The Role of Insight in Intellectual Giftedness

  title={The Role of Insight in Intellectual Giftedness},
  author={J. E. Davidson and R. J. Sternberg},
  journal={Gifted Child Quarterly},
  pages={58 - 64}
  • J. E. Davidson, R. J. Sternberg
  • Published 1984
  • Psychology
  • Gifted Child Quarterly
  • retarded. If our claim is correct, then the continuity of intelligence assumed by IQ tests may be masking a particularly important set of skills that distinguish the intellectually gifted from the intellectually average or subaverage. We propose here a subtheory of intellectual giftedness based upon the centrality of insight skills in giftedness. We refer to our proposal as a &dquo;subtheory&dquo; in order to emphasize our view that, although insight skills represent an important part of the… CONTINUE READING
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