Talented Teenagers: The Roots of Success and Failure
Cambridge University Press, 1997 - Psychology - 307 pages
Talented Teenagers is a fascinating and absorbing examination of what makes adolescents tick: what roles personality traits, family interactions, education, and the social environment play in a young person's motivation to develop his or her talent. Vivid descriptions in the students' own words bring the material to life. Parents, teachers, psychologists, and counselors will find in these pages concrete information abou the conditions that foster the cultivation of mental abilities in adolescence, for both the gifted and the average student.
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What is talent?
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How talented teenagers live
The development of talent
Fields and domains of talent in adolescence
The experience of talent
How families influence the development of talent
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