Franz Weinert and Michael Waldmann

Das Denken Hochbegabter - Intellektuelle Fähigkeiten und kognitive Prozesse

Zeitschrift für Pädagogik

Discusses the findings of three converging research domains that promise to provide a better understanding of exceptional intellectual talent and performance. The cognitive correlates and components approach is concerned with the specification of the cognitive processes that enable the individual to solve difficult test items. Expert-novice research studies the cognitive characteristics of experts and their high level performance in complex situations. Finally, differentially oriented developmental psychology seeks to elucidate the developmental progression of cognitive competencies in relation to various levels of ability.