Bibliography: Child prodigies
Kearney, K.

This article by Kathi Kearney identifies the research that is available on prodigies. This is an excellent list of resources that will allow you to understand more about how these extremely gifted individuals think and learn.

Books & Book Chapters

Baumgarten, F. (1930). Wunderkinder psychologische Untersuchungen. Leipzig: Johann Ambrosius Barth.

Cox, C. M. (1926). The early mental traits of three hundred geniuses. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press.

Feldman, D. H., & Goldsmith, L. T. (1986). Nature's gambit. New York: Basic Books.

Goertzel, V., & Goertzel, M. G. (1 962). Cradles of eminence. Boston: Little, Brown and Company.

Grost, A. (1970). Genius in residence. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall.

McCurdy, H. G., with Follett, H. (1966). Barbara: The unconscious autobiography of a child genius. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press.

Morelock, M. J., & Feldman, D. H. (1992). Extreme precocity. In N. Colangelo & G. Davis (Eds.), The handbook of gifted education (pp. 347-364). Boston: Allyn & Bacon.

Morelock, M. J., & Feldman, D. H. (1993). Prodigies and savants: What they tell us about giftedness and talent. In K. A. Heller, F.J. Monks, & A. H. Passow (Eds.), International handbook for research on giftedness and talent (pp. 161-181). Oxford: Pergamon Press.

Radford, J. (1990). Child prodigies and exceptional early achievers. New York: The Free Press.

Revesz, G. (1 925). The psychology of a musical prodigy. New York: Harcourt, Brace & Company.

Smith, S. B. (1983). The great mental calculators: The psychology, methods, and lives of calculating prodigies, past and present. New York: Columbia University Press.

Waitzkin, F. (1984). Searching for Bobby Fisher. New York: Penguin Books.

Wallace, A. (1986). The prodigy: A biography of William James Sidis, America's greatest child prodigy. New York: E. P. Dutton.

Wiener, N. (1953). Ex-prodigy: My childhood and youth. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.

Journal Articles
Lehndorff, H., & Falkenstein, L. (1955). Christian Heinrich Heinekin: The miracle baby from Lubeck. Archives of Pediatrics, 72, pp. 360-377.

MacLeish, R. (1984, March). Gifted by nature, prodigies are still mysteries to man. Smithsonian Magazine, p. 71-79.

Weiner, N. (1957, June 7). Analysis of the child prodigy. The New York Times Magazine, p. 15, 30, 32, 34.


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