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)

Tomasello, M. (1999). The human adaptation for culture. Annual Reviews of Anthropology, 28, 509-529. (Click to download)

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

Buss, D. M, Haselton, M. G., Shackleton, T. K., Bleske, A. L., & Wakefield, J. C. (1998). Adaptations, axaptations, and spandrels. American Psychologist, 53, 533-548. (Click to download)

Gould, S. J. (1991). Exaptation: A crucial tool for an evolutionary psychology. Journal of Social Issues, 47(3), 43-65. (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

Mischel, W., & Shoda, Y. (1995). A cognitive-affective system theory of personality: Reconceptualizing situations, dispositions, and dynamics, and invariance in personality structure. Psychological Review, 102, 246-268. (Click to download)

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)

Simonton, D. K. (2018). From giftedness to eminence: Developmental landmarks across the lifespan. In S. I. Pfeiffer (Ed.), APA handbook of giftedness and talent (pp. 273-285). Washington, DC: American Psychological Press. (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 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

Simonton, D. K. (2013). Scientific genius is extinct. Nature, 493, 602. (Click to download)

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

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)