Mensa Foundation Research Project: Identifying the Unmet Needs of Gifted Adults

  • Apr 19, 2024
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The Mensa Foundation is committed to incorporating the lived experiences of gifted individuals across the lifespan into our understanding of intelligence and the resources we provide. That's why we're thrilled to introduce our groundbreaking Mensa Foundation Research Project, focused on understanding the unmet needs of gifted adults within the various contexts of life.

Why Focus on Gifted Adults?

While considerable attention has been given to supporting gifted children, there's a noticeable gap in addressing the needs of gifted adults. These individuals face unique challenges in education, career development, social interactions, and emotional well-being.

Shedding Light on Unmet Needs

The research project aims to delve into the experiences of gifted adults and uncover the specific challenges they face. By exploring various life contexts, including education, career, social interactions, and mental health, we seek to identify areas where existing support systems are lacking.

Bridging the Gap

Through this research, our goal is to empower gifted adults to thrive. By gaining a deeper understanding of their experiences, we can develop tailored programs and resources to better promote overall well-being and address unmet needs.

How You Can Get Involved

Whether you're a member of Mensa or not, your participation in our research project is invaluable. We encourage all gifted adults to share their experiences and insights to help shape the future of support for this community. Participate in the research by clicking here.

Join the Journey

We invite you to join us on a journey to build knowledge around human potential and our mission to unleash intelligence.

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