1st Edition

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

ISBN 9781646320042
Published August 15, 2020 by Routledge
324 Pages

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Book Description

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.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments Introduction Chapter 1: Background Section I: What Is Development? Chapter 2: Cognitive Development, Intelligence, and Developmental Trajectories Chapter 3: Personality Development Chapter 4: Social and Emotional Development Section II: Are Gifted Individuals Qualitatively Different From Nongifted Individuals? Chapter 5: Perfectionism Chapter 6: Sensory Sensitivity and Emotional Intensity Section III: Which Psychosocial Skills Are Necessary in the Development of Talent? Chapter 7: Self-Beliefs Chapter 8: Motivation Section IV: What Effect Does the Environment Have on the Development of Psychosocial Skills Conducive to the Development of Talent? Chapter 9: Systems Perspective Chapter 10: Psychosocial Interventions Chapter 11: Counseling and Mental Health Concluding Thoughts and Future Directions References About the Author

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Anne N. Rinn, Ph.D. is Professor of Educational Psychology at the University of North Texas, where she also serves as Director of the Office for Giftedness, Talent Development, and Creativity


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.,Lewie Dunn,Georgia Military College, 9/13/20