21 Years With the Dabrowski Theory: An Autoethnography

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21 Years With the Dabrowski Theory: An Autoethnography

Description

This autoethnography gives a personal and cultural account of my work with the Dabrowski theory. I have administered the Overexcitability Questionnaire (OEQ) and the Overexcitability Questionnaire II (OEQ-II) to 16 cohorts of talented high school sophomores and juniors (N = 600+). I have written about much of this in my books, but the studies have not appeared in the journal literature, though they have been presented at national and international conferences. Comparison studies have been done with both instruments. In addition, I organized three of the first Dabrowski conferences in the U.S., edited a newsletter, and my graduate students used the OEQs in their own studies. In this autoethnographic account, I describe several studies with the OEQ and the OEQ-II. The appeal of the Dabrowski
theory itself, as it posits levels of adult development gained through reactions to challenges, seems to appeal to people by means that seem to be mysterious and mythic.

Date

2010

Language

English

Source

Piirto, J. (2010). 21 years with the Dabrowski theory: An autoethnography. Advanced Development, 12, 68-90.

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Citation

“21 Years With the Dabrowski Theory: An Autoethnography,” TPD Archive , accessed November 19, 2017, http://christianewells.com/items/show/106.

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