Free webinar: Knowns and Unknowns about Cognitive Excellence

We are excited to announce a new webinar on giftedness, hosted by the MDPI’s Journal of Intelligence. The session will include presentations by Dr. Jakob Pietschnig, Prof. Dr. Tanja Gabriele Baudson, and Mr. Jonathan Fries.

From the website:

Research into characteristics of gifted individuals has shown that exceptionally high cognitive abilities are typically associated with desirable life outcomes. Large-scale efforts such as the Terman study or more recently the Study of Mathematically Precocious Youth (SMPY) consistently yielded positive correlations between cognitive abilities and, for instance, job prestige, salary, or self-reported life-satisfaction but negative ones with morbidity or mortality. Recent evidence, however, indicates the cognitive ability and desirable life outcome link may not be entirely unequivocal. In fact, some findings suggest that high cognitive abilities may conceivably represent a risk factor for certain types of physical or psychological conditions (e.g., overexcitabilites). In the present webinar, two expert speakers discuss benefits and costs of being gifted and present novel empirical evidence about prevalences of physical and psychological overexcitabilities in two large samples of gifted individuals.

The webinar will be held on June 24, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. (CEST). Click here to register or click on the banner below. Registration is free!