Wigtil & White: DOI: 10.18536/jge.2017.

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Wigtil, C. J., & White, W. L. (2017). Children above 180 IQ Stanford-Binet: A seventy-five year follow-up. Journal of Genius and Eminence, 2(1), 77-91. http://dx.doi.org/10.18536/jge.2017.

Children Above 180 IQ Stanford-Binet: A Seventy-Five Year Follow-Up

Clifton J. Wigtil

Willard L. White
Florida Atlantic University


The findings of a follow-up study of 10 of the subjects of Leta Hollingworth’s (1942/1975) study, “Children Above 180 IQ Stanford-Binet,” are presented, including interviews with two living subjects, a written response to a questionnaire with a third, and an interview with the daughter of a recently deceased fourth subject. The fact that three of the subjects, identified as highly gifted as children, went on to achieve eminence is addressed, and the nature of the subjects’ adult psychosocial development is presented.