Kristie L. Speirs Neumeister

Kristie L. Speirs Neumeister, PhD, is a professor of educational psychology at Ball State University where she directs the gifted licensure program and teaches graduate courses in educational psychology relating to gifted education. Throughout her career she has focused her research on aspects of perfectionism and how perfectionism influences the achievement of academically gifted students. Dr. Speirs Neumeister was the recipient of the National Association for Gifted Children’s Gifted Child Quarterly Paper of the Year and Early Scholar Awards. She is also the co-author of An Introduction to Gifted Education: The Complete Kit for Facilitators, Coordinators, and In-Service Training Professionals and Gifted Program Evaluation: A Handbook for Administrators and Coordinators.

Perfectionism in School: When Achievement Is Not So Perfect

Perfectionism in School
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Kathryn L. Fletcher and Kristie L. Spears Neumeister

Investigating the complex relationship between perfectionism and academic achievement, advanced students and researchers are introduced to different conceptualizations and measures of perfectionism in the opening chapter. Subsequent chapters of this book then provide an in-depth exploration of factors known to influence perfectionism such as parenting, attachment, and personality, as well as academic outcomes such as motivation, stress, burnout, anxiety, and procrastination. T