EPSY767 Reading List (in the order of class sequence)

Week 1 Developmental Science and Talent Development

Carolina Consortium on Human Development. (1996). Developmental science: A collaborative statement. In R. B. Cairns, G. H. Elder, & E. J. Costello, Developmental science (pp. 1-6). New York: Cambridge University Press. (Click to download)

McCall, R. B. (1981). Nature-nurture and the two realms of development: A proposed integration with respect to mental development. Child Development, 52, 1-12.  (Click to download here) 

Wachs, T. D. (1996) Know and potential processes underlying developmental trajectories in childhood and adolescence. Developmental Psychology, 32, 796-801. (Click to download)

Lerner, R. M. (1996). Relative plasticity, temporality, and diversity in human development: A developmental contextual perspective about theory, process, and method. Developmental Psychology, 32, 781-786. (Click to download here)

Lerner, R. M. (2004). Genes and the promotion of positive human development: Hereditarian versus developmental systems perspectives. In C. G. Coll, E. L. Bearer, & R. M. Lerner (Eds.), Nature and nurture: The complex interplay of genetic and environmental influences on human behavior and development (pp. 1-33). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum. (Click to download here

Feldman, D. H. (2003). A developmental, evolutionary perspective on giftedness. In J. H. Borland (Ed.), Rethinking gifted education (pp. 9-33). New York: Teachers College, Columbia University. (Click to download here)

Horowitz, F. D. (1987). Toward a structural/behavior model of talent. Hillsdale, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum. (Click to download)

Week 2 Talent Developmental Framework and Theory

Werner, H. (1967). The concept of development from a comparative and organismic point of view. In D. B. Harris (Ed.), The concept of development: An issue in the study of human behavior (pp. 125-148). Minneapolis, MN: University of Minnesota Press. (Click to download)

Dai, D. Y. (in press). Evolving Complexity Theory of talent development. In T. Cross, & P. Olszewski-Kubilius (Eds.). Conceptions of giftedness and talent. Prufrock Press. (Click to download)

Dai, D. Y. (2017). Envisioning a new foundation for gifted education: Evolving Complexity Theory (ECT) of talent development. Gifted Child Quarterly, 61, 172-182. (Click to download)

Dai, D. Y. (2005). Reductionism versus emergentism: A framework for understanding conceptions of giftedness. Roeper Review, 27, 144-151. (Click to download here)

Dai, D. Y., & Renzulli, J. S. (2008). Snowflakes, living systems, and the mystery of giftedness. Gifted Child Quarterly, 52, 114-130. (Click to download here)

Lewis, M. D. (2000). The promise of dynamic systems approaches for an integrated account of human development. Child Development, 71, 36-43. (Click to download)

Week 3 Existing Models of Talent Development

Gagné, F. (2005). From gifts to talents: The DMGT as a developmental model. In R. J. Sternberg & J. E. Davidson (Eds.), Conceptions of giftedness, second edition (pp. 98–119). New York, NY: Cambridge University Press. (Click to download)

Tannenbaum, A. J. (1986). Giftedness: A psychosocial approach. In R. J. Sternberg & J. E. Davidson (Eds.), Conceptions of giftedness (pp. 21-52). Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press. (Click to download)

Csikszentmihalyi, M., & Robinson, R. E. (1986). Culture, time, and the development of talent. In R. J. Sternberg & J. E. Davidson (Eds.), Conceptions of giftedness (pp. 264-284). Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press. (Click to download)

Week 4 The nature-nurture issue Reconceptualized

Horowitz, F. D. (2000). Child development and the PITS: Simple questions, complex answers, and developmental psychology. Child Development, 71, 1-10. (Click to download)

Gottlieb, G. (2007). Probabilistic epigenesis. Developmental Science, 10, 1-11. (Click to download)

Cole, M. (2006). Culture and cognitive development in phylogenetic, historical, and ontogenetic perspective. In XX Handbook of Child Psychology (pp. 636-683).

Simonton, D. K. (1999). Talent and its development: An emergenic and epigenetic model. Psychological Review, 3, 435-457. (Click to download here)

Ullén, F. Hambrick, D. Z., & Mosing, M. A. (2016). Rethinking expertise: A multifactorial gene-environment interaction model of expert performance. Psychological Bulletin, 142, 427-446.  (Click to download here)

Hambrick, D. Z., Oswald, F. L., Altmann, E. M., Meinz, E. J., Gobet, F. & Campitelli, G. (2014). Deliberate practice: Is it all it takes to become an expert? Intelligence, 45, 34-45. (Click to download)

Bronfenbrenner, U., & Ceci, S. J. (1994). Nature-nurture reconceptualized in developmental perspective: A bio-ecological model. Psychological Review, 101, 568-586. (Click to download)

Ceci, S. J., Williams-Ceci, S. and Williams, W. (2016). How to actualize potential: A bioecological approach to talent development. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, 1377, 10-21. (Click to download)

Snow, R. E. (1992). Aptitude theory” Yesterday, today, and tomorrow. Educational Psychologist, 27, 5-32. (Click to download)

Papierno, P. B., Ceci, S. J., Makel, M. C., & Williams, W. W. (2005). The nature and nurture of talent: A bioecological perspective on the ontogeny of exceptional abilities. Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 28, 312-331. (Click to download)

Week 5 Processes and Transitions in Talent Development

Lubinski, D., & Benbow, C. P. (2006). Study of mathematically precious youth after 35 years. Perspectives on Psychological Science, 1, 316-345. (Click to download)

Barron, B. (2006). Interest and self-sustained learning as catalysts of development: A  learning ecology perspective. Human Development, 49, 193-224. (Click to download here)

Gee, J. P. (2007). What video games have to teach us about learning and literacy. 2007: Palgrave/Mamillan. (Click to download here)

Bereiter, C., & Scardamalia, M. (1993). Surpassing ourselves: An inquiry into the nature and implications of expertise. La Salle, IL: Open Court. (Click to download here)

Week 6 Timing and Duration of Talent Development and How It Relates to Outcomes

Dai, D, Y., & Li, X. (in preparation). A study of 10 Chinese early college entrants who pursued advanced degrees in the US and went ahead to become professors with first-tiered research universities. (Click to download here)

Lehman, H. C. (1953). Age and achievement. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press. (Click to download here)

Muller, L., Muller, E., Rashner, C. (2016). The relative age effect in Alpine ski racing: A review. Talent Development and Excellence, 8, 3-14. (Click to download)

Week 7 Comparison of cultural domains and related developmental constraints and processes

Tannenbaum, A. J. (1997). The meaning and making of giftedness. In N. Colangelo & G. A. Davis (Eds.), Handbook of gifted education (2 ed., pp. 27-42). Boston, MA.

Simonton, D. K. (2019). Talent development in the domain of academic psychology. In R. F. Subotnik, P. Olszewski-Kubilius, & F. C. Worrell (Eds.), The psychology of high performance: Developing human potential into domain-specific talent (pp. 201-218). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association. (Click to download)

Okamoto, Y., Curtis, R., Jabagchourian, J. J., & Weckbacher, L. M. (2006). Mathematical precocity in young children: A neo-Piagetian perspective. High Ability Studies, 17, 183-202. (Click to download here)

Week 8 Distinct characteristics, trajectories, and pathways of proficient vs. creative talent

VanTassel-Baska, J. (2016). Creativity and innovation: The twin pillars of accomplishment
in the 21st Century. In D. Ambrose & R. J. Sternberg (Eds.), Giftedness and talent in the 21st century: Adapting to the turbulence of globalization (pp. 221-234). New York: SensePublishers. (Click to download)

Weisberg, R. W. (2006). Modes of expertise in creative thinking: Evidence from case studies. In K. A. Ericsson, N. Charness, P. J. Feltovich & R. R. Hoffman (Eds.), The Cambridge handbook of expertise and expert performance (pp. 761-787). New York: Cambridge University Press. (Click to download)

Moran, S. , & John-Steiner, V. (2003). Creativity in the making: Vygotsky's contemporary contribution to the dialectic of development and creativity. In R. K. Sawyer, V. John-Steiner, S. Moran, R. J. Sternberg, D. H. Feldman, J. Nakamura & M. Csikszentmihayi (Eds.), Creativity and development (pp. 61-90). Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press. (Click to download)

Sawyer, R. K. (2003). Emergence in creativity and development. In R. K. Sawyer, V. John-Steiner, S. Moran, R. J. Sternberg, D. H. Feldman, J. Nakamura & M. Csikszentmihayi (Eds.), Creativity and development (pp. 12-60). Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press. (Click to download here)

Baer, J. (2015). The importance of domain-specificity expertise in creativity. Roeper Review, 37, 165-178. (Click to download)

Baer, J. (2016). Creativity doesn’t develop in a vacuum. New Directions in Child and Adolescent Development, 151, 9-20. (Click to download)

Simonton, D. K. (1997). Creative productivity: A predictive and explanatory model of career trajectories and landmarks. Psychological Review, 104, 66-89. (Click to download)

Fischer, L., Baker, J., Tirp, J., Rienhoff, R., Strauss, & Schorer, J. (2018). Maintenance of perceptual cognitive expertise in female volleyball players and its adaptation to different time constraints. Talent Development and Excellence, 8, 15-26. (Click to download)

Week 9 Varied within-domain and across-domain variations in talent and talent development

Feist, G. J. (2006). How development and personality influence scientific thought, interest, and achievement. Review of General Psychology, 10, 163-182. (Click to download here)

Simonton, D. K.  (2008). Scientific talent, training, and performance: Intellect, personality, and genetic endowment. Review of General Psychology, 12, 28-46. (Click to download here)

Cicchatti, D., & Rogosch, F. A. (1996). Equifinality and multifinality in developmental psychopathology. Development and Psychopathology, 8, 597-600. (Click to download)

Miller, L. K. (2005). What the savant syndrome can tell us about the nature and nurture of talent. Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 28, 361-373. (Click to download)

Gershwind, N., & Galaburda, A. M. (1987). Cerebral lateralization: Biological mechanism, associations, and pathology. Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press. (Click to download here)

Bjorndal, C. T., Ronglan, L. T., & Andersen, S. S. (2016). The diversity of developmental paths among youth athletes: A 3-year longitudinal study of Norwegian handball players. Talent Development and Excellence, 8, 20-33. (Click to download)

Week 10 Changes in social structure, cultural values, and technology and how they influence TD

Zhao, Y. et al. (in press). Redefining human talents: Gifted education in the age of smart machines. Journal for the Education of the Gifted.

Stroebe, W. (2010). The graying of academia: Will it reduce scientific productivity? American Psychologist, 65, 660-673. (Click to download)

Week 11 Contributions of talent development research to developmental science and practice

Treffinger, D. S., & Feldhusen, J. F. (1996). Talent recognition and development: Successor to gifted education. Journal for the Education of the gifted, 19, 181-193. (Click to download here)

Subotnik, R. F., & Coleman, L. J. (1996). Establishing the foundations for a talent development school: Applying principles to creating an ideal. Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 20, 175-189. (Click to download here)

Week 12 Methodological issue of developmental science approaches to talent development

Muthén, B., & Muthén, L. K. (2000). Integrating person-centered and variable-centered analyses: Growth mixture modeling with latent trajectory classes. Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research, 24, 882-891. (Click to download here)