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Ogurlu, Uzeyir; Yalin, Hatun Sevgi; Yavuz Birben, Fazilet – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 2018
The aim of this study was to examine the relationship between psychological symptoms, creativity, and loneliness among gifted middle school students and to analyze gender difference in psychological symptoms. The study used a correlational design, consisting of 91 gifted middle school students. The Brief Symptom Inventory, the University of…
Descriptors: Psychological Characteristics, Symptoms (Individual Disorders), Creativity, Social Isolation
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Mohamed, Ahmed Hassan Hemdan; Kazem, Ali Mahdi; Pfeiffer, Steven; Alzubaidi, Abdul-Qawi; Elwan, Reda Abu; Ambosaidi, Abdullah; Al-Washahi, Mariam; Al-Kharosi, Tarek – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 2017
Research suggests that teacher-completed gifted screening scales can reduce undernomination of students with culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. The purpose of this study was to examine the use of the Gifted Rating Scales-School Form (GRS-S) in the identification of gifted students in Oman. The participants of the study represented…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Academically Gifted, Ability Identification, Talent Identification
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Olthouse, Jill M.; Sauder, Adrienne E. – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 2016
Exemplary adolescent creative writers' stories and poems demonstrate a connection between personal purposes for writing and the development of advanced technical skills. This hermeneutic analysis of 33 student texts (which were chosen because of their relation to the topic of literacy) reveals three main reasons for writing (remembrance,…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Creative Writing, Hermeneutics, Literacy
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Cross, Tracy L.; Coleman, Laurence J. – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 2014
In this article the author's research reports that giftedness is a combination of advanced development and creativity. It is developmental in nature in that it begins as potential (generally in young people), evolves into achievement within recognizable domains during the school years, and becomes increasingly advanced (compared with peers)…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Talent Development, Child Development, Adolescent Development
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Coxbill, Emmy; Chamberlin, Scott A.; Weatherford, Jennifer – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 2013
Traditional classroom methods for identifying mathematically creative students have been inadequate. Identifying students who could potentially be mathematically creative is instrumental in the development of students and in meeting their affective and educational needs. One prospective identification tool is the use of model-eliciting activities…
Descriptors: Creativity, Classroom Techniques, Quality Assurance, Mathematics
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Tirri, Kirsi; Kuusisto, Elina – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 2013
The purpose of this article is to provide an overview of the ways gifted and talented pupils are served in Finland. The trend toward individualism and freedom of choice as well as national policy affecting gifted education are discussed. Empirical research on Finnish teachers' attitudes toward gifted education with respect to the national…
Descriptors: Talent, Gifted, Students, Foreign Countries
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Miller, Angie L.; Lambert, Amber D.; Speirs Neumeister, Kristie L. – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 2012
The current study explores the potential relationships among perceived parenting style, perfectionism, and creativity in a high-ability and high-achieving young adult population. Using data from 323 honors college students at a Midwestern university, bivariate correlations suggested positive relationships between (a) permissive parenting style and…
Descriptors: Educational Attainment, Parent Child Relationship, Creativity, Child Rearing
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Aljughaiman, Abdullah M.; Ayoub, Alaa Eldin A. – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 2012
The current study investigated the effects of a school enrichment program on the analytical, creative, and practical abilities of elementary gifted students. Forty-two students (N = 42) from the fifth and sixth grade of the Al-Shawkany School in Saudi Arabia were randomly chosen to participate in the study according to two criteria: (a) being…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Grade 5, Grade 6
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Walker, Cheryl L.; Shore, Bruce M. – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 2011
The social and cognitive phenomena associated with theory of mind (ToM) and research on the social and cognitive qualities of giftedness have not been sufficiently connected. The common focus areas for ToM researchers (e.g., false-belief understanding, deception, and autism) should be of interest to gifted education research because these are…
Descriptors: Theory of Mind, Gifted, Perspective Taking, Educational Research
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Lemons, Gay – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 2011
Although it is important to include creative potential in the criteria for gifted programs, a review of the literature reveals creativity testing for this purpose to be a controversial topic. As creativity is a complex, multifaceted construct difficult to measure and operationalize, instruments purporting to measure creative abilities may lead to…
Descriptors: Creativity, Controversial Issues (Course Content), Gifted, Testing
Mann, Eric L. – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 2006
For the gifted mathematics student, early mastery of concepts and skills in the mathematics curriculum usually results in getting more of the same work and/or moving through the curriculum at a faster pace. Testing, grades, and pacing overshadow the essential role of creativity involved in doing mathematics. Talent development requires creative…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Mathematical Aptitude, Creativity, Mathematics
Sternberg, Robert J.; Grigorenko, Elena L. – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 2003
In this article, we discuss the theory of successful intelligence as a basis for identifying gifted children, teaching such children, and assessing their achievement. First, we briefly review the theory of successful intelligence. Then, we describe how to teach and assess for successful intelligence. Next, we discuss and answer potential…
Descriptors: Intelligence, Gifted, Ability Identification, Teaching Methods
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Koro-Ljungberg, Mirka – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 2001
This article uses the metaphor of game in examining how 26 successful Finnish scientists defined and depicted their creative processes. Life-story interviews were analyzed in terms of various stages and characteristics of creative processes suggesting a collage-like dialogue that creates multiple layers of meanings to illustrate the creativity…
Descriptors: Adults, Biographies, Creativity, Creativity Research
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Subotnik, Rena F. – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 2000
This interview with Martin Seligman, a past-president of the American Psychological Association and the author of seminal works in the areas of both learned helplessness and optimism, discusses his interest in positive psychology and giftedness, fostering creative genius, his childhood and move from philosophy to psychology, and future plans.…
Descriptors: Adults, Creative Thinking, Creativity, Family Influence
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Smith, Jeffrey K.; And Others – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 1983
Creative movement, guided fantasy, testlike, and control warm-up activities influenced Torrance Test of Creative Thinking subtest scores of fluency, elaboration, and originality, but not total test scores for 235 third graders. (Author/CL)
Descriptors: Creative Development, Creativity, Creativity Tests, Primary Education
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