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2nd Edition

The Social and Emotional Development of Gifted Children
What Do We Know?

ISBN 9781003238928
Published September 23, 2021 by Routledge
328 Pages

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Book Description

The Social and Emotional Development of Gifted Children remains the only book that provides a comprehensive summary of the empirical research on the social and emotional development of gifted children by leading authorities in the field. It includes several features that make it the leading text on what we know about the social and emotional development of gifted children. For example, it summarizes the most significant findings from the empirical research on the topic. It also includes noteworthy variations that have been observed across cultural groups or global contexts. Each chapter also provides a short description of the practical applications that can be made from the research. This second edition includes an entirely new section on the psychosocial aspects of talent development, as well as addresses the burgeoning interest and research base regarding gifted performance. The text also includes several new topics that have emerged from the research in the past decade, such as the neuroscience of talent development and motivation for talent development. This book is a service publication of the National Association for Gifted Children.

Table of Contents

Preface and Acknowledgments Foreword Section I: Social and Emotional Characteristics and Needs of Gifted Children Chapter 1 Theories of Social and Emotional Development in Gifted Children Chapter 2 Gender Differences in Gifted Children Chapter 3 Perfectionism in Gifted Students Chapter 4 Gifted Children and Peer Relationships Chapter 5 Identity Development in Gifted Children Chapter 6 The Socioemotional Characteristics of Creatively and Artistically Gifted Children Section II: Potential Areas of Social or Emotional Risk Chapter 7 Depression and Suicide Among Gifted Children and Adolescents Chapter 8 Gifted Underachievement Chapter 9 The Social and Emotional Development of Twice-Exceptional Children Chapter 10 Living in the In-Between: High Creatives and Emotional Vulnerabilities Chapter 11 Gifted Children and Bullying Section III: Psychosocial Aspects of Talent Development Chapter 12 The Psychological Science of Talent Development Chapter 13 Psychosocial Factors in Talent Development Chapter 14 Motivation in Talent Development of High-Ability Students: Research Trends, Practical Implications, and Future Directions Chapter 15 Supportive Environments for Developing Talent Chapter 16 Optimal Parenting and Family Environments for Talent Development Section IV: Promising Supports and Interventions Chapter 17 The Social and Emotional Impact of Acceleration Chapter 18 Ability Grouping and the Socioemotional Development of Gifted Students Chapter 19 Counseling the Gifted Chapter 20 Career and Life Planning for Gifted Adolescents Chapter 21 Promoting Optimal Mindsets Among Gifted Children Chapter 22 What Have We Learned and What Should We Do Next? About The Editors About The Authors Index

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Maureen Neihart, Psy.D., a leading authority on the talent development in children, is a licensed child psychologist with more than 25 years of experience working with talented young people and their families. A former teacher and school counselor, she now is an internationally recognized leader on the psychological aspects of talent development, addressing between 20,000 and 40,000 people each year in her many talks and workshops throughout the U.S., Europe, Asia, and South America.


First published in 2002 as a review of empirical literature on the social and emotional needs of gifted children, this text serves as the only comprehensive summary of the research conducted by recognized authorities and is often used in graduate Gifted Education classes.

This edition contains much of the same information as the prior edition with additional information on psychosocial variables as predictors of high performance, a focus in each chapter on diversity issues, and a new publication template.

Each chapter is clearly labeled so that the reader can go straight to the section of their interest. For example, there is a chapter on Gifted Underachievement that can be read as a standalone. This feature by itself makes this text a valuable resource for educators of the gifted or higher ed students in gifted education classes.,Tracie Bell-Moon,MiddleWeb, 1/28/16
Much more than just a compilation of resources, The Social and Emotional Development of Gifted Children highlights essential research on the social and emotional well being of gifted young people.,Davidson Institute for Talent Development, 10/1/15