Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Information processing, psychosocial adjustment, and sensory processing in gifted youth
by Moonilal, Jacqueline, Psy.D., Azusa Pacific University, 2009, 139; 3388477
Abstract (Summary)

The purpose of this study is to conduct a theoretical exploration into the conceptual interrelationships among information processing, psychosocial adjustment, and sensory processing in the population of gifted youth. Although researchers have now been studying various aspects of giftedness for almost a century, many controversies persist with regard to the psychological functioning of gifted children and adolescents. The aim of this study is to develop more conceptual clarity regarding information processing, psychosocial adjustment, and sensory processing in gifted youth to contribute to the understanding of how these constructs manifest themselves and bear upon the phenomenology of giftedness. This will involve a creative integration of theory and research across various disciplines, including psychology, medicine, and occupational therapy. Four major areas of conceptualization are included: social and emotional characteristics of gifted youth, psychosocial adjustment of gifted youth, processing and intelligence, and processing and temperament.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Houskamp, Beth
Commitee:
School: Azusa Pacific University
School Location: United States -- California
Source: DAI-B 70/12, Dissertation Abstracts International
Source Type: DISSERTATION
Subjects: Gifted Education, Developmental psychology, Cognitive psychology
Keywords: Gifted, Giftedness, Information processing, Intelligence, Overexictabilities, Psychosocial adjustment, Sensory processing
Publication Number: 3388477
ISBN: 978-1-109-54317-9
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