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2018 / 02 / 06


ちょっと機会がありましたので、アメリカのギフテッド界では大御所の心理学者Dr. WebbがGreat Potential Press(と著書 A Parent’s Guide to Gifted Children 内)でリストアップされていた “ギフテッドの子達の一般的な特徴” を訳してみました。








Common Characteristics of Gifted Children





- Unusual alertness as early as infancy



- Rapid learner; able to put thought together quickly



- Retains much information: very good memory



- Unusually large vocabulary and complex sentence structure for age



- Advanced comprehension of word nuances, metaphors, and abstract ideas



- Enjoys solving problems that involve numbers and puzzles



- Largely self-taught reading and writing skills as a preschooler



- Unusual emotional depth; intense feelings and reactions; highly sensitive



- Thinking is abstract, complex, logical, and insightful



- Idealism and sense of justice appear at an early age



- Concern with social and political issues and injustices



- Longer attention span, persistence, and intense concentration



- Preoccupied with own thoughts; daydreaming



- Impatient with self or others’ inabilities or slowness



- Ability to learn basic skills more quickly and with less practice



- Asks probing questions; goes beyond what is being taught



- Wide range of interests (though sometimes extreme interest in only one area)



- Highly developed curiosity; limitless questions



- Interest in experimenting and doing things differently



- Tendency to put ideas or things together in ways that are unusual or not obvious (divergent thinking)



- Keen and sometimes unusual sense of humor, particularly with puns



- Desire to organize things and people through complex games or other schemas



- Imaginary playmates (preschool age children); vivid imagination





Webb, J. T., Gore, J. L., Amend, E. R., DeVries, A. R., (2007). A Parent’s Guide to Gifted Children. Tucson, AZ: Upper Saddle River, NJ: Great Potential Press. ISBN 13: 9780910707527




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