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 17

Discover Dabrowski’s concepts anew through translation, analysis, and research in Vol. 17. Michael Piechowski’s translation of Kazimierz Dabrowski’s Types of Increased Psychic Excitability, published in 1938, provides the first description of types of overexcitability. Dynamisms are explored in Benislawska’s philosophical analysis of shame and in Mannisto’s retrospective analysis of her father’s life. Research into the developmental levels of maladjusted young people was conducted by Lelonek-Kuleta. The complexity of giftedness is highlighted in Thiel, Nauta, and Derksen’s qualitative study of self-definition by gifted adults and Kuipers’ examination of authenticity and the factors necessary for a more accurate self-image. The amazing poetry of Plett Gerardy and two book reviews round out this volume. 

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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.