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Genius and the Mind: Studies of Creativity and Temperament

Andrew Steptoe (ed.)

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198523734
eISBN:
9780191688997
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198523734.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

Taking as examples the lives of creative individuals through history, this book considers the nature of creativity and genius from a psychological standpoint. Eleven chapters, contributed by leading ... More


The structure of musical talent

Dina Kirnarskaya

in The Natural Musician: On abilities, giftedness, and talent

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199560134
eISBN:
9780191701795
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199560134.003.0021
Subject:
Psychology, Music Psychology

The structure of musical giftedness is a reflection of the path of development which music has followed over the entire course of human history. Musical talent was arranged and formed together with ... More


Criminal Genius: A Portrait of High-IQ Offenders

James C. Oleson

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780520282414
eISBN:
9780520958098
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520282414.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

For one hundred years, criminologists have studied crime and intelligence, concluding that offenders possess IQ scores eight to ten points below those of non-offenders. Although the criminal genius ... More


Twice Exceptional: Supporting and Educating Bright and Creative Students with Learning Difficulties

Scott Barry Kaufman (ed.)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780190645472
eISBN:
9780190645496
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190645472.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology

This book is dedicated to supporting children who simultaneously have areas of giftedness (i.e., have exceptional capacities, competencies, creativity, and commitments) while also having exceptional ... More


Giftedness and Talent

Gary E. Mcpherson and Aaron Williamon

in The Child as Musician: A handbook of musical development

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198530329
eISBN:
9780191689765
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198530329.003.0012
Subject:
Psychology, Music Psychology

One of the most contentious debates in psychology, education, biology, and other related disciplines centres on the source of exceptional ... More


On special abilities

Dina Kirnarskaya

in The Natural Musician: On abilities, giftedness, and talent

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199560134
eISBN:
9780191701795
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199560134.003.0012
Subject:
Psychology, Music Psychology

Five qualities — abilities, giftedness, talent, intelligence, and creativity — are attributes that together determine success in life. The very idea of talent, its status as a rare gift, has long ... More


The giftedness of the composer

Dina Kirnarskaya

in The Natural Musician: On abilities, giftedness, and talent

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199560134
eISBN:
9780191701795
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199560134.003.0018
Subject:
Psychology, Music Psychology

The art of music, its inalienable essential quality, lies in the ability to convey a feeling of communality and the merging of all into one; the more openly this feeling is expressed, the more ... More


Musical talent and heredity

Dina Kirnarskaya

in The Natural Musician: On abilities, giftedness, and talent

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199560134
eISBN:
9780191701795
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199560134.003.0024
Subject:
Psychology, Music Psychology

It is possible to suppose that musical abilities have a more direct relationship with biology and genetics than the abilities of a lawyer or a bookkeeper. Music appeared much earlier than many other ... More


Talent as Performance

Joanne Haroutounian

in Kindling the Spark: Recognizing and Developing Musical Talent

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195129489
eISBN:
9780197561966
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195129489.003.0010
Subject:
Education, Teaching of a Specific Subject

The lovely student pianist was bowing graciously to an appreciative audience of music teachers from across the country. She was the junior high winner of a ... More


Talent as Giftedness

Joanne Haroutounian

in Kindling the Spark: Recognizing and Developing Musical Talent

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195129489
eISBN:
9780197561966
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195129489.003.0012
Subject:
Education, Teaching of a Specific Subject

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart began composing at the age of four. He toured as a prodigy for three years before the age of ten, astounding audiences with his ... More


Reflections

Joanne Haroutounian

in Kindling the Spark: Recognizing and Developing Musical Talent

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195129489
eISBN:
9780197561966
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195129489.003.0013
Subject:
Education, Teaching of a Specific Subject

The Grand Canyon scene from chapter one seems a distant memory now that we have examined the perspectives of musical talent from experts across different ... More


Teaching Music to Students Who Are Intellectually Gifted

Alice M. Hammel and Ryan M. Hourigan

in Teaching Music to Students with Special Needs: A Label-Free Approach

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195395402
eISBN:
9780197562819
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195395402.003.0015
Subject:
Education, Teaching of Specific Groups and Special Educational Needs

There are students like Hannah in our public schools. They are inquisitive, questioning, exceptionally interested, and have a distinct look about them as ... More


Perspectives

Joanne Haroutounian

in Kindling the Spark: Recognizing and Developing Musical Talent

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195129489
eISBN:
9780197561966
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195129489.003.0007
Subject:
Education, Teaching of a Specific Subject

Four friends were observing the Grand Canyon for the first time—a geologist, an environmentalist, a photographer, and a poet. The geologist scientifically ... More


Giftedness within the Confucian-heritage Cultures

Shane N. Phillipson and Hoi Yan Cheung

in Learning Diversity in the Chinese Classroom: Contexts and Practice for Students with Special Needs

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9789622098725
eISBN:
9789882207134
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622098725.003.0007
Subject:
Education, Secondary Education

The focus of this chapter is gifted education in several countries and regions with a Confucian-heritage culture (CHC), namely China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Japan and South Korea. With the growing ... More


Yes, Giftedness (Aka “innate” talent) does exist! 1

Françoys Gagné

in The Complexity of Greatness: Beyond Talent or Practice

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199794003
eISBN:
9780199345212
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199794003.003.0010
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter pursues two main goals: (a) demonstrate that natural abilities—and their outstanding expression as gifts—really exist (the mainstream Pronat position), and that recent attacks by a few ... More


Cognitive issues in the development of musically gifted children

Jeanne Bamberger

in Discovering the Musical Mind: A view of creativity as learning

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199589838
eISBN:
9780191747595
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199589838.003.0008
Subject:
Psychology, Music Psychology, Developmental Psychology

This chapter reports on the work of two exceptionally gifted violinists aged 8 and 9, working on a task similar to Chapter 6. The violinists work is prefaced with some general comments to introduce ... More


Turning music theory on its ear: Do we hear what we see? Do we see what we say?

Jeanne Bamberger

in Discovering the Musical Mind: A view of creativity as learning

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199589838
eISBN:
9780191747595
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199589838.003.0015
Subject:
Psychology, Music Psychology, Developmental Psychology

There is a question being asked more and more frequently in the music education literature (and often echoed in the math and science education literature). Why do fundamentals courses, which are ... More


Giftedness and Evidence for Reproducibly Superior Performance: An Account Based on the Expert-Performance Framework

K. Anders Ericsson, Roy W. Roring, Kiruthiga Nandagopal, and Florida State University, USA

in The Complexity of Greatness: Beyond Talent or Practice

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199794003
eISBN:
9780199345212
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199794003.003.0009
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

Giftedness researchers have long debated whether there is empirical evidence to support a distinction between giftedness and attained level of achievement. In this paper we propose a general ... More


Building gifts into musical talents

Gary E. McPherson and Aaron Williamon

in The Child as Musician: A handbook of musical development

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780198744443
eISBN:
9780191805776
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198744443.003.0018
Subject:
Psychology, Music Psychology, Developmental Psychology

This chapter unravels issues surrounding the nature–nurture debate and how this impacts on conceptions of remarkable achievement in music. It describes a framework that distinguishes between domains ... More


Who Makes Art and Why?

Ellen Winner

in How Art Works: A Psychological Exploration

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780190863357
eISBN:
9780190936525
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190863357.003.0015
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter asks who becomes an artist. The course of typical versus gifted artistic development is first delineated. This leads to the question of whether artists are individuals born with innate ... More


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