5th Edition

On the Social and Emotional Lives of Gifted Children

By Tracy L. Cross Copyright 2018
    378 Pages
    by Prufrock Press

    Raising happy, successful children is a goal of every parent of gifted children. In On the Social and Emotional Lives of Gifted Children, the nation's leading authority on the psychology of gifted children offers advice and encouragement for both parents and teachers. In a thoughtful, conversational style, the author offers an in-depth look at the complex social and emotional issues faced by gifted children. This revised and updated fifth edition of the popular text contains more than 12 new chapters.

    On the Social and Emotional Lives of Gifted Children tackles important and timely issues dealing with the social and emotional needs of today's gifted children, including who gifted children are and what giftedness means; how parents, teachers, and counselors can guide gifted children; the issues facing gifted students in the 21st century, such as technology and terrorism; and how the education of gifted children can adapt for the future. This concise, sensitive look at gifted children and their social and emotional world offers unique insights for both teachers and parents who support these special children.

    Foreword Preface Introduction A Continuum Of Psychological Services: Setting The Stage For The Chapters Section I About Gifted Children: Who They Are And Why Chapter 1 Examining Beliefs About The Gifted Chapter 2 The Personal Narratives Of Students With Gifts And Talents Chapter 3 Using A Baseball Metaphor To Illustrate The Opportunities Of Gifted Students From Different Socioeconomic Backgrounds Chapter 4 Determining The Needs Of Gifted Children Chapter 5 “Boushieness” And Helping Others: The Life Of A Gifted Female African American Student Chapter 6 Competing With Myths About The Social And Emotional Development Of Gifted Students Chapter 7 Social And Emotional Development Of Gifted Children: Straight Talk Chapter 8 Gifted Children And Erikson’s Theory Of Psychosocial Development Chapter 9 A Consideration Of Axiomatic Statements Chapter 10 How Gifted Students Cope With Mixed Messages Chapter 11 On Chance And Being Gifted Section Ii Guiding Gifted Children Chapter 12 Guiding And Supporting The Development Of Gifted Children Chapter 13 Practical Advice For Guiding The Gifted Chapter 14 Working On Behalf Of Gifted Students Chapter 15 A Psychosocial Bill Of Rights For Students (Including Those With Gifts And Talents) Chapter 16 Developing Relationships, Communication, And Identity Chapter 17 Swagger Or Humility Or Swagger And Humility: A New Goal For Educating Students With Gifts And Talents Chapter 18 Putting The Well-Being Of All Students (Including Gifted Students) First Chapter 19 Owning The Problem Of Undesirable Behavior: Disintermediation And How Our Children Are Taught To Drink, Smoke, And Gamble Chapter 20 Self-Mutilation And Gifted Children Chapter 21 The Necessity Of Psychological Services For Students With Gifts And Talents Chapter 22 Gifted Students And The Adults Who Provide For Them: Lessons Learned From Terrorism Section Iii Gifted Children Today Chapter 23 Gifted Students’ Social And Emotional Development In The 21st Century Chapter 24 Technology And The Unseen World Of Gifted Students Chapter 25 Growing Up Gifted Amid A Culture Of Social Media Chapter 26 Digital Immigrants, Natives, And “Tweeners”: A Glimpse Into The Future For Our Students With Gifts And Talents Chapter 27 Nerds And Geeks: Society’s Evolving Stereotypes Of Our Students With Gifts And Talents Chapter 28 Can The Obsessions Of Gifted Students Be Positive Drivers In Their Development? Chapter 29 The Lived Experiences Of Gifted Students In School, Or On Gifted Students And Columbine Chapter 30 The Rage Of Gifted Students Chapter 31 The Effects Of Educational Malnourishment On The Psychological Well-Being Of Gifted Students Chapter 32 Beliefs Of Supporters Of Gifted Education Chapter 33 Walking The Straight And Narrow: The Role Of School Punishment In The Emotional Decline Of The Gifted Student Chapter 34 The Many Faces Of Bullies Chapter 35 Modeling, Vicarious Learning, And Basic Needs: Helping All Children (Including Gifted Children) Recover From An Incendiary Political Season Section Iv Suicidal Behavior And Gifted Students Chapter 36 Examining Claims About Gifted Children And Suicide Chapter 37 Psychological Autopsy Provides Insight Into Gifted Adolescent Suicide Chapter 38 On Preventing Suicide Among Gifted Students Chapter 39 A School-Based Approach To Preventing Suicide Among Students With Gifts And Talents Chapter 40 The Role Of Contagion In The Suicidal Behavior Of Students With Gifts And Talents Section V Where We Have Been And Where We Are Going Chapter 41 Contemporary Issues In The Psychosocial Development Of Students With Gifts And Talents Chapter 42 The Changing Life Metaphor Of Gifted Youth Chapter 43 Changing Times Chapter 44 Disrupting Social Contracts That Affect Gifted Students: An Homage To “Harrison Bergeron” Chapter 45 Top 10 (Plus Or Minus Two) List For The 21st Century References Resources About The Author


    Tracy L. Cross, Ph.D., holds an endowed chair, Jody and Layton Smith Professor of Psychology and Gifted Education, and is the executive director of the Center for Gifted Education and the Institute for Research on the Suicide of Gifted Students at William & Mary.