Gifted and Talented International (GTI) is the international, refereed journal of the World Council for Gifted and Talented Children. This journal is devoted to publishing original research, theoretical studies, review papers or accounts of practice that contribute to our understanding and promotion of giftedness, talent, creativity, and optimal development of children, adolescents, and adults. Its purpose is to share current theory, research, and practice in gifted education with its audience of international educators, scholars, researchers, and parents. GTI is published twice a year. To access articles or information about submitting manuscripts to GTI, visit

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Interim Co-Editors

Kadir Bahar

Kadir Bahar, PhD
University of Georgia

Kadir Bahar, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor of Educational Psychology at the University of Georgia. After graduating from Bilkent University (Turkey) with a degree in Industrial Engineering, he completed his Ph.D. in Special Education with a focus on Gifted Education and minor in Mathematics Education at the University of Arizona. Dr. Bahar’s research interests include problem solving, mathematical ability/creativity, and talent development. Before his position at UGA, Dr. Bahar was a professor at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, served as the coordinator of graduate programs in Gifted Education and directed youth programs including Youth in College and STEM for Young Scholars. Dr. Bahar is the recipient of numerous awards including, Math Hero of the Year Award and Edith May Sliffe – Distinguished Teaching Award (nationwide recognition by Mathematical Association of America in 2010).  

M. Alexandra Vuyk, PhD
Universidad Católica Nuestra Señora de la Asunción in Asunción

Alexandra Vuyk, Ph.D., is a Professor of Psychology in the Department of Psychology and the Department of Graduate Studies and Research at the School of Philosophy and Human Sciences at the Universidad Católica Nuestra Señora de la Asunción in Asunción, Paraguay. She is the Co-Founder and Director of the Aikumby Center for Giftedness and Creativity and started the first gifted program in Paraguay at the private K-12 school Colegio Santa Elena. Dr. Vuyk is also the Principal Investigator on the first gifted education large-scale grants in Paraguay. She serves as the Interim Co-Editor in Chief of the journal Gifted and Talented International. She received the 2021 Emerging Scholar Award from the World Council for Gifted and Talented Children and the 2023 Distinguished Alumni Award from Emporia State University. Her research interests include the social and emotional development of intellectually and creatively gifted individuals, creative and non-linear career paths, and personality traits related to these paths. She holds degrees from the University of Kansas (Ph.D. and M.S., Counseling Psychology) and Emporia State University (M.S., Special Education in Gifted, Talented and Creative; B.S., Psychology and Philosophy).

Associate Editors

Maria P. Gomez-Arizaga, PhD, Associate Editor, Gifted and Talented International Journal

Maria P. Gomez-Arizaga, PhD
Universidad de Santiago

Maria P. Gomez-Arizaga is a psychologist, Ph.D. in Special Education from the University of Arizona. Currently, she is an associate professor at the College of Education, Universidad de Santiago de Chile and she is the director of a Diploma in Gifted Education also. Her main research interests and publications are related to traditionally underserved gifted students -particularly gifted girls- and their academic trajectories, as well as their perceptions and experiences as learners.

Barbara Kerr

Barbara Kerr, PhD
University of Kansas

Barbara Kerr, Ph.D. holds an endowed chair as Distinguished Professor of Counseling Psychology at the University of Kansas and is an American Psychological Association Fellow. Her M.A. from the Ohio State University and her Ph.D. from the University of Missouri are both in counseling psychology. Her research has focused on the development of talent, creativity, and optimal states, while training psychologists and counselors to be talent scouts who provide positive, strengths-based services. She is author of Smart Girls; Smart Boys; Counseling Girls and Women: Talent Development; editor of Major Works in Giftedness and Creativity and the Encyclopedia of Giftedness, Creativity, and Talent Development, and has contributed over 200 articles, chapters, and papers to the field of psychology of giftedness and creativity. She currently directs the Counseling Laboratory for the Exploration of Optimal States (CLEOS) at the University of Kansas, a research through service program that identifies and guides creative adolescents.

Mihyeon Kim - Gifted and Talented International - Associate Editor

Mihyeon Kim PhD
William & Mary

Mihyeon Kim is the Director of the Precollegiate Learner Programs at the Center for Gifted Education, William and Mary. She develops and implements academic services for K-12 students for various student populations, including Saturday, summer, and residential programs. Under her leadership, K-12 programs at the Center for Gifted Education, William and Mary expanded their educational services to international students. Her passion for serving diverse students led her to be staunchly committed to providing educational opportunities to disadvantaged students. She is eager to make a difference in the lives of high-ability students who may not have been given out-of-school educational opportunities.

Franzis Preckel

Franzis Preckel, PhD
University of Trier

Prof. Dr. Franzis Preckel received her doctorate in Psychology (funded by the German National Merit Foundation) on the assessment of intellectual giftedness from the Westfaelische-Wilhelms-University in Muenster, Germany. From 2003 to 2006 she was assistant professor and head of the Counseling Center for the Gifted and Talented at the Department of Psychology of the Ludwig-Maximilians-University in Munich. In 2006 she became full professor of giftedness research and education at the University of Trier, Germany. Her main research interests are intelligence, giftedness, and factors influencing talent development. She is supervising PhDs and post-docs in the field of giftedness research and education. Franzis Preckel has published her research in more than 100 papers, books, and book chapters and over 70 presentations at international and national conferences.

Urška Žerak - Gifted and Talented International Journal Associate Editor

Urška Žerak, PhD
University of Ljubljana

Dr. Urška Žerak is a teaching assistant of Educational Psychology at the Faculty of Education, University of Ljubljana. She holds a PhD in Applied Psychological Studies from the Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana. Her dissertation focused on the social context of self-regulated learning. Her main research interests and publications are related to gifted education, self-regulated learning, and teachers’ professional development. She is an active member of the Centre for Research and Promotion of Giftedness at the Faculty of Education University of Ljubljana, and the Slovenian Psychological Association.

Editorial Board

  • Jill L. Adelson, USA
  • Don Ambrose, USA
    Rider University
  • Alessandro Antonietti, Italy
    Catholic University of Sacred Heart, Milano
  • Jean-Jacques Bertschi, Switzerland
    Talenta School Zurich
  • Jim Campbell, England
    University of Warwick
  • Pamela Clinkenbeard, USA
    University of Wisconsin
  • Hanna David, Israel
    Tel Aviv University
  • Denise Fleith, Brazil
    University of Brasilia
  • Joan Freeman, England
    Middlesex University
  • Shelagh Gallagher, USA
  • Marcia Gentry, USA
    Purdue University
  • Mary-Anne Heng, Singapore
    Nanyang Technological University
  • Nancy Hertzog, USA, University of Washington
  • Jennifer Jolly, USA
    University of Alabama
  • Mojca Juriševič, Slovenia
    University of Ljubljana
  • Astrid Kaiser, Germany
    University of Oldenburg
  • Lannie Kanevsky, Canada
    Simon Fraser University
  • Roza Leikin, Israel
    University of Haifa
  • Michael S. Matthews, USA
    University of North Carolina at Charlotte
  • Broné Narkeviciené, Lithuania
    Kaunas University of Technology
  • Lynn D. Newton, England
    Durham University
  • Susan J. Paik
    Claremont Graduate University
  • Maria Paz Gomez Arizaga, Chile
    Universidad de Los Andes
  • Roland S. Persson, Sweden
    Jonkoping University
  • Jane Piirto, USA
    Ashland University
  • Margaret Plunkett, Australia
    Federation University
  • Joseph S. Renzulli, USA
    University of Connecticut
  • Tracy Riley, New Zealand
    Massey University
  • Karen Rogers, USA
    University St. Thomas
  • Ugur Sak, Turkey
    Anadolu University
  • Larisa Shavinina, Canada
    University of Quebec
  • Bruce M. Shore, Canada
    McGill University
  • Rena Subotnik, USA
    American Psychological Association
  • Margaret Sutherland, Scotland
    University of Glasgow
  • Kornelia Tischler, Austria
    Alps-Adriatic University of Klagenfurt
  • Aleksandra Tokarz, Poland
    Institute of Psychology, Jagiellonian University
  • Sylvie Tordjman, France
    University Paris Descartes
  • Javier Tourón, España
    CTY España
  • Dmitry Ushakov, Russia
    Moscow University of Psychology and Education
  • Miriam Vock, Germany
    University of Potsdam
  • Wu-Tien Wu, Taiwan
    National Taiwan Normal University

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