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Talents Unfolding : Cognition and Development - Reva C. Friedman

Talents Unfolding

Cognition and Development

By: Reva C. Friedman (Editor), Bruce M. Shore (Editor)

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Published: 1st March 2000
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This guide sheds new light on the developmental aspects of giftedness and exceptional performance - insights that inform the encouragement of talents in so-called "normal" individuals as well. It provides a refreshing look at ability that extends the debate about giftedness far beyond the contours of IQ and into the realm of multiple intelligences and their environmental context. Contributors examine the nature of creativity and domain-specific expertise (eg. social giftedness, visual arts) to determine how talent can be nurtured, educated and developed. A potentially useful read for developmental, social, school and educational psychologists.

Contributors
Foreword
Preface
Introduction
Developmental Perspectives on Giftednessp. 1
Giftedness in Very Young Children: How Seriously Should It Be Taken?p. 7
Strategies for Modeling the Development of Giftedness in Childrenp. 27
A Sociohistorical Perspective on Exceptionally High-IQ Childrenp. 55
The Giftedness Matrix: A Developmental Perspectivep. 77
Tracking Trajectories of Talent: Child Prodigies Growing Upp. 89
Giftedness and Cognitionp. 119
Cognition, Development, and Exceptional Talent in Infancyp. 123
Life-Span Cognitive Giftedness: The Development of Relativistic Thinkingp. 149
Metacognition and Flexibility: Qualitative Differences in How Gifted Children Thinkp. 167
Domain-Related Talentp. 189
Social Giftedness in Childhood: A Developmental Perspectivep. 195
On the Nature of Expertise in Visual Artp. 217
Finding the Problem Finders: Problem Finding and the Identification and Development of Talentp. 233
Was Mozart, at Risk? A Developmentalist Looks at Extreme Talentp. 251
Author Indexp. 265
Subject Indexp. 273
About the Editorsp. 279
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ISBN: 9781557986436
ISBN-10: 1557986436
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 336
Published: 1st March 2000
Publisher: American Psychological Association
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 26.7 x 19.0  x 2.5
Weight (kg): 0.91