Author: Anne N. Rinn, Ph.D.
Product Code: 20042
ISBN: 9781646320042
Pages: 324
Availability: In stock.

Social, Emotional, and Psychosocial Development of Gifted and Talented Individuals:

  • Merges the fields of individual differences, developmental psychology, and educational psychology with the field of gifted education.
  • Provides a complete overview of the social, emotional, and psychosocial development of gifted and talented individuals.
  • Explores multiple paradigmatic lenses and varying conceptions of giftedness.
  • Serves as a comprehensive resource for graduate students, early career scholars, and teachers.
  • Addresses implications for the field of gifted education and future research.

This book is framed around four broad questions: (a) What is development?, (b) Are gifted individuals qualitatively different from others?, (c) Which psychosocial skills are necessary in the development of talent?, and (d) What effect does the environment have on the development of talent? Topics covered include developmental trajectories, personality development, social and emotional development, perfectionism, sensory sensitivity, emotional intensity, self-beliefs, motivation, systems perspective, psychosocial interventions, and counseling and mental health.


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Review by: Lewie Dunn, Georgia Military College - September 13, 2020
The work was easy to read and is based on the works of well-known leaders within the field of gifted education. The work ties the last century of research together and places it into modern day to allow an in-depth view of what the development of gifted and talented children looks like.

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