Spatial Ability : A Neglected Dimension in Talent Searches for Intellectually Precocious Youth

  title={Spatial Ability : A Neglected Dimension in Talent Searches for Intellectually Precocious Youth},
  author={Rose Mary Webb and Camilla Persson Benbow},
Students identified by talent search programs were studied to determine whether spatial ability could uncover math–science promise. In Phase 1, interests and values of intellectually talented adolescents (617 boys, 443 girls) were compared with those of top math–science graduate students (368 men, 346 women) as a function of their standing on spatial visualization to assess their potential fit with math–science careers. In Phase 2, 5-year longitudinal analyses revealed that spatial ability… CONTINUE READING

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