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Previously, fine motor skills have been of little or no interest to giftedness research. New lines of thought have been advanced that imply that fine motor skills can be of significance in the identification of gifted persons as well as gifted underachievers. This would also have consequences for the diagnostic process underlying identification. An(More)
(2003). Identification of underachievement with standardized tests, student, parental and teacher assessment. An empirical study on the agreement among various diagnostic sources. Abstract Parents, teachers and students themselves are close to irreplaceable as diagnostic sources in the identification of gifted students. The relevant research literature has,(More)
Inhibitory control (including response inhibition and interference control) develops rapidly during the preschool period and is important for early cognitive development. This study aimed to determine the training and transfer effects on response inhibition in young children. Children in the training group (N = 20; 12 boys, mean age 4.87 ± 0.26 years)(More)
The effects of cinematic female role models on self-confidence in own abilities, interest, and academic elective intents of secondary school pupils were analyzed in two studies. In Study 1 the participants (N = 283) were randomly assigned to 1 of 3 groups. Each group watched a film after which they completed a questionnaire. In Film 1 the lead female(More)
Der demografische Wandel der Gesellschaft führt zum erhöhten Pflegebedarf von Menschen in Alters- und Pflegeheimen. Gleichzeitig nimmt der Pflegepersonalmangel in diesem Versorgungsbereich zu. Pflegehelfende sind wichtige Leistungserbringer und die größte Personalgruppe in der direkten Altenpflege. Sie sind Arbeitsbelastungen ausgesetzt, die den Verbleib in(More)
The authors first briefly describe how the concepts of talents and giftedness found in German-speaking Europe have evolved in the school system and in general over the past two centuries, and how the variety of gifted-education efforts found within and beyond schools as well as counseling efforts attest to these changes. They then discuss four hallmarks of(More)
1 Educational Psychology and Research on Excellence, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Nuremberg (Germany). 2 Department of Basic, Development and Educational Psychology, University Autonomous of Barcelona, Barcelona (Spain). 3 Department of Psychology, Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, Lima (Peru). 4 School of Education, University of Notre Dame,(More)