Manifestation of Giftedness as a Norm of Development



The author proposes to consider giftedness not as a property of the chosen people, but as a normal expression of the “internal energy of the soul” (V. Zenkovsky) inherent in every person. It characterize him as being originally creative and committed to the fullness of self-realization. From this point of view, the “creative giftedness “ can not act as a separate type of giftedness, along with the intellectual, artistic, etc.

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Keywords: giftedness, statistical norm, axiological norm, “the internal energy of the soul”, development, creativity, artistic talent, types of giftedness

Journal rubric: Developmental Psychology

Article type: scientific article

For citation: Melik-Pashaev A.A. Manifestation of Giftedness as a Norm of Development. Psikhologicheskaya nauka i obrazovanie = Psychological Science and Education, 2014. Vol. 19, no. 4, pp. 15–21. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)


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Information About the Authors

Alexander A. Melik-Pashaev, Doctor of Psychology, Head of the Laboratory of Psychological Problems of Artistic Development, Psychological Institute of RAO, Moscow, Russia, e-mail:



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