Dabrowski's Theory of Positive Disintegration

Dabrowski s Theory of Positive Disintegration Kazimierz Dabrowski s Theory of Positive Disintegration TPD which includes the widely known overexcitabilities is one of the most influential theories in gifted education This groundbreaking book

  • Title: Dabrowski's Theory of Positive Disintegration
  • Author: Sal Mendaglio
  • ISBN: 9780910707848
  • Page: 409
  • Format: Paperback
  • Kazimierz Dabrowski s Theory of Positive Disintegration TPD , which includes the widely known 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.Kazimierz Dabrowski s Theory of Positive Disintegration TPD , which includes the widely known 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 It summarizes the research and application of TPD, as well as compares it to other theories of personality and psychological development Dabrowski s Theory of Positive Disintegration is a thought provoking book that provides powerful insights and information not previously published about Dabrowski s theory.

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    About “Sal Mendaglio

    • Sal Mendaglio

      Sal Mendaglio, Ph.D is an associate professor in the Division of Teacher Preparation, Graduate Division of Educational Research and Research Associate, Centre for Gifted Education, University of Calgary He is the current Chair of the Counselling and Guidance Division, National Association for Gifted Children Sal s interest in perfectionism is part of his interest in clarifying what the field of gifted education identifies as the social and emotional issues of gifted individuals He also has a keen interest in Dabrowski s theory of positive disintegration See at sengifted archives article

    903 thoughts on “Dabrowski's Theory of Positive Disintegration

    • 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


    • 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.


    • A very good summary compiled and written by Mendaglio. The comparison of Dabrowski's TPD to both Plato's and Kierkegaard's theories was particularly useful. I would highly recommend this book to anyone raising a gifted child.


    • 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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