Author: Thomas P. HĂ©bert, Ph.D.
Product Code: 0103
ISBN: 9781646320103
Pages: 500
Availability: In stock.


The second edition of Understanding the Social and Emotional Lives of Gifted Students presents a comprehensive treatment of social and emotional development in high-ability learners. This text:

  • Discusses theories that guide the examination of the lived experiences of gifted students.
  • Features new topics, such as cyberbullying and microaggressions.
  • Covers social and emotional characteristics and behaviors evidenced in gifted learners.
  • Includes considerations for gifted underachievers, gifted culturally diverse students, twice-exceptional students, LGBTQ gifted students, and young people from low-income backgrounds.
  • Describes gifted students’ friendships and family relationships that support them, contextual influences that shape their social and emotional lives, and identity development.


The author provides a wealth of field-tested strategies for addressing social and emotional development. In addition, the book offers a plan for designing a gifted-friendly classroom environment to support the social and emotional well-being of gifted students and a comprehensive collection of resources to support professionals in gifted education research and practice.


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