The Springer Series on Human Exceptionality


The Springer Series on Human Exceptionality publishes books that focus on advances in theory and evidence-based research and practice on all aspects of human exceptionality. Series volumes address issues across the lifespan and include topics in exceptionality ranging from cognitive and intellectual abilities, emotional and motivational competencies, and creativity to the wide range of talents expressed in art, science, and athletics. Various descriptions that are often used to identify human exceptionalities are appropriate for the series and may examine the biological, neurological, and psychological underpinnings as well as environmental and cultural factors that cause or are implicated in understanding exceptional individuals and groups. In addition, books focusing on individual differences in such areas as leadership, high ability, special talents, and the human capacity to adapt to changing environments and effectively address adverse situations ranging from health conditions, changing demands across the life span, aging, natural catastrophes and war can be used to illustrate human robustness and ingenuity. Books in the series examine factors that shape and influence the range of human diversity and exceptionality.

Authors may elect to address these issues through quantitative or qualitative research methods. Examples range from large-scale studies of the short- and longer-term adjustment and psychological health of immigrant children removed from aversive environments to case study analyses of cognitive and personality factors that appear to be characteristic of and unique to leading scientists or political leaders.

This series publishes must-have resources for researchers, clinicians/practitioners, and graduate students in the behavioral, social, and biological sciences.