How Overexcitability Relates to Giftedness: Evidence From a …

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How Overexcitabilty Relates to Giftedness: Evidence From a Fine-Grained Meta-Analysis of Most Recent ResearchSaiying Steenbergen-Hu, Paula Olszewski-Kubilius, Eric Calvert, & Susan Corwith

Tuesday, May 21, 2024, 10:45 am – 12:15 pm, Lawrence D. McHugh Hall, Room MCHU 206

Overexcitabilty (OE) refers to higher than average responsiveness to stimuli in the areas of intellectual, psychomotor, imaginational, sensual, and emotional (Dabrowski, 1972). This session presents findings of a meta-analysis of 20 studies between 1995 and 2022 that compared OE scores of 1,864 gifted and 2,526 non-gifted individuals. Participants will learn if and how giftedness relates to OE, judging by the direction and magnitude of differences in five dimensions of OE between gifted and non-gifted individuals. They will find out if the giftedness-OE relationship varies depending on how giftedness is defined and identified, at different stages of development, and between males and females.