Strange Science: Gifted Children and Future Success

Illustration of a brain within a silhouetteJohns Hopkins University began a study of gifted children in 1971. The study has continued since then, moving to Vanderbilt University in the interim. Through this long term study, the scientists involved have been able to track the trajectories of gifted children into successful adults.

The study has found that early cognitive intelligence often is a marker of future success, even more so than deliberate practice or socioeconomic status. They also encourage nurturing intelligent children’s interests, and consider allowing these same children to skip grades.

To read more about this long term study, check out this article!

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