Encyclopedia of Giftedness, Creativity, and Talent, 1st Edition

  • Barbara Kerr University of Kansas
  • Published By: SAGE
  • ISBN-10: 1412971950
  • ISBN-13: 9781412971959
  • DDC: 371.95
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 1057 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2009 | Published/Released October 2009
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2009

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Educators have begun to recognize that identifying and accommodating students who are slower to learn may leave behind those who learn rapidly and think creatively. The nature of intelligence, the sources of innovation, and the ways to nurture special abilities are now topics of great interest to scholars in a wide variety of disciplines and to the general public. Policymakers, ranging from school board members to leaders of nations, must also make practical decisions about how communities and societies will treat their brightest, most promising students. With more than 400 entries, these two volumes review research findings on giftedness, talent, and creativity and their effect on education, training, science and the arts, government policy, and everyday life. The Encyclopedia of Giftedness, Creativity, and Talent provides a balanced, objective assessment of the various perspectives on the nature of intelligence, innovation, and optimal states. This state-of-the-art resource covers all major facets of the field, including achievement motivation, artistic ability, creative personality, emotional intelligence, gender differences, genius, intelligence testing, learning styles, minority underrepresentation, multiple intelligences, musical ability, prodigies, scientists, self actualization, thinking skills, and more.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Editorial Board.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
List of Entries.
Reader’s Guide.
About the Editor.
1: Absorption.
2: Academic Advising.
3: Academic Self-Concept.
4: Academic Talent.
5: Acceleration/A Nation Deceived.
6: Acceleration Options.
7: Achievement Motivation.
8: Act College Admission Examination.
9: Action Research.
10: Administrative Attitudes.
11: Administrative Decision Making.
12: Adolescent, Creative.
13: Adolescent, Gifted.
14: Adult, Gifted.
15: Advanced Placement.
16: Africa, Gifted Education.
17: African American, Gifted.
18: “Aha!” Experience.
19: American Psychological Association Center for Gifted Education Policy.
20: Anti-Intellectualism.
21: Aptitude Assessment.
22: Aptitudes.
23: Architecture.
24: Art Education.
25: Artistic Ability.
26: Artistic Assessment.
27: Asia, Gifted Education.
28: Asian American, Gifted.
29: Asperger’s Syndrome.
30: Aspiration Development and Self-Fulfillment.
31: Astronomy.
32: Asynchrony.
33: Athletic Giftedness.
34: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.
35: Attitudes Toward Gifted.
36: Attitudes Toward Religion and Spirituality.
37: Australia, Gifted Education.
38: Autism.
39: Autonomous Learner.
40: Belin-Blank Center.
41: Bell Curve.
42: Best Practices.
43: Bilingualism and Creativity.
44: Biographical Assessment of Creativity.
45: Biographical Methods in Gifted Education.
46: Biology Curriculum, Gifted.
47: Boys, Gifted.
48: Brain-Based Research.
49: Brain Hemisphericity.
50: Brain Imaging.
51: Brainstorming.
52: Bullying.
53: Canada, Gifted Education.
54: Career Counseling.
55: Cartooning.
56: Center for Gifted Education.
57: Center for Talent Development.
58: Character and Moral Development.
59: Chemistry Curriculum, Gifted.
60: Chess.
61: Children, Middle School.
62: China, Gifted Education.
63: Classical Languages Curriculum, Gifted.
64: Classics/Great Books.
65: Classroom Practices.
66: Cluster Grouping.
67: Cluster Grouping for English Language Learners.
68: Coaching.
69: Cognition.
70: Cognitive Abilities.
71: Cognitive Abilities Test.
72: Cognitive Development.
73: Collaborative Learning.
74: College Creativity.
75: College Gifted.
76: Competencies for Teachers of Gifted.
77: Competitions.
78: Conduct Disorder.
79: Confratute.
80: Consciousness.
81: Controversies in Gifted Education.
82: Council for Exceptional Children—the Association for the Gifted.
83: Creative Classroom Techniques.
84: Creative Communities.
85: Creative Leadership.
86: Creative Organizational Climate.
87: Creative Personality.
88: Creative Problem Solving.
89: Creative Process.
90: Creative Productivity.
91: Creative Teaching.
92: Creativity, Definition.
93: Creativity and Mental Illness.
94: Creativity and the Economic System.
95: Creativity Assessment.
96: Creativity in Engineering.
97: Creativity in Science.
98: Creativity in the Workplace.
99: Creativity Research Journal.
100: Creativity Theories.
101: Creativity Training.
102: Criminal Gifted.
103: Critical Thinking.
104: Cultural Conceptions of Giftedness.
105: Cultural Values.
106: Curriculum Models.
107: Dance.
108: Davidson Institute for Talent Development.
109: Declarative and Procedural Memory.
110: Depression.
111: Differentiated Model of Giftedness and Talent.
112: Differentiation.
113: Disabilities, Gifted.
114: Divergent Thinking.
115: Diversity in Gifted Education.
116: Domains of Talent.
117: Drama.
118: Dropouts, Gifted.
119: Dual Processing Model.
120: Dyslexia.
121: Early Admission, College.
122: Early Entrance, Kindergarten.
123: Early Identification.
124: Early Ripe, Early Rot.
125: Eating Disorders, Gifted.
126: Eccentricity and Temperament.
127: Effective Programs.
128: Elderly, Gifted.
129: Elementary Enrichment.
130: Elementary School, Literature Curriculum.
131: Elementary School, Mathematics Curriculum.
132: Elementary School, Science Curriculum.
133: Elementary School, Social Studies Curriculum.
134: Elementary School, Writing Curriculum.
135: Elitism.
136: Eminence.
137: Eminent and Everyday Creativity.
138: Eminent Women.
139: Emotional Development.
140: Emotional Intelligence.
141: Enrichment Theories.
142: Enrichment Triad Model.
143: Entrepreneurial Ability.
144: Eugenics.
145: Europe, Gifted Education.
146: Evaluation of Programs.
147: Everyday Creativity.
148: Existential Depression.
149: Existentially Gifted.
150: Expertise.
151: Extracurricular Activities.
152: Factor Analyses Creativity.
153: Family Achievement.
154: Family Creativity.
155: Film and Film-Making Gifted.
156: Flow.
157: Fluid and Crystallized Intelligence.
158: Friendships.
159: Future Problem Solving.
160: Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Gifted.
161: General Creativity.
162: Genetics of Creativity.
163: Genetic Studies of Genius.
164: Genius.
165: Gestalt Psychology and Creativity.
166: Gifted Child Quarterly.
167: Gifted Education Centers.
168: Gifted Education Resource Institute.
169: Gifted in the Workplace.
170: Giftedness, Definition.
171: Gifted Rating Scales.
172: Gifted Readers.
173: Girls, Gifted.
174: Global Issues.
175: Governor’s Schools.
176: Graduate Education.
177: Grandparenting.
178: Group Dynamics.
179: Guidance.
180: Habits of Mind.
181: Halbert Robinson Center.
182: Highly Gifted.
183: High-Stakes Testing.
184: Hispanic/Latino(A), Gifted.
185: Historiometry.
186: History of Creativity.
187: History of Gifted Education in the United States.
188: Hollingworth’s Studies of Highly Gifted Students.
189: Homeschooling.

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Barbara Kerr

Barbara Kerr, Ph.D., is the Williamson Family Distinguished Professor of Counseling Psychology at the University of Kansas. Educated at the University of Missouri and Ohio State University, she has served on faculties of the Universities of Nebraska and Iowa and Arizona State University. Her research is on the development of giftedness and creativity. She has written five books in this area, including: Smart Girls (1985, 1997); Smart Boys (2001); A Handbook for Counseling Gifted & Talented (1991, 2003); and Counseling Girls & Women: Volume 1, Talent, Risk & Resiliency and Volume 2, Talent Development (2005). She has authored over 100 articles and scholarly papers in the area of giftedness, creativity, and talent development and has won the American Psychological Association Presidential Citation for Research through Service and the American Psychological Foundation's Esther Katz Rosen Award for Research in Gifted Education. She has been on the editorial boards of the leading journals in her field and served as the Associate Director of the Belen Blank National Center for Gifted Education.