Handbook of Giftedness in Children

Psychoeducational Theory, Research, and Best Practices

  • Steven I. Pfeiffer

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Albert Ziegler, Daniel Patrick Balestrini, Heidrun Stoeger
    Pages 15-28
  3. Robert J. Sternberg, Scott Barry Kaufman
    Pages 29-47
  4. Anne N. Rinn, Kristin L. Majority
    Pages 49-63
  5. Phillip L. Ackerman, Joni M. Lakin
    Pages 65-80
  6. Jonathan A. Plucker, Jiajun Guo, Matthew C. Makel
    Pages 81-99
  7. Moshe Zeidner
    Pages 101-114
  8. Barbara A. Kerr, Jonathan M. Huffman
    Pages 115-128
  9. Paula Olszewski-Kubilius
    Pages 129-147
  10. Linda Kreger Silverman
    Pages 183-207
  11. Frank C. Worrell, Dante D. Dixson
    Pages 209-226
  12. Kenneth G. Rice, Zachary B. Taber
    Pages 227-254
  13. Del Siegle
    Pages 285-297
  14. Steven I. Pfeiffer, Renata Muniz Prado
    Pages 299-313
  15. Megan Foley-Nicpon, Ji Youn Cindy Kim
    Pages 349-362
  16. Back Matter
    Pages 363-374

About this book


The second edition of this handbook incorporates the latest theory, research, and best practices in serving gifted and talented children and adolescents. The expanded and updated edition explores new and emerging ideas, themes, and findings, including the latest research from neuroscience and developmental psychology. It incorporates expanding conceptions of giftedness among researchers as both general and domain-specific as well as the value of viewing giftedness from a developmental perspective.  Chapters discuss a wide range of topics including assessment, the role of family in nurturing talent, and issues specific to subgroups such as disadvantaged gifted children and gifted children with special needs. In addition, the handbook provides guidelines for creating relevant interventions and designing curriculum for this diverse population.

Topics featured in the Handbook include:

·         The social and emotional world of the gifted.

·         Emotional intelligence and the gifted.

·         Perfectionism in gifted students.

·         Depression and suicide among gifted children.

·         Career counseling for the gifted and talented.

·         Best practices in the identification and assessment of the gifted.

The Handbook of Giftedness in Children, Second Edition is a must-have resource for researchers, clinicians and related professionals, policy makers, and graduate students across such interrelated disciplines as child and school psychology, social work, and education policy and politics as well as special and general education, public health, school nursing, occupational therapy, psychiatry, school counseling, and family studies.


Assessment measures and giftedness Career planning and gifted students Coexisting disabilities and gifted children Counseling gifted children Creativity and giftedness Curriculum, instruction, and gifted students Depression, suicide, and gifted children Ethics, professional practice, and gifted students Gender differences and giftedness Gifted education and youth Home-school partnerships and gifted children Identity and gifted children and adolescents Individual differences and giftedness International and multicultural perspectives on gifted children Intelligence constructs and gifted children Legal issues and giftedness Neuroscience and giftedness Parenting, families, peers, and gifted children Social-emotional intelligence and gifted children Twice exceptional gifted children

Editors and affiliations

  • Steven I. Pfeiffer
    • 1
  1. 1.College of EducationFlorida State UniversityTallahasseeUSA

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