Parent Child Interactions and Family Structure Features



The article presents results of a research on parentchild interactions, structural and functional characteristics of families with intellectually gifted adolescents. The results obtained in the research show that these characteristics vary significantly from those of families with normally developing children. Four groups of gifted children were specified: 'gifted' children with/without neurotic signs, 'exceptionally gifted' children with/without asynchrony. Family situations characteristic of each group are described as well; it helps to understand the psychological sense and developmental paths of each four types of child giftedness. Seventynine adolescents (studying at the 'Intellectual' school) and their mothers participated in the research.

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Journal rubric: Reviews of Literature

For citation: Kondratyev M.Y. Parent Child Interactions and Family Structure Features. Psikhologicheskaya nauka i obrazovanie = Psychological Science and Education, 2007. Vol. 12, no. 3, pp. 108–110. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)



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Mikhail Y. Kondratyev, Doctor of Psychology, professor, Dean of the Faculty of Social Psychology (1998-2013), Moscow State University of Psychology & Education, Corresponding member of the Russian Academy of Education, Moscow, Russia



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