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

Author: Maureen Neihart (Editor), Sally M. Reis (Editor), Nancy M. Robinson (Editor), Sidney M. Moon (Editor)

Course Created: 2001

Practice Level: Intermediate

Book Required Duration: 8 hours
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Course Summary

Social and Emotional Development of Gifted Children includes chapters on peer pressures, perfectionism, underachievement, depression, delinquency, and gifted children with special needs. The subpopulations within the gifted community are also examined. Chapters present and review the relevant research on each topic.

Course Format

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Course Syllabus

  1. Effects of Acceleration on Gifted Learners
  2. Peer Pressures and Social Acceptance of Gifted Students
  3. Social and Emotional Issues for Exceptionally Intellectually Gifted Students
  4. Asynchronous Development
  5. Affect Regulation and the Gifted
  6. The Application of Dabrowski’s Theory to the Gifted
  7. Individual Differences in Gifted Students’ Attributions for Academic Performances
  8. Perfectionism in Gifted Children and Adolescents
  9. Underachievement in Gifted Students
  10. Gifted Children and Depression
  11. Delinquency and Gifted Children
  12. Risk and Resilience in Gifted Children: A Conceptual Framework
  13. Gifted Females in Elementary and Secondary School
  14. Gifted Males
  15. Gifted Students Who Are Gay, Lesbian, or Bisexual
  16. Racial Identity Among Gifted African American Students
  17. Creatively Gifted Children
  18. Gifted Students With Learning Disabilities
  19. Gifted Children With Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
  20. Parenting Practices That Promote Talent Development, Creativity, and Optimal Adjustment
  21. Counseling Needs and Strategies
  22. Career Counseling for Gifted and Talented Students
  23. Promoting a Positive Achievement Attitude With Gifted and Talented Students
  24. Models and Strategies for Counseling, Guidance, and Social and Emotional Support of Gifted and Talented Students

Learning Objectives

  • Discuss affect regulation in the gifted.
  • Describe underachievement in the gifted.
  • Explain characteristics of gifted males and females.
  • Describe characteristics of gifted students with special needs.
  • Explain the effect of academic acceleration on the gifted.
  • Discuss counseling the gifted.


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