Gifted Research & Publications
The Center for Gifted Studies conducts research and developing evidence-based curricula to address the social, emotional, and motivational needs of students with gifts and talents as well as developing evidence-based enrichment curricula and opportunities to promote talent development and assure that all students learn something new every day.
The professors collaborate with many other professionals in the field of gifted studies across the United States. Their research has been published in countless journals, presented at national seminars, published in books, and cited by others. The Center also provides research opportunities for graduate and undergraduate students to ensure the future development in gifted education. The mentorship of the Center’s professionals have participation in the Blazer Summer Research Institute and the opportunities to present at state research conferences.
Recent Peer-Reviewed Publications:
Sternberg, R. J., Desmet, O. A., Ford, D., Gentry, M. L., Grantham, T., Karami, S. (in press). The legacy: Coming to terms with the origins and development of the gifted-child movement. Roeper Review. https://doi.org/10.1080/02783193.2021.1967544
Gentry, M., Desmet, O. A., Karami, S., Lee, H., Green, C., Cress, A., Chowkase, A., & Gray, A. (in press). Gifted education's legacy of high stakes ability testing: Using measures for identification that perpetuate inequity. Roeper Review.
Masta, S. & Desmet, O. A. (in press). Methodological reflections: Teaching and learning the qualitative research process with youth participants. In K. Clonan-Roy, P. Nagarajan, N. Gross, & V. Vasudevan (Eds.), Caring and Being There: Complicating Qualitative Research with Youth in School Settings
Ghahremani, M., Pereira, N., Desmet, O. A., & Gentry, M. (2021). Students’ Experiences in Summer Enrichment Engineering Courses: An Input-Process-Outcome Model of Collaborative Creativity. Journal of Advanced Academics. https://doi.org/10.1177/1932202X211040744
Sternberg, R, J., Chowkase, A., Desmet, O. A., Karami, S., Landy, J., & Lu, J. (2021). Beyond Transformational Giftedness. Education Sciences, 11(5), 192. https://doi.org/10.3390/educsci11050192
Pereira, N., Tay, J., Desmet, O., Maeda, Y., & Gentry, M. (2021). Validity evidence of the Classroom Practices Survey Revised. Journal for the Education of the Gifted. https://doi.org/10.1177/0162353220978304
Desmet, O. A., van Weerdenburg, M., Poelman, M., Hoogeveen, L., & Yang, Y. (2021). Validity and utility of the Test of Creative Thinking Drawing Production for Dutch adolescents. Journal of Advanced Academics, 32(3), 267-290. https://doi.org/10.1177/1932202X21990099
Lee, H., & Desmet, O. A. (2020). Parent perceptions of enrichment program course offerings: What about non-STEM courses?. Journal of Gifted/Talented Education, 30(3), 427-451. https://doi.org/10.9722/JGTE.2020.30.3.427
Cress, A., Desmet, O. A., & Younker, B. (2020). Neighbors helping neighbors: A university and K-12 school partnership. Gifted Child Today, 43, 12-19. https://doi.org/10.1177/1076217519880580
Desmet, O. A., Pereira, N., & Peterson, J. S. (2020). Telling a tale: How underachievement develops in gifted girls. Gifted Child Quarterly. 64(2), 85-99. https://doi.org/10.1177/0016986219888633
Mammadov, S., Cross, T. L., & Ward, T. (2018). The Big Five personality predictors of academic achievement in gifted students: Mediation by self-regulatory efficacy and academic motivation. High Ability Studies. https://doi.org/10.1080/13598139.2018.1489222
Cross, T. L., Cross, J. R., Mammadov, S., Ward, T., Speirs-Neumeister, K., & Andersen, L. (2018). Psychological heterogeneity among honors college students. Journal for the Education of the Gifted. https://doi.org/10.1177/0162353218781754
Mammadov, S., Hertzog, N., & Mun, R. U. (2018). An examination of self-determination within alumni of an early college entrance program. Journal for the Education of the Gifted. https://doi.org/10.1177%2F0162353218781745
Cross, T. L., Andersen, L., & Mammadov, S., & Cross, J. R. (2017). Social and emotional development of students with gifts and talents. In J. Roberts, T. Inman, and Robins, J. (Eds.), Introduction to gifted education (pp. 77-95). Waco, TX: Prufrock Press.
Center for Gifted Studies
Psychology Bldg. 3rd Floor
1500 N. Patterson St.
Valdosta, Georgia 31698 Email: email@example.com
1500 N. Patterson St.
Valdosta, GA 31698
- Phone: 229.245.3869
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