Overexcitabilities

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Overexcitabilities

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OVEREXCITABILITY (OE) is a translation of the Polish term nadpobudliwość which means the capacity to be superstimulated. The term overexcitability, rather than just excitability, was chosen to convey the idea that the stimulation is well beyond the common and average in intensity and duration. Overexcitabilities are assumed to be innate tendencies that appear in five forms: psychomotor, sensual, intellectual, imaginational, and emotional. The difference in intensity, sensitivity, and acuity is not only greater than normal, it is also a difference in the very quality of experiencing. As enhanced forms of experiencing, overexcitabilities contribute in important ways to the individual’s psychological development. Consequently, the strength of overexcitabilities is taken, in part, as a measure of developmental potential.

Date

1999

Language

English

Source

Piechowski, M. M. (1999). Overexcitabilities. In M. Runco & S. Pritzker (Eds.), Encyclopedia of creativity (pp. 325-334). New York, NY: Academic Press. 

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“Overexcitabilities,” TPD Archive , accessed November 19, 2017, http://christianewells.com/items/show/46.

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