The Social and Emotional World of the Gifted

  • Anne N. RinnEmail author
  • Kristin L. Majority


The social and emotional world of the gifted encompasses both an exploration of their unique social and emotional characteristics and experiences, and the psychosocial skills necessary to develop their talents. Using the construct of asynchronous development, we explore a few social and emotional characteristics and experiences that may arise due to advanced intellectual development as compared to social and emotional development. We then discuss a number of psychosocial skills that are crucial for the development of talent.


Social and emotional development Psychosocial skills Asynchronous development Developmental trajectory 


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  1. 1.College of EducationUniversity of North TexasDentonUSA
  2. 2.Lakeview Elementary SchoolLittle ElmUSA

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