- Series: Cambridge Studies in Social & Emotional Development
- Paperback: 320 pages
- Publisher: Cambridge University Press; First Edition edition (November 13, 1996)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0521574633
- ISBN-13: 978-0521574631
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.7 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,404,349 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Talented Teenagers: The Roots of Success and Failure (Cambridge Studies in Social & Emotional Development) First Edition Edition
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Talented Teenagers is a fascinating and absorbing examination of what makes adolescents tick: what roles personality traits, family interactions, education, and the social environment play in a young person's motivation to develop his or her talent. Vivid descriptions in the students' own words bring the material to life.
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