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Through the Dąbrowski lens: a fresh examination of the Theory of Positive Disintegration


Harper, A and Cornish, L and Smith, S and Merrotsy, P, Through the Dąbrowski lens: a fresh examination of the Theory of Positive Disintegration, Roeper Review, 39, (1) pp. 37-43. ISSN 0278-3193 (2017) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1080/02783193.2016.1247395


Dąbrowski’s Theory of Positive Disintegration is an emotion-centred, non-ontogenetic, five-level theory of personality development where the experience of all emotions is essential for the process of growth. In this paper, we examine the complexities of the Three Factors of Development, which are essential to the notion of development within the Theory of Positive Disintegration. We elaborate upon the relationships between these Factors, depict the processes and interactions in a new graphical framework, provide associated explanations and support these by additional references to Dąbrowski’s original writings.

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Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:Dabrowski, positive disintegration, empathy, gifted, factors of development, personality, multilevelness, developmental potential, overexcitabilities, integration
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Curriculum and pedagogy
Research Field:Curriculum and pedagogy not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Teaching and curriculum
Objective Field:Pedagogy
UTAS Author:Harper, A (Dr Amanda Harper)
ID Code:112503
Year Published:2017 (online first 2016)
Deposited By:Curriculum and Academic Development
Deposited On:2016-11-14
Last Modified:2017-11-20

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