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Is There Such a Thing as a Gifted Personality Type?

Friday, November 10
2:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Location: 207 BC

Have you ever heard that gifted students are more likely to be introverted? Did you wonder about the research behind these assertions? This session seeks to provide clarity about research on personality and giftedness. Myths are separated from knowledge to demonstrate the true diversity of the gifted population. Personality theories are explained and links made to practical applications for the classroom and lifelong development of individuals with intellectual and creative gifts.

Erin M. Miller

Associate Professor
Bridgewater College

Erin Morris Miller is an Assistant Professor of Psychology at Bridgewater College. She teaches courses in General Psychology, Measurement and Statistics, Memory and Cognition, and Cognitive Neuroscience. She obtained her doctorate in Educational Psychology-Gifted from the University of Virginia. Her main areas of interest are the effects of individuals' conceptions of giftedness and intelligence on motivation.

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