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Through the Dąbrowski Lens: Empathy and the Syntonic Continuum

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Harper, AJ and Clifford, CA, Through the Dąbrowski Lens: Empathy and the Syntonic Continuum, Roeper Review, 41, (1) pp. 35-41. ISSN 0278-3193 (2019) [Refereed Article]


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DOI: doi:10.1080/02783193.2018.1553217

Abstract

Kazimierz Dąbrowski’s five-level theory of personality development, the Theory of Positive Disintegration, is one in which the experience of all emotions is essential for the process of individual growth toward the personality ideal. In this article, we synthesize Dąbrowski’s conception of syntony and the development of empathy. We discuss the genesis of empathy within the lower levels of human personality development and visually demonstrate the multilevelness of the development of empathy through a diagrammatic representation of syntonic and empathic responses with examples of these traits mapped to the varying levels of development within Dąbrowski’s Theory of Positive Disintegration.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:Dabrowski, development, empathy, multilevelness, positive disintegration, syntonic continuum
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Curriculum and Pedagogy
Research Field:Curriculum and Pedagogy Theory and Development
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Teaching and Instruction
Objective Field:Pedagogy
UTAS Author:Harper, AJ (Dr Amanda Harper)
UTAS Author:Clifford, CA (Dr Christine Clifford)
ID Code:130701
Year Published:2019
Deposited By:Student Retention and Success
Deposited On:2019-02-07
Last Modified:2019-02-07
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