A Journal on Adult Giftedness

Advanced Development is the first and only professional journal to address the unique issues of gifted adults.

AVAILABLE NOW!!! Advanced Development, Volume 16

Did you know Sherlock Holmes’ traits show amazing similarities to our current conception of gifted individuals? Do you know how important the inner experience of giftedness can be in understanding oneself or how race, dyslexia, and giftedness intersect? Counselors and therapists, discover how best to serve gifted adults by understanding their anxiety, depression, isolation, and despair. What is ecotherapy and how can it further adult development? Featured is Sal Mendaglio’s keynote at the 12th International Dabrowski Congress, plus poetry and book reviews. For order information, please go to the Store, Featured Products, Advanced Development Journal.

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Gifted for a Lifetime

Much of the research and application regarding giftedness has focused on gifted children, particularly in an educational environment. Adult giftedness has largely been associated with intellectual strengths and eminence. However, Advanced Development presents adult giftedness in terms of the development of individual human potential, rather than achievement or “success.” 

Resources about Adult Giftedness

Advanced Development is a refereed psychological journal, yet it contains accessible articles that people from a variety of backgrounds have found deeply meaningful in their search to understand their own giftedness. Articles in Advanced Development offer closer examination of issues such as emotional growth, moral courage, creativity, and authenticity. There are 
academic studies, but also resources for personal reflection, advocacy, and self-help.
The journal's focus is on
  • the study of giftedness across a lifetime, with an emphasis on gifted adults
  • advanced moral/emotional development, and
  • undeveloped potential, especially in women and under-represented populations.