Ontwikkelingspsychologie

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2013: Basisboek mediërend leren

Niet de beperking, maar de ontwikkelbehoefte staat centraal.

Centraal thema in dit boek is het geloof van de auteurs in ieders ontwikkelmogelijkheden. Natuurlijk heeft niet iedereen dezelfde capaciteiten en natuurlijk dragen sommige mensen meer beperkingen met zich mee dan andere, maar er zijn altijd groeimogelijkheden.

In plaats van te zoeken naar een passende diagnose en daar de aandacht op te richten, heeft de begeleider de uitdagende taak om zijn leerling, cliënt of medewerker zo te begeleiden dat hij de ruimte, energie en durf heeft om zich verder te ontwikkelen. Belangrijke voorwaarden hierbij zijn onder meer het gebruikmaken van de aanwezige kwaliteiten, het uitbreiden van de cognitieve gereedschapskist (cognitieve functies) en de liefdevolle, op ontwikkeling gerichte interactiestijl van de begeleider (mediatie). Deze voorwaarden (en nog een aantal andere) worden gebundeld in het concept Mediërend Leren.

In dit boek wordt een pleidooi gehouden voor Mediërend Leren en haar waarde voor elk mens in ontwikkeling en voor elke begeleider die hem hierbij begeleidt. Tegelijkertijd is het een basisboek waarin de (theoretische) grondslagen en werkwijzen van het concept Mediërend Leren beschreven worden.

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Genre: Ontwikkelingspsychologie

2013: Het drama van het begaafde kind

We kunnen ons verleden totaal niet veranderen, de krenkingen die ons in onze kindertijd zijn aangedaan, kunnen we niet ongedaan maken. Maar we kunnen wel onszelf veranderen, onszelf ‘repareren’, onze verloren integriteit heroveren. Dat kunnen we doen door te besluiten de in ons lichaam opgeslagen kennis van wat vroeger gebeurd is nader te bekijken en deze dichter bij ons bewustzijn te brengen. Dat is inderdaad een ongemakkelijke procedure, maar het is de enige die ons de mogelijkheid biedt eindelijk de onzichtbare en toch zo wrede gevangenis van de kindertijd te verlaten en onszelf te transformeren van onbewust slachtoffer van het verleden in een verantwoordelijk mens die zijn geschiedenis kent en ermee leeft.

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Genre: Liefde & Relaties, Ontwikkelingspsychologie, Rouw & Trauma

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Developmental psychology

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2017: Mindset. Changing the way you think to fulfil your potential

World-renowned Stanford University psychologist Carol Dweck, in decades of research on achievement and success, has discovered a truly groundbreaking idea-the power of our mindset. Dweck explains why it’s not just our abilities and talent that bring us success-but whether we approach them with a fixed or growth mindset. She makes clear why praising intelligence and ability doesn’t foster self-esteem and lead to accomplishment, but may actually jeopardize success. With the right mindset, we can motivate our kids and help them to raise their grades, as well as reach our own goals-personal and professional. Dweck reveals what all great parents, teachers, CEOs, and athletes already know: how a simple idea about the brain can create a love of learning and a resilience that is the basis of great accomplishment in every area.

Attention: not all theories and models in this book are scientifically proven.

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Genre: Developmental psychology, Work life

2017: APA Handbook of giftedness and talent

The APA Handbook of Giftedness and Talent incorporates the most recent thinking and cutting-edge research from a wide range of fields related to gifted education, including developmental and social psychology, the neurosciences, cognitive science, and education.

It consists of six sections:

  • History and global perspectives on the gifted field and talent development;
  • Theories and conceptions of giftedness and talent development;
  • Gifted identification and assessment;
  • Gifted education;
  • Psychological considerations in understanding the gifted (e.g., the family, social and emotional considerations, friendships and peer relations); and
  • Special issues facing the gifted (e.g., policy and legal issues; the twice exceptional learner; underachievement and the gifted; ADHD and the gifted; suicide; perfectionism; bullying).

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Genre: Developmental psychology, Gifted children, Special populations

2015: When gifted kids don’t have all the answers. How to meet their social and emotional needs

Gifted kids are so much more than test scores and grades. Still, it’s sometimes difficult to see past the potential to the child who may be anxious, lonely, confused, or unsure of what the future might bring. This book, now fully revised with updated information and new survey quotes, offers practical suggestions for addressing the social and emotional needs of gifted students. The authors present ways to advocate for gifted education; help gifted underachievers, perfectionists, and twice-exceptional students; and provide all gifted kids with a safe, supportive learning environment. Complete with engaging stories, strategies, activities, and resources, this book is for anyone committed to helping gifted students thrive. Includes online digital content.

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Genre: Developmental psychology, Gifted children, Special populations

2015: The social and emotional development of gifted children. What do we know?

The Social and Emotional Development of Gifted Children remains the only book that provides a comprehensive summary of the empirical research on the social and emotional development of gifted children by leading authorities in the field. It includes several features that make it the leading text on what we know about the social and emotional development of gifted children. For example, it summarizes the most significant findings from the empirical research on the topic. It also includes noteworthy variations that have been observed across cultural groups or global contexts. Each chapter also provides a short description of the practical applications that can be made from the research. This second edition includes an entirely new section on the psychosocial aspects of talent development, as well as addresses the burgeoning interest and research base regarding gifted performance. The text also includes several new topics that have emerged from the research in the past decade, such as the neuroscience of talent development and motivation for talent development.

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Genre: Developmental psychology, Gifted children

2013: Off the charts. Asynchrony and the gifted child

The editors have brought together 19 essays by renowned gifted education specialists (see below for the full list) to produce this important new publication for 2013.

Off the Charts is an exploration of the effects of asynchronous development on gifted children and adults. It contains sections on Asynchrony and the Individual, Asynchrony and the Family, Asynchrony and Learning and chapters describe the nature of asynchrony, methods of dealing with the challenges of asynchrony, and recommendations for adapting education in a variety of settings. A Bibliography on Asynchronous Development provides extensive further reading.

The contributors’ contention is that Gifted Education should be from a child-centered perspective, rather than from a ‘product perspective’ in which the emphasis is on achievement, competition and outer recognition. The child-centered approach concentrates on self-development and personal growth and fosters interrelatedness and wholeness.

It is an important resource for parents, teachers, counselors, and others concerned with the optimal development of gifted to highly-gifted individuals.

The book is dedicated to Annemarie Roeper (1918-2012) who before she died contributed a chapter.

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Genre: Developmental psychology, Gifted adults, Gifted children

2012: Growing up gifted. Developing the potential of children at school and at home

Growing Up Gifted, 8e features the most up-to-date research on gifted and talented education and covers students from preschool through secondary education.

Written by an internationally-known expert, this text explores who gifted learners are, how they become gifted, and discusses methods used to support their learning, growth, and development. Grounded in the latest research on brain function, this edition considers how these new findings can improve teaching tools and learning experiences for gifted students. Revised chapters address culturally responsive teaching, alternative environments, and various models for gifted education. Building on its trusted reputation, this edition helps readers understand intelligence, create environments that maximize gifts and talents, and implement services that develop the potential of gifted learners.

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Genre: Developmental psychology, Gifted children

2011: The gifted teen survival guide. Smart, sharp, and ready for (almost) anything

Based on new surveys of nearly 1,500 gifted teens, this book is the ultimate guide to thriving in a world that doesn’t always support or understand high ability. Full of surprising facts, survey results, step-by-step strategies, inspiring teen quotes, and insightful expert essays, the guide gives readers the tools they need to appreciate their giftedness as an asset and use it to make the most of who they are. The fourth edition has been revised for a new generation of high-end learners and includes information on twice-exceptionality, emotional and social intelligence, creativity, teen brain development, managing life online, testing and standards, homeschooling, International Baccalaureate programs, college alternatives, STEM careers, cyberbullying, and other hot topics.

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Genre: Developmental psychology, Gifted children, Special populations

2010 Explorations in giftedness

This book is a scholarly overview of the modern concepts, definitions, and theories of intellectual giftedness, and of past and current developments in the field of gifted education. The authors consider, in some detail, the roles of intelligence, creativity, and wisdom in giftedness and the interaction between culture and giftedness, as well as how giftedness can be understood in terms of a construct of developing expertise. The authors also review and discuss a set of key studies that address the issues of identification and education of children with intellectual gifts. This volume may be used as a summary overview of the field for educators, psychologists, social workers, and other professionals who serve intellectually gifted children and their families.

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Genre: Developmental psychology, Gifted children

2009: Living with intensity. Understanding the sensitivity, excitability, and emotional development of gifted children, adolescents, and adults

Gifted children and adults are often misunderstood. Their excitement is viewed as excessive, their high energy as hyperactivity, their persistence as nagging, their imagination as not paying attention, their passion as being disruptive, their strong emotions and sensitivity as immaturity, their creativity and self-directedness as oppositional. This resource describes these overexcitabilities and strategies for dealing with children and adults who are experiencing them, and provides essential information about Dabrowski’s Theory of Positive Disintegration. Learn practical methods for nurturing sensitivity, intensity, perfectionism, and much more.

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Genre: Developmental psychology, Gifted adults, Gifted children

2008: The drama of the gifted child

Why are many of the most successful people plagued by feelings of emptiness and alienation? This wise and profound book has provided thousands of readers with an answer—and has helped them to apply it to their own lives.

Far too many of us had to learn as children to hide our own feelings, needs, and memories skillfully in order to meet our parents’ expectations and win their ”love.” Alice Miller writes, ”When I used the word ‘gifted’ in the title, I had in mind neither children who receive high grades in school nor children talented in a special way. I simply meant all of us who have survived an abusive childhood thanks to an ability to adapt even to unspeakable cruelty by becoming numb… Without this ‘gift’ offered us by nature, we would not have survived.” But merely surviving is not enough. The Drama of the Gifted Child helps us to reclaim our life by discovering our own crucial needs and our own truth.

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Genre: Developmental psychology, Grief & Trauma, Love & Relationships

2008: Dabrowski’s Theory of Positive Disintegration

Kazimierz Dabrowski’s Theory of Positive Disintegration (TPD), which includes the widely known “overexcitabilities,” is one of the most influential theories in gifted education. This groundbreaking book, edited by Dr. Sal Mendaglio, brings together leading professionals, many of whom knew Dr. Dabrowski himself, and provides readers with a diversity of perspectives on TPD. It summarizes the research and application of TPD, as well as compares it to other theories of personality and psychological development. Dabrowski’s Theory of Positive Disintegration is a thought-provoking book that provides powerful insights and information not previously published about Dabrowski’s theory.

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Genre: Developmental psychology, Gifted adults, Gifted children

2007: The “I” of the beholder. A guided journey to the essence of a child

Dr. Roeper outlines the workings of the inner Self of a gifted child, with the hopes of expanding our world views. She explains how the Self is the key behind all of our actions and decisions. It is from this understanding that parents and teachers can maximize the unique Selves of gifted children, and, in turn, create a more harmonious world for past, present, and future gifted generations.

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Genre: Developmental psychology, Gifted adults, Gifted children, Life lessons

2003: Vygotsky’s educational theory in cultural context

The book comprehensively covers all major topics of Vygotskian educational theory and its classroom applications. Particular attention is paid to the Vygotskian idea of child development as a consequence rather than premise of learning experiences. Such a reversal allows for new interpretations of the relationships between cognitive development and education at different junctions of the human life span. It also opens new perspectives of atypical development, learning disabilities, and assessment of children’s learning potential. Classroom applications of Vygotskian theory are discussed in the book. Teacher training and the changing role of a teacher in a sociocultural classroom are examined in addition to the issues of teaching and learning activities and peer interactions. Relevant research findings from the United States, Western Europe, and Russia are considered together to clarify the possible new applications of Vygotskian ideas in different disciplinary areas. The sociocultural orientation of Vygotskian theory helps to reveal learning patterns that become obscured in more traditional research.

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Genre: Developmental psychology

1995: The drama of being a child. The search for the true self

Alice Miller’s startling insights into child development are shared with us here as she explains her conviction that violence and cruelty in society have their roots in conventional child rearing and in education. She shows how many children, adapted from birth to the needs and ambitions of their parents, lose the ability to experience and express their true feelings, eventually to become estranged from their real selves. In sublimating their full potential in order to fulfill the desires of their parents, they impede the creativity, vitality and integrity that is authentically their own. Many people who have read her books have discovered within themselves the little child they once were. This may explain the strong and deep reactions Alice Miller’s books have evoked in so many readers.

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Genre: Developmental psychology, Grief & Trauma, Love & Relationships

1978: Mind in society. The development of higher psychological processes

The great Russian psychologist L.S. Vygotsky has long been recognized as a pioneer in developmental psychology. But his theory of development has never been wel understood in the West. Mind in society corrects much of this misunderstanding. Carefully edited by a group of outstanding Vygotsky scholars, the book presents a unique selection of Vygotsky’s important essays.

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Genre: Developmental psychology

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