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Linda Kreger Silverman is a psychologist who has been an outspoken advocate for the gifted, who she feels have been neglected in schools and misunderstood in society. In 1979 Silverman founded the Gifted Development Center, which is now a subsidiary of the Institute for the Study of Advanced Development. (She directs both organizations.) Silverman received her undergraduate degree in elementary education from SUNY College of Education at Buffalo and her PhD in educational psychology and special education from the University of Southern California. She is the author of Giftedness 101, Counseling the Gifted and Talented, Upside-Down Brilliance: The Visual-Spatial Learner, Advanced Development: A Collection of Works on Giftedness in Adults and the founder of Advanced Development Journal.