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Dr. Jacobsen Publishes on "Giftedness"

Dr. Mary Jacobsen, associate professor of psychology, has just published a chapter in a new book from Springer Science that was released at the beginning of March. Her chapter is titled Intellectual Giftedness, Leadership, and Morality: Parallels, Problems, and Possibilities. The book, entitled Morality, Ethics and Gifted Minds, is described...

Dr. Mary Jacobsen, associate professor of psychology, has just published a chapter in a new book from Springer Science that was released at the beginning of March. Her chapter is titled "Intellectual Giftedness, Leadership, and Morality: Parallels, Problems, and Possibilities."

The book, entitled Morality, Ethics and Gifted Minds, is described by the publisher as exploring "much of the current wisdom on ethics and morality while developing new perspectives on the ethical dimensions of high ability. Prominent authors from diverse disciplines are brought together, recognizing that no single discipline can capture the essence and entirety of nettlesome, complex, multidimensional moral issues. More specifically, the book explores new dimensions of ethics and morality; magnifies the importance of applying highly intelligent minds to ethical issues while developing ways to strengthen the ethical awareness of the creative and gifted, and brings diverse, interdisciplinary perspectives to bear on these issues. Morality, Ethics, and Gifted Minds will be of interest to researchers and practitioners in the fields of gifted education, creative studies, and general education."

Also, last fall Dr. Jacobsen was invited to submit an article on "Giftedness in the Workplace" to the MENSA Research Journal. The article "provides a detailed understanding of the opportunities and issues that face gifted and talented individuals in organizations and for those who aim to properly and effectively support their development."

The MENSA Research Journal may be accessed at http://www.mensafoundation.org.
Dr. Jacobsen is widely considered a leading expert on the psychology of gifted adults, and is the author of The Gifted Adult: A Revolutionary Guide for Liberating Everyday Genius.