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Kazimierz Dabrowski's Theory of Positive Disintegration (TPD), which includes the widely know "overexcitabilities," is one of the most influential theories in gifted education. This groundbreaking book, edited by Dr. Sal Mendaglio, brings together leading professionals, many of whom knew Dr. Dabrowski himself, and provides readers with a diversity of perspectives on TPD. I ...more
Paperback, 311 pages
Published April 8th 2008 by Great Potential Press (first published December 1st 2007)
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Barbara R. Saunders
Very provocative collection of papers about Dabrowski's theory. I read this as a follow-up to Karen Horney's "The Neurotic Personality of Our Time" and highly recommend reading them together
Amber Y
1. not only applicable on the talented or sensitive ones, but also average people.
2. good to raise up awareness on authenticity. I think many people learn so-called "maturity" at the expense of sensitivity.
3. a great theoretical framework but one hardly find any celebrity for Level 4 or 5, as also stated in this book. High level in Dabrowski's framework doesn't necessarily lead to happiness in social life, which is not addressed in his theory.
4. Grey-zones of personality development are not muc
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Emily
A good introduction to Dr. Dabrowski's theory of personality and its growth, especially as it relates to "gifted" individuals - the highly intelligent, sensitive, curious, and intense. Typos in the book annoyed me, but I feel that Dabrowski's work deserves wider recognition in the psychological field in general, outside of the field of gifted education, where it is most commonly encountered.
Heather
I love this stuff, fascinating...
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