316 Peabody Administration Building
Ph.D. (University of Minnesota, 1987)
Professor of Psychology and Human Development
Co-Director, Study of Mathematically Precocious Youth (SMPY)
Investigator, Vanderbilt Kennedy Center for Research on Human Development
Professor Lubinski's interests are concentrated on psychological measurement and assessing individual differences in human behavior. Using longitudinal methods, his empirical research is focused on the identification of different types of intellectually precocious youth and the conditions for enhancing their educational and vocational development. With Camilla Benbow, he co-directs the Study of Mathematically Precocious Youth (SMPY), a longitudinal study of over 5000 intellectually talented participants, initially identified before age 13. His framework for studying talent development is best described in Lubinski and Benbow (2000, 2006) and his psychological orientation is found in Lubinski (1996, 2000, 2004).
- Bleske-Rechek, A., Lubinski, D., & Benbow, C. P. (2004). Meeting the educational needs of special populations: Advanced Placement's role in developing exceptional human capital. Psychological Science, 15, 217-224.
- Lubinski, D. (2000). Scientific and social significance of assessing individual differences: "Sinking shafts at a few critical points." Annual Review of Psychology, 51, 405-444.
- Lubinski, D. (2004). Introduction to the special section on cognitive abilities: 100 years after Spearman's (1904) "'General intelligence,' objectively determined and measured." Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 86, 96-111.
- Lubinski, D., & Benbow, C. P. (2000). States of excellence. American Psychologist, 55, 137-150.
- Lubinski, D., & Benbow, C.P. (2006). Study of Mathematically Precocious Youth after 35 years: Uncovering antecedents for the development of math-science expertise. Perspectives on Psychological Science, 1, 316-345.
- Lubinski, D., Benbow, C. P., Shea, D. L., Eftekhari-Sanjani, H., & Halvorson, M. B. J. (2001). Men and women at promise for scientific excellence: Similarity not dissimilarity. Psychological Science, 12, 309-317.
- Lubinski, D., Benbow, C. P., Webb, R. M., & Bleske-Rechek, A. (2006). Tracking exceptional human capital over two decades. Psychological Science, 17, 194-199.
- Park, G., Lubinski, D., & Benbow, C.P. (2007). Contrasting intellectual patterns for creativity in the arts and sciences: Tracking intellectually precocious youth over 25 years. Psychological Science, 18, XX-XX.
- Wai, J., Lubinski, D., & Benbow, C. P. (2005). Creativity and occupational accomplishments among intellectually precocious youth: An age 13 to age 33 longitudinal study. Journal of Educational Psychology, 9, 484-492.
- Webb, R. M., Lubinski, D., & Benbow, C. P. (2002). Mathematically facile adolescents with math/science aspirations: New perspectives on their educational and vocational development. Journal of Educational Psychology, 94, 785-794.
- Webb, R.M., Lubinski, D., & Benbow, C.P. (2007). Spatial ability: A neglected dimension in talent searches for intellectually precocious youth. Journal of Educational Psychology, 99, 397-420.