Research assignment

Hoogleraar Professor
Endowed Professor

The envisaged endowed chair in “Giftedness, Transitions and Social Impact” at Tilburg University is an important step towards making better use of the potential of the gifted. The aim is to start this chair in 2023 at the latest.
The aim of the chair will be: to strengthen scientific research into giftedness over the entire life span, within various life and professional domains, from a longitudinal perspective, with attention to life transitions and with attention to elements from positive psychology.
So: how does giftedness influence the transition from school to work, from work to retirement, from retirement to successful aging? Under what conditions does giftedness really add value in organizations? What interventions are possible to develop and utilize this talent? And how do gifted people stay happy in the various phases of life and in their working lives? Questions to which we as Mensa Foundation and Tilburg University would like to find scientific answers. And then share this in the form of knowledge and tools with various educational and various social stakeholders – for the benefit of humanity.
The research assignment of the endowed chair is currently being further elaborated in a structure paper.

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