Rethinking Dąbrowski's Theory: I. The Case Against Primary Integration

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Rethinking Dąbrowski's Theory: I. The Case Against Primary Integration

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Some terms of Dabrowski’s theory are misleading. The construct of level and the concepts of integration and disintegration mean different things. The concept of primary integration as a starting point for personality development is untenable in light of research on child development. In its place, Level I as a type of development that is constrained by social pressures and the effort to succeed in life will serve better. Milgram’s studies of obedience and Bandura’s of the ways of bypassing one’s conscience are sufficient to explain how the Level I type of integration can take hold of a person. The descriptive term of disintegration is too extreme and too limiting to enclose the diversity of processes at each level that also include partial integration. Common errors that have crept into the usage of the theory are identified and corrected.

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2014

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English

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Piechowski, M. M. (2014). Rethinking Dąbrowski's theory: I. The case against primary integration. Roeper Review, 36(1), 11-17. 

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“Rethinking Dąbrowski's Theory: I. The Case Against Primary Integration,” TPD Archive , accessed November 19, 2017, http://christianewells.com/items/show/36.

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