Dr. David Henry Feldman, Varieties of the Creative Experience
Professor & Developmental Psychologist, Eliot-Pearson Department of Child Development
and Director, Developmental Science Group,
College of Arts, Sciences and Engineering,
Download Powerpoint Presentation from Feldman Seminar at NVCC, Center for Innovative Technology, December 2004.
David Henry Feldman has been intrigued with understanding creativity and giftedness and cognitive development throughout his entire professional career. He has spent a great deal of time exploring child prodigies, has directed a project looking at these prodigies; and, has published extensively on these subjects, including the publication of his book entitled: Nature's Gambit.
Feldman has been a contributing author in many edited volumes on the subject, including the book on Creativity and Development, co-authored with Keith Sawyer, Sternberg, Csikszentmihalyi and others. He has pondered over the nature of creativity, average intelligence, giftedness, extreme giftedness and more. He has advised parents and teachers on how to teach talented children; and, written extensively on the topic. An interesting ovservation made by Dr. Feldman is that giftedness is not necessarily solely synonymous with traditional measures of IQ.
David Henry received his graduate degrees frp, Stanford and Harvard University and his undergraduate degree from the University of Rochester. (In Child Development, Psychological Studies in Education, Psychology, Human Development, Social Studies Education and History).
Among his honors include: recipient of the Fulbright Fellowship, award for the Distinguished Scholar of the Year, and, award from the National Association of Gifted Children. Feldman has also participated in media events, such as appearances on NOVA, the Today Show,
48 Hours, PBS In Search of Mind, TV and Video series, and CNN's Future Watch. Feldman served as a member of the
U.S. Department of Education's Panel on National Policy for Gifted Education.
Feldman currently serves on the national advisory board of the Institute for the Mind of the Child, Society for Research in Child Development, and the Cognitive Development Society. Past Board affiliations include: the Jean Piaget Society, Smithsonian Institution's National Committee for the Mozart Bicentennial, Social Science Research Council's Committee on Development, Giftedness and the Learning Process; The Advisory Board of "Arthur" at WGBH TV in Boston; the Study Group on School Reform for the Javits Program at the U.S, Department of Education, and more.
Feldman has served on a variety of editorial boards including: Behavioral and Brain Science, Child Development, Creativity Research Journal, the International Journal of Thinking Skills and Creativity, and more. Feldman has produced many books, journal articles and publications in the field of cognitive and developmental science, creativity and extreme giftedness.
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