifted students studying in separate classes, gifted students studying in pullout centers, and regular students. The quantitative research applied a…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Middle School Students, Program Effectiveness, Intervention
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Ophélie A. Desmet; Tania Gevaert; F. Richard Olenchak – Roeper Review, 2024
Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD), also known as Dyspraxia, is an often overlooked or misdiagnosed disorder and little research exists on how it manifests among cognitively gifted children. The purpose of this study was to examine clinical profiles among 25 children diagnosed with DCD and identified as cognitively gifted to explore the…
Descriptors: Gifted, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Psychomotor Skills, Developmental Disabilities
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Brandon LeBeau; Megan Foley-Nicpon; Alissa F. Doobay; Katherine Schabilion; Christopher L. Smith; Amanda J. Berns; Susan G. Assouline – Roeper Review, 2024
How mental health disorders such as obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) manifest in high ability youth has received little empirical attention, and differentiating OCD from other diagnoses like autism spectrum disorder (ASD) can be challenging. The purpose of this study was to examine clinical profiles among OCD, ASD, or no diagnosis for those of…
Descriptors: Psychological Patterns, Cognitive Ability, Anxiety Disorders, Mental Health
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Michelle Ronksley-Pavia – Roeper Review, 2024
This article reports on the findings of a qualitative case study exploring the auditory skill "deficits" of a twice-exceptional male student who had multiple exceptionalities, including deficits in auditory processing skills, which contributed to learning issues and social connection difficulties in unique ways. Auditory skill deficits…
Descriptors: Auditory Perception, Perceptual Impairments, Gifted Disabled, Learning Problems
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Paul Beljan; Justin M. Gardner; Dana Homaijani – Roeper Review, 2024
Children with gifted intellects often earn lower scores on measures of processing speed than their nongifted counterparts. However, neuropsychological research indicates such a profile of scores is likely not due to a true innate neurocognitive processing speed deficit but is rather a statistical artifact resulting from the interference of common…
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Gifted, Children, Intelligence Tests
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John Terry Ward – Roeper Review, 2024
This article looks at how colonialism has contributed to the racialized history of Indigenous people by unethical diagnostic implementations of categories and classifications, while overlooking exceptionalities when assessing Indigenous people. By understanding how settler-colonial assessments and/or diagnostic tests have been developed and…
Descriptors: Colonialism, Indigenous Populations, Land Settlement, United States History
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Baum, Susan – Roeper Review, 2023
Marcia Gentry personified a life well-lived. In this tribute to her work and legacy, her early ideas are highlighted. The author describes her professional experiences with Marcia during the years when Marcia was a doctoral student at the University of Connecticut. Recalling her initial motivation for a more inclusive form of identification of…
Descriptors: Biographies, Inclusion, Identification, Gifted Education
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Pereira, Nielsen; Peters, Scott J. – Roeper Review, 2023
In this article, we explore the work of Marcia Gentry as it relates to Project Having Opportunities Promotes Excellence (HOPE).We describe Project HOPE, the hundreds of scholarships it provided to students from around the country, and the broader effect it had on gifted student programs at Purdue University. We also discuss how Project HOPE…
Descriptors: Biographies, Scholarships, Gifted Education, Universities
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Renzulli, Joseph S. – Roeper Review, 2023
In this article, I describe a few personal favorite contributions of Dr. Marcia Gentry, one of the most successful graduates from our doctoral program at the University of Connecticut, as well as a dear friend and collaborator. Marcia focused her life's work on the need to serve underserved and often-neglected populations in our field and…
Descriptors: Biographies, Gifted Education, Talent Development, State Universities
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Sternberg, Robert J.; Ghahremani, Mehdi; Ehsan, Hoda – Roeper Review, 2023
Myside bias, a form of confirmation bias, is a major impediment to scientific thinking. It results in scientists, potential scientists, and consumers of science drawing conclusions that do not follow from data but rather that follow from prior scientific, ideological beliefs. Gifted people are at least as susceptible to these biases as are other…
Descriptors: Beliefs, Ideology, Bias, Gifted
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Maker, C. June; Pease, Randy; Zimmerman, Robert – Roeper Review, 2023
Although writers have advocated a shift from the gifted child to a talent development paradigm, changes in methods for identifying and cultivating talent in STEM are needed. We present evidence that using a talent development paradigm supported by differentiation with an organicist rather than a mechanistic perspective was effective in identifying…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Creative Thinking, Problem Solving, Academically Gifted
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