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Psychological Science

Gifted kids turn 50: Most successful followed heart, not just head

Apr. 23, 2019—New findings from an ongoing 45-year Vanderbilt study reveal that patterns found in test scores and a psychological assessment measuring the personal values of nearly 700 intellectually gifted adolescents were highly predictive of the distinct fields of eminence they would occupy by age 50.

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Study finds children think flexibly about gender identity

Jan. 16, 2018—Children may think more flexibly about gender identity than previously thought, according to a study by Vanderbilt researchers.

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Are gifted children getting lost in the shuffle?

Jan. 6, 2014—Gifted children are likely to be the next generation's innovators and leaders—yet the exceptionally smart are often invisible in the classroom, according to a 30-year study conducted by researchers at Vanderbilt's Peabody College.

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Even in the dark, brain “sees” its own body’s movement

Oct. 30, 2013—With the help of computerized eye trackers, new research finds that at least 50 percent of people can see the movement of their own hand even in the absence of all light.

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