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The Social and Emotional Lives of Gifted Students (Recorded on Oct 22, 2014)

 

George Betts, Professor Emeritus in Gifted Education, University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, CO; Tracy C. Missett, Assistant Professor, Sweet Briar College, Sweet Briar, VA

 

The social and emotional characteristics of gifted students have been discussed for decades both within and beyond the field of gifted education.  Too often in these discussions, gifted children are understood to be either exceptionally well-adjusted emotionally and successful socially or socially isolated and emotionally maladjusted.  Join two experienced presenters in the field of gifted education as they discuss how these competing stereotypes often fail to recognize that gifted children, like all children, experience emotional adjustment and social successes in widely varying degrees over the course of their development.  Topics discussed will include resilience, self-concept, family and peer relationships, perfectionism, motivation, and the role high intelligence possibly plays in protecting against mental health problems.  This session is a must for parents, teachers, school counselors and psychologists working with gifted students who will appreciate the illumination of a broad range of emotional and social characteristics gifted children display.