Talented Teenagers: The Roots of Success and Failure / Edition 1

Talented Teenagers: The Roots of Success and Failure / Edition 1

by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, Kevin Rathunde, Samuel Whalen
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0521574633

ISBN-13: 9780521574631

Pub. Date: 11/28/1996

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

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

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521574631
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
11/28/1996
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
797,288
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.71(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments; 1. Introduction; Part I. Talented Teens: 2. What is talent?; 3. How the study was conducted: methods and procedures; 4. What are talented teenagers like?; 5. How talented teenagers live; Part II. The development of Talent: 6. Fields and domains of talent in adolescence; 7. The experience of talent; 8. How families influence the development of talent; 9. Schools, teachers, and talent development; Part III. The Cultivation of Talent: 10. Commitment to talent and its correlates; 11. Cultivating talent throughout life; 12. What have we learned?; Appendixes; References; Index.

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