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Psychological Science and Education

Publisher: Moscow State University of Psychology and Education

ISSN (printed version): 1814-2052

ISSN (online): 2311-7273


License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Started in 1996

Published 6 times a year

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Cost of intelligence: from psychological to economical categories 966


Lobanov A.G.
PhD student, the Centre for Giftedness Research and Development, Moscow State University of Psychology and Education, Moscow, Russia

Ushakov D.V.
PhD in Psychology, Head of the Laboratory, “Psychology and Psychophysiology of Creativity”, Moscow, Russia

The article presents a model explaining connection between personal capabilities and prosperity of a country. For that, the authors suggest considering economic development as fulfilling tasks by people. At that, prosperity depends on how the educational system allows developing capacities into competences, and economy allows developing competences into economic achievements. The model is formalized and used to assess economic outcome of implementing gifted youth support programs.

Keywords: intelligence, giftedness, mathematical modeling, gross domestic product

Column: Social Problems of Giftedness in Russia

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